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9. Plantain Leaves

plantain leaves

Plantain leaves is a popular remedy for treating burns. Plantain leaves are rich in anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

  • Crush some fresh plantain leaves to make a paste.
  • Spread it on the affected area and cover with a cotton cloth.
  • Reapply a fresh poultice when the plantain dries out.

10. Onion Juice

onion

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Onion juice has components like sulfur compounds and quercetin that can relieve pain, help heal the burn and reduce the chance of blistering.

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  1. Cut a fresh onion and apply the juice onto the burn. Only use freshly cut onions, as after a few minutes onions lose their medicinal properties.
  2. Repeat the process several times a day.

Additional Tips

  • You can also apply some white toothpaste or a regular non-mentholated shaving cream on the affected area.
  • Avoid applying oil, butter, petroleum jelly, or egg whites to a burn as it may trap the heat instead of drawing it out. Raw egg whites may also contain bacteria.
  • It is believed that applying ice can bring relief but it is usually not recommended as it tends to slow the healing process.
  • If the wound develops blisters then don’t break the blisters as it may increase the risk of infection.
  • Do not use adhesive dressings on the wound.
  • Protect the burn from friction.
  • Avoid re-injuring or tanning the affected area.

These remedies are only for minor and first-degree burns. For serious burns, you must see a doctor for medical treatment. The same is suggested for electrical burns, or if a minor burn covers larger areas of the skin or gets infected.

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Medic for Minor Burns was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies
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  1. I thank God for this page for home remedies. I burnt my pinky finger including the one next to it….luckily it was my left hand. That burning sensation is a kick tout my butt. I wasn’the able to sleep after I gotten my figures burned while cooking dinner for my family. I tried the Black tea that following morning soaking 3 black tea bags and waited for it to cool down with the 3 tea bags still in it. It was pitch black by the time it cooled down…I took 2 tea bad that was soaked and placed one on each finger along with a wash cloth soaked in tea and wrapped it over the 2 the two teams bags and my two fingures. Awwwweeee….instant relieve. I was able to sleep. So while taking a knap, I left the tea bags and wash cloth over my fingers. I put a glove over it so I and tied it so I won’the get my bedding wet. I placed a dried bath towel where I placed my hands just in case the tea liquid leaked out of the gloves….thanKhairah you, thank you, thank you so so so much….this page is a blessing…2 thumbs up….

  2. Actually warm water is more beneficial than cold water. Recent studies show that warm water is more effective at stopping burn progression and increasing tissue survival.

  3. guys I just burnt my head was trying to steam after putting onion juice onto my scalp for hair growth but after Iran here I made more onion juice following your advise but will my hair grow in that area

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