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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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