Over the last twenty years the number of serious burn injuries has dropped considerably in the United States. However, despite this drop, severe burn injuries continue to take place with dangerous regularity.
If you experience a serious burn injury, possibly from a defective laptop, you will mostly likely need to visit a hospital’s emergency room to seek professional medical attention. However, if you experience only minor burns, there are a number of home remedies that you can use to alleviate your pain and treat your injury.
The following items are present in most households and can be used to treat minor burns quickly and effectively:
Preparation H, or any hemorrhoid cream, can be used to treat minor burns and provide fast pain relief. Hemorrhoid cream was designed to alleviate the pain that accompanies burning and swelling and can offer quick pain relief when applied to a burn on any part of the body.
Cool water is one of the best ways to alleviate the pain of a minor burn without causing damage to the skin cells. Many people instinctively rush to ice cold water after a burn for pain relief. However, placing a fresh burn under ice cold water will kill additional skin cells, whereas cool water will provide pain relief without damaging the skin.
Milk is something that almost everyone will have in their refrigerator and it can provide great pain relief for burn victims. Soaking a burn in milk for about 15 minutes will do a lot to sooth your pain. The higher the fat content in the milk, the more it will help.
Most people are aware of the benefits aloe has on burns. Not only will aloe help sooth the pain of a burn injury, but studies have found that putting aloe on a burn will help the injury heal up to 40% faster.