Burn injury to tissues caused by heat, friction, electricity, radiation, or chemicals. Scalds are a type of burn caused by a hot liquid or steam. Each and every one must have felt the pain of a burn at least once in their life. Depending upon the severity of burns they are categorized into three categories namely first degree burn, second degree burn and third degree burn. Burns are treated depending upon the category of the burn and the cause.
Symptoms of first degree, second degree and third degree burns:
Burn symptoms depend upon its severity. A mild burn of first degree will only cause red skin and a mild pain. It takes about three to six days to heal.
Second degree burns may cause swelling, blisters and peel the skin.
Third degree burns are very severe; they may cause white or black charred skin. As they damage the nerves there may be no pain initially. They damage the skin layers beneath the top layer.
Here's one of the most simple burn remedies. For most common burns, the first and perhaps most important step is to apply cool water. Not ice cubes, which can further damage skin already injured, but plain cold water.
Honey was another item used, the honey would be applied to the burn and then covered with a clean cloth. Honey is also known for it’s anti bacterial properties, so it aided in faster healing of the burn.
For a minor burn milk was used, either by soaking the burned area in a bowl of milk or applying a cloth soaked in milk. This method could be repeated until the pain ceased. I have used this method myself, it does work and the burn didn’t even blister.
Another one of the better burn remedies which is very effective is vitamin E. The most common way to apply this is to break open capsules of vitamin E and apply them directly to the burned area. Vitamin E oils and creams can also be used.
Margaret from San Antonio, Texas writes: "To relieve pain due to minor burns (1st-2nd degree burns), apply egg white to affected area."
Apple cider vinegar seems to almost be a cure all, it was often used on burns to. It will stop the pain and even help keep the burn from blistering and scarring.
Apply calendula gel directly to the burned area as often as necessary to relieve the pain. The gel helps in supporting your skin's natural moisture layer which has been severely damaged and dried out from the burn.