Nature's Healing of Minor Skin Burns

Dermatologists recommend using natural treatments to ease the skin and lower inflammation for treating small skin burns.

Put the burn in cool water right away or use cold, wet cloths on it for about 10 minutes, or until the pain goes away.

Use petroleum jelly twice or three times a day. Do not put butter, toothpaste, ointments, or ointments on the burn; they could make it worse. Do not put medicines on the skin.

Put a clean, nonstick cloth over the burn. If boils appear, cover the area and let them heal on their own. Not if you don't want to.

You might want to take over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen to ease the pain and reduce swelling.

Keep the area out of the sun by finding shade, wearing clothes that cover you, or putting on a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

Utilizing essential oils, vitamins, and plant substances directly on the burn site can help them heal naturally. You can also eat fewer foods that make inflammation worse and slow down recovery and more foods that fight inflammation to speed up the healing process.

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