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How Do I Heal a Burn Quickly?

If you've burned yourself, it can be a stressful situation trying to figure out what to do. The good news is that for minor burns, there are a few things you can try to let the burn heal as quickly as possible. Some of these remedies you may even already have at home.

For minor burns:

  • Hold the area under cool (not cold) running water for a few minutes. Alternatively, soaking a clean cloth in cool water and placing it over the burned area can also help.

  • If the burnt area is on your fingers or wrists or any other area where tight items, clothing or jewellery are present, remove these immediately before the area swells.

  • Apply a lotion like aloe vera if you can. This will help soothe and also moisturise the skin. Aloe vera is also a natural anti-inflammatory and has antibacterial properties.

  • Cover the burn with a bandage, wrapping it loosely to avoid pressure on the burned area. Vaseline can act as a barrier ointment and keep the dressing from sticking to your skin. If you do not have access to a bandage, plastic cling wrap can also work. Just cover the burned area, not the whole limb.

  • Don't break blisters. This might cause infection.

But there are also some products you should avoid:

You should not put ice, butter, oil, egg whites, or toothpaste on a burn. These "folk remedies" can cause infection.

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