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Top 5 home remedies to heal burn injuries and scars in no time

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Here are top 5 home remedies that you should know about to get instant relief from burn injuries and do away with the scars left on skin by the wounds.

Written by Sreemoyee Chatterjee |Updated : November 26, 2018 11:55 AM IST

Dealing with burn injuries is quite a common affair for most women. Spending time in kitchen and cooking yummy dishes for yourself or family often come with burn marks on skin left behind by an accidental oil spill or more. Hence, you must always be prepared to face such a situation. Here we are with top 5 home remedies that can serve as potent first aid for burn injuries and help in healing the scars quick.

Potato: Rubbing a thin slice of raw potato on minor skin burns can soothe the area immediately. Do not apply too much of pressure while rubbing the burnt skin and make sure that the juice from the potato slice is released on the charred skin. Raw potatoes can also curb irritation around the wound. Use it immediately after the burn occurs to get maximum output.

Cold water or cold milk: These are considered to be the most effective ways of treating firecracker burns at home. Running cold water for 10 to 15 minutes over the burn or applying cold milk to the burnt area can give you immediate relief. Experts suggest repeating this after every few hours to reduce pain. When using water, avoid using ice cubes as these may restrict blood flow and damage delicate tissues.

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Aloe Vera: Its soothing properties can calm the wound and that brings down the chances of blister formation. You need to eat the fresh juice or gel from the plant. Rinse the burnt area with cold water or vinegar before you apply the juice and leave on for few hours. It will work magic and heal your wound.

Turmeric: Another traditional method of natural healing, a mix of turmeric paste and warm milk left on the burns overnight can ease your wounds and inflammation. Turmeric contains curcuminoids and these are bioactive constituents with anti-cancer, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Coconut oil: A traditional method of healing burns and wounds, coconut oil contains Vitamin E and fatty acids like lauric acid, myristic acid and capric acid and these are anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidising.

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