A burn is a type of injury to skin, or other tissues, caused by heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, friction, or radiation. Most burns are due to heat from hot liquids, solids, or fire. Females in many areas of the world have a higher risk related to the more frequent use of open cooking fires or unsafe cook stoves. Alcoholism and smoking are other risk factors.
- Raw Potato:
Simply cut a slice of raw potato and rub it on the burn, making sure the juice from the potato is releasing over the area.
- Cold Water:
Stop a burn from spreading by running cold water over the burn area for several minutes within seconds of being burned.
- Aloe Vera:
Cut a small piece of the aloe vera leaf and apply the fresh gel directly on the burn.
- Lemon Juice and Coconut Oil:
Combine lemon juice and coconut oil. Mix equal parts of them and apply it directly to the scalds.
Put a cotton ball in white vinegar and dab it carefully to the affected burnt skin. You may also use compress and soaked it into mixture of water and vinegar.
- Ice Cube:
Use an ice cube and put it in the affected area. For best results, rinse the ice cube with some water to avoid it from sticking in the tongue.