A burn is tissue damage caused by heat or fire. Burns are rated by degree of severity. First degree burns involve superficial damage, affecting only the epidermis, or outer layer of the skin, and produce redness and mild pain. Most Cases of sun burn are first degree burns. Second degree burns damage tissue in the epidermis and the next layer of skin, the dermis; redness, blisters, and more severe pain accompany second-degree burns. Third degree burns destroy the epidermis and dermis and damage tissue beneath the skin; the skin may be charred. Try the following remedies as a treatment for second degree burns at home, if your second degree burn is smaller than a quarter size.
In the case of a third-degree burn, a second-degree burn larger than a quarter in size, or an electrical burn, get medical care immediately.
Apply fresh cut aloe vera gel on the first and second degree burns to get immediate relief.
Cut open a vitamin E capsule and apply the liquid on the affected area as soon as possible, this can provide relief. Continue the treatment for 3-4 days minimum
Apply lavender oil to the minor second degree burns , as frequently as you like to cure second degree burns. Reduce the frequency after first two days.
Essential oils treatment
For second-degree burns first, apply 1 drop each of Tea Tree and Lavender essential oils to cleanse the wound.Then blend the following:
Helichrysum essential oil: 9 drops
Spike Lavender essential oil: 6 drops
Sage essential oil: 6 drops
Rosemary Verbenone essential oil: 6 drops
Rose hip seed fatty oil: 1 teaspoon (5 ml); this is a carrier oil that has been infused with rose hip seed
Sunflower vegetable oil: 5 teaspoons (25 ml)
Apply enough of this mixture to cover the area of the burn, 3 times daily, until the burn is healed. Gradually reduce the application to 2 times daily, then once a day, to help the skin Complete its recovery. Protect the burn from direct sun exposure throughout.
Prickly pear cactus pads
Prickly Pear cactus pads can do wonders for a second-degree burn with blisters in the early stages (just forming). Prickly Pear can pull the moisture from the blisters and the skin can then return to normal, circumventing the usual healing process. There is no point in using prickly pear in the later stages of blistering because the skin has already started denying. In most cases, one to two applications is sufficient. Leave the pad on For 20—30 minutes per application. Change the pad with each application and do the second right after the first. You can do up to five applications, depending on the severity of the injury, but after the first two applications, separate them by an hour or more.
Eat green and yellow vegetables, flax seeds (grind in a coffee or herb grinder and sprinkle on salads and other food). Drink plenty of water.
Turmeric for burns
Turmeric’s many healing properties make it effective for a wide range of skin conditions. It’s antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antitumoral. Use it topically to bring pimples to a head quickly and soothe acne, scrapes, and sunburns. (In India, they even sell Band-Aids infused with the spice.) It stains, so be sure to wash your hands after use.
Add several drops of water or aloe-vera juice (available at health-food stores) to 1/2 teaspoon of powdered turmeric to make a thin paste. With your fingers, spread the mixture on blemishes, sunburns, or acne. Leave on for up to an hour, then rinse.