How To Heal A Burn
So, you just got burned and you need to know how to heal a burn? There are many different types of burns, such as third-degree and simple burns that can be obtained while cooking. Here, we're going to provide some general guidelines to use for all types of burns. So, here's how to heal a burn.
To heal a burn, you will need:
- A bottle of Aloe
- Small towel (non-paper)
- Plastic Bag
- Anti-Itch lotion
- Determine how bad the burn is. You may think that you can determine how bad the burn is by measuring the amount of pain you are in. This may not always work because usually the pain is too great to be measured. Simply look at the burn to determine how bad it is. If it looks a little redder than your normal skin color, then it's a very mild burn. If it looks like your skin is beginning to peel off, then it is a serious burn.
- Prevent swelling. Take your plastic bag and fill it up with ice. Then, take your small towel and wrap it around the bag of ice to prevent condensation. Now, take the bag and put it directly on the burn. This relieves the skin greatly and prevents it from swelling up. It also helps the burn heal a lot faster.
- The final touch. You may only need to do this if you have severe burns, but it helps to be safe. Take your bottle of Aloe and squeeze out some of the Aloe onto your fingers. Rub the Aloe around and on the burn. The burned skin may sting a little bit for a few seconds. However, once the stinging is gone your skin will fill cooled down and very relieved. Eventually, the pain will be gone and your skin will begin to pull itself together to heal.
- The itching. Once the pain is gone, your skin will begin to heal itself. This will cause itching in the skin, but don't scratch it. If you scratch it you will tear up the new skin and it will need to re-grow. Try to ignore the itching. If you need, you can use some anti-itch lotion to stop your skin from itching.