We have all experienced having a minor burn. It can because you stayed too long in the sun, spilled some kind of hot liquid on yourself or because of electricity. This kind of minor burn is called a first-degree burn, and you don’t need to worry too much about it because it only injures the first layer of the skin. First-degree burns will make your skin red, and you may also feel a painful small swelling at the site of the injury. Within a day or two, your skin will start to peel, and it usually takes a couple of days for it to heal.
Did you know that you can use natural home remedies to speed up the healing process? They work like magic in helping with minor burns, but if your burn is due to electricity or is more advanced, you should visit your doctor and seek medical treatment.
1. Cold Water
Whether the burn is a result of a sunstroke or hot liquid, the first thing you need to do is to run some cold water over the burn. You should the water running for a couple of minutes until you start to feel more comfortable. When the cold water runs on the burned area, it protects you because it stops the burn from spreading to the areas around it. It can help relieve the pain and redness for a while. Another idea is to place a cold compress over the burned area. This will ease the pain you feel and help reduce the swelling. Feel free to repeat this whenever you need.