Other Home Treatment Measures for a First-Degree Burn or Sunburn - Topic Overview
There is no evidence-based research to support the safety and
effectiveness of the following home treatment measures, but they may help
relieve your burn symptoms.
- Soak a washcloth in water
to make a cool compress.
- Add oatmeal [0.5 cup (120 mL)] or baking soda to a cool water bath.
- Use a moisturizer or
light powder to smooth areas where skin rubs against skin to prevent
- Use calamine lotion for itching.
- Cut a raw
potato and spread the juice on the burned skin.
- Use chamomile
diluted in warm water or brewed into a tea to sponge on the burned
- Add 2 to 3 drops of lavender essential oil to 1 teaspoon of
vegetable oil to smooth over the burned skin.
Avoid breaking open any blisters, and watch for any
signs of a skin infection while using home treatment
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 01, 2011
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