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    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 a handful of oatmeal (ground to a powder) to your bath. Or you can try an oatmeal bath product, such as Aveeno.
    • Use a moisturizer or light powder to smooth areas where skin rubs against skin to prevent chafing.
    • 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 skin.
    • Try an aloe vera lotion.
    • 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 measures.


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    Last Updated: August 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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