Burns refer to damage to the skin caused by heat of fire.
Burn symptoms vary according to degree. In first degree burns the skin reddens, but only the top layer of the skin (epidermis) is affected. The skin may peel away in several days and usually heals quickly.
In second degree burns blisters are created due to damage to the deeper layer of the skin. Second degree burns usually heal without scarring.
In third degree burns the full thickness of the skin is damaged by the heat or fire, causing the affected area to appear charred or white. Tissues below (bones and muscles) the burn areas may also be exposed. Case of third degree burns requires the attention of a burn specialist in order to be properly treated.
Eat a high-protein diet for second and third degree burns to help repair damaged tissue. Also increase your intake of fluids and high-zinc foods, such as pumpkin seeds and oysters.
Mix the following together: vitamin A, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, zinc oxide, and aloe gel, and apply topically to the affected area. The following nutrients taken orally can also be helpful: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
Apply the paste made of fresh aloe vera gel or plain ghee and coconut oil to the affected areas.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
A salve made with lithospermum root (zi cao) and black sesame oil is recommended. Ginger juice can also be applied fresh topically. In TCM, Honey is known as Feng Mi and has the ability to nourish yin energy and strengthen the spleen. Apart from its widely recognized nutritional value, honey is also the Chinese people’s favourite as a “neutral” food with medicinal properties.
Lavender, geranium, and camphor essential oils are all excellent for helping to heal burns. To prevent blistering, apply two to three drops of lavender oil. (The discovery of the healing properties of lavender oil on burns was actually the basis for research into and development of the field of aromatherapy by French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé.)
For first degree burns Calendula, Hypericum, Arnica (for shock), Urtica Urens, and Belladonnacan be helpful. Arnica (for shock), Cantharis, and Belladonna are excellent homeopathic remedies for second degree burns. Although third degree burns require the immediate attention of a physician, they can also benefit from the use of Urtica urens, and Rhus tox.
In cases of first degree burns, apply a poultice, salve, or juice of plantain to the burn. Cool aloe vera gel can also be applied. For sunburn cool aloe vera gel applied liberally to the burnt area may be helpful. If badly burned, a salve made with St. John`s wort and calendula flowers may be helpful.
Rescue Remedy Cream® can be applied (minimum four times a day) on unbroken skin above burn or on healthy skin surrounding – but not on top of – an open wound resulting from burn. Rescue Remedy® liquid can also be used to calm the stressful feelings due to the burn.
Ice and vinegar applied to the affected areas can speed healing.
Apply the gel from a freshly cut aloe vera leaf to assist healing
Silver bandages (colloidal silver applied to bandage) applied to first degree burns is also helpful.
Though not well known, Noni Juice applied directly to burns has a successful anecdotal history. It’s effective if you can get freshly squeezed Noni juice instead of the reconstituted stuff multi-level groups promote. Noni juice has historically demonstrated powerful healing properties with topical applications on burns in the Pacific Islands
Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of burns: Cell Therapy, Guided Imagery, Light Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Oxygen Therapy (especially Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy), and Traditional Chinese Medicine. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)
Five natural burn remedies in your home: www.naturalnews.com/029092_burns_natural_remedies.html
The healing power of honey: www.naturalnews.com/021506_honey_grocery_healing.html
Heal and soothe burns without scarring: www.naturalnews.com/028939_scarring_natural_remedies.html
Aloe Vera for burns: www.naturalnews.com/025666_aloe_vera_burns.html
Ayurvedic home remedies for burns: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruHWN7kQB2w
Hypnosis compared to stress reducing strategy in burns patients: www.naturalnews.com/024626_hypnosis_stress_pain.html
Aluminium in medication patches causes severe burns during MRI scans: www.naturalnews.com/026173_MRI_burns_aluminum.html
The healing power of lavender: www.naturalnews.com/026173_MRI_burns_aluminum.html
Further Information (links and books)
Lavender Oil www.rivendellaromatics.com (805) 649-2476
Zinc, Zinc Food Complex www.newchapter.com (800) 543-7279
Rescue Remedy®, Bach Flower Essence www.heritagestore.com (800) 862-2923
Vitamin C, Catie’s Organic Vit C Plus www.energyessentials.com (888) 456-1597
Vitamin E, Unique E www.iherb.com (951) 616-3600
Andrea Butje | Aromahead email@example.com – Aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt firstname.lastname@example.org – Organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA email@example.com – Meditation, stress
Judith Hoad firstname.lastname@example.org – Herbalist.
Kath May email@example.com – Reiki, Tai Chi.
Lillian Bridges firstname.lastname@example.org – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika email@example.com – Aromatherapy.
Rakesh GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic practitioner.