There are many different home remedies for burns on skin that can be found around the average American and Indian household. I say India because they would seem to need treatment more often compared to Americans. In fact, nearly 7 million burns are reported in India each year. This is a far cry from the stats collected by the American Burn Association (Ameriburn.org) which claims roughly 450,000 Americans treated yearly.
In an article posted in the Time of India, author Monami K. Thakur points out excessive amount of people suffering from burns can be
“attributed to the lack of proper safety measures. For serious burn injuries, it is mandatory to seek medical help as soon as possible. However, minor burns like sunburns or household burns, can be treated with certain home remedies to minimize pain.
These home remedies include easy-to-follow steps using materials that you will find in your kitchen. However, always remember that these remedies are not a substitute for prescribed treatments by healthcare professionals.”
The article goes on to lists home remedies such as tea bags, cool water, honey, lavender oil, and vinegar- all of which should be made mandatory in the average Indian home. It’s all good stuff that works but let’s face it, some preventative safety measures should be at the top of the list to discuss.