There are many treatments for burns. For small burns i would recommend icing immediately even though everyone else says not to. I'm 75% burned from a large fire. Severely burned. I keep getting minor burns and i find that immediate icing with quick removal when icing burns and re-ice when that calms. Keep a happy medium of comfort for at least a half hr or so and keep away from heat for a while. If blistering i'll have add another remedy.
Came across your site and thought i'd submit something.
I know of an exceptionally effective natural remedy for healing burns and lowering a fever: egg whites.
Egg whites are by far the best method to lower a high temperature within MINUTES! When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I had acquired a fever so high that I started to hallucinate. My mother was in a panic, she feared brain damage if something didn't lower the fever and FAST. My grandma told her to soak 2 cloths or hankerchiefs in egg whites and put on the soles of the feet (cover with socks). The egg whites instantaneously start to draw the temperature DOWN from the brain (where it is dangerous) to the feet (where it can do no damage). After that incident my mom used this method successfully every time I had high temp.
The egg whites are also a miracle cure for burns, even severe ones. Soak or coat affected area in egg white. While the egg white is still wet you will feel no pain from the burn. As soon as it dries up the pain comes back so reapplication is necessary. This method not only aleviates the pain it actually heals and prevents scarring from the burn.
I submited this remedy to earthclinic.com and there has been a lot of positive feed back: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/fever.html
I would like to let more people know about the miraculous effectiveness of treating fevers and burns with egg whites so please post this on your site if you deem fit.
Ani from Ontario, Canada
I know it sounds crazy but..MUSTARD works great.I work at a diner in the kitchen and i havent quite mastered the grill yet, the first time i burned myself my boss told my to put mustard on it..i did..it immediatly stopped the pain and it never blistered up..u cant tell i ever did it.
Colgate toothpaste is a great salve for burns.
Clean with household anti-bacterial soap (aka Dial or Safeguard) then take a bowl of COOL, definetly not cold, and soak a few regular grocery store black tea bags into the water for a few minutes (during this time, take an Advil or other ibuprofen type based pain reliever to reduce swelling as well as the pain). When the tea has steeped into the water, soak the affected area (the tannic acid naturally found in black tea dramatically reduces the pain associated with household burns that do not require professional medical treatment). Once the area begins to feel better, do NOT rinse the tea off the skin; however, just GENTLY bandage the area with NON-STICK breathable (aka no plastic bandages). I hope this helps you should you ever have to endure the pain of burns. See also, the topic of sunburn.
If you have a small burn, take witch hazel and put it on the area where the burn is..if u keep the witch hazel there the burn will not hurt, but once u move the witch hazel ur gonna feel that pain again..it helps for temp. relief..
Also for burn use a aloe vera plant, take one of the leave type things open it up to where the gell type stuff is out and rub it on the area where the burn or cut is...