Home Remedies for Burns from Boiling Water

Home Remedies for Burns from Boiling Water

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If you have burned yourself with boiling water, it is likely that you have sustained a second degree burn. These burns are characterized by a blistering of the skin along with pain. When this occurs, you should first hold the burn under cool water for several minutes. You can also wrap your burn in a wet towel to help relieve pain. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

It is important to avoid using ice or water that is extremely cold when you have been burned by boiling water. This method will actually damage the burn more than it will help it. You should also avoid applying petroleum jelly and butter to the burn so that the heat does not become trapped inside.

However, you can use colloidal silver to help heal the burn and relieve pain. It is found at drugstores and can be sprayed onto the burn. Other options that help heal the burn are Vitamin A and C. All of these options help to heal the burn because of their disinfectant and natural anti-biotic capabilities.

It can take between nine days and two weeks for the burn to heal and you should talk to your doctor about medications that you should take in the case of an infection. Most of the time, scars are not left behind as long as the burn is treated properly.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.