Skin Burns Treatment: Is banana skin and potato peels used in skin burns

The term burn refers to any damage or depth of damage to the skin and does not necessarily refer to burns caused by heat. Burns are classified as thermal (caused by extreme heat or cold), chemical (exposure to toxic acids) or radiation (sun radiation, Ultra Violet rays from tanning booths or X-rays). Burn injuries are further classified as partial thickness and full thickness. Partial thickness burns (first degree and second degree burns) require minor burn treatments while full thickness burns are likely to cause scarring. Key symptoms associated with skin burns treatment are: redness, mild swelling, blistering and scaling. Home remedies for burns are ideal in case of mild to moderate skin burn conditions. It is advisable to check with a physician if such burns are larger than the size of your palm, involve sensitive areas such as face, genital area, hands or feet. Children below twelve years of age must also be rendered special care before resorting to home remedies. Treating skin burns with home remedies is a common practice provided the burns are minor. Some simple minor burn treatments include:

  • Potato peels: Yes, potato peels can be beneficial minor burn treatment option. Potato peels could be applied on the wound area for some time and then wiped off. It helps ease the pain and redness.
  • Water: Cool or room temperature water is the ideal remedy in treating skin burns. Water can soothe the immediate pain and also restrict the burn from spreading. Similarly milk can also help in pain relief. Applying milk on the wound area can soothe the skin and aid as a minor burn treatment option.
  • Baking Soda: Sprinkling baking soda on dampened skin can soothe the pain. Wipe it away after a short while. Repeat if necessary.
  • Aloe Vera: The multiple benefits of Aloe Vera can be put to use for minor burns as well. Small thin slices of the leaf can be placed on the wound area.
  • Honey: Applying honey is known to speed the healing process and soothe the pain.
  • Oils: The antiseptic properties of lavender essential oil are useful in treating minor burns. It also helps reduce the pain. A combination of olive, sunflower and pumpkin seed oil are also known to prevent blisters and
  • Vinegar: Vinegar is known to be effective as a skin burns treatment. Combining vinegar with water and applying the same on the wound area is known to cleanse the skin.

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