I burnt the whole pad of my thumb and side of index finger when trying to pick up a metal pan off of the stove that was indirectly heated by one of the burners. I don't think I ever burnt myself so bad. I could not take my fingers out of cold/ice water without being in unbearable pain.
In desperation, I went on the internet and found this baking soda remedy. It took a few minutes but it worked! Amazing! Pain is gone and skin has a much improved appearance.
I burned my hand on the cast iron stove top. I did as you do with burns immediately start soaking it in cool water. Well I had it soaking for almost two hours! Every time I took my hand out that burning sharp pain sensation came. I found this baking soda cure and it worked!
Make a baking soda paste. Apply it to small burn. Once it dries and starts to hurt again knock off the dried baking soda and reapply. I continued doing this until I no longer felt the burning sensation.
So cool water for up to 30 min then baking soda trick.
So I put a skillet in the oven because I ran out of pans to use. I pulled it out and left it to cool, about 1 min or 2 later I totally spaced that I had put it in the oven and fully grabbed it with my bare hand. It got a good amount of contact with my hand before I felt the pain. I had heard a couple weeks back about coconut oil for burns so I ran over and grabbed a handful of it, the burn was too painful to continue this method so I put my hand under some cold running water instead. I wrapped a bag of ice in a paper towel and left it on my hand for the next two hours or so, but the moment I removed the ice the pain would come back in full force! I got desperate and started looking up other options when I came across the baking soda method. I was about to go to bed and actually wanted to be able to get a little sleep, but the pain was too much still. I coated my hand with the baking soda/water paste and immediate relief! After a bit the pain did start again, but I read this is normal. I did about 3 more paste sessions, within 5-10 min. of each other, the last paste I left on my hand and covered it with a ziplock so it wouldn't get all over the bed. Was able to fall asleep quickly. In the morning I wash shocked to find no blisters or anything! I was thinking it was definitely a 2nd degree burn and was going to get nasty and oozy, but not at all! My skin still feels a tiny bit crispy and tender, but overall totally useable after just one night! I'll totally use this method again in the future.
Saved by sodium bicarbonate. I burnt myself on my hand and the whole day my hands were in pain (because I was in school) but now it's fine
I burned my finger on a waffle iron. Immediately put ice on it and then immersed in ice water. While it did not blister, this only seemed to heighten the pain- especially when I removed my finger from the water. The pain became so intense I could barely stand it. I desperately searched for a home remedy and found this site. Thank goodness!
I made a heavy thick paste of baking soda and water. About thirty minutes later my finger felt a ton better-so much so I am able to write this post.
Ten Mile, Tn.
It worked pretty well for my burnt thumb :)
WOW!!!!! My mom burned her finger on the stove yesterday and was in incredible pain. She kept her finger in ice water all night. When it was time for bed she couldn't handle the pain because she had to take her finger out of the water. I found this site and applied the baking soda paste to her finger. The pain stopped within 5 mins and she was able to fall asleep. When she woke up the pain was gone and also was the wound / blister. She slept with the baking soda on her finger and it healed it completely. Her burn was really bad, so please give it a try if you are in pain because of a burn. We are soo amazed at what baking soda can do!! :)
This afternoon wile making fried bread I splatterd my whole foot with oil it hurt so bad I couldnt stand it I tried every thing from cold water to tooth paste and honey nothing worked so I foud the baking soda paste and it worked instantly. I cant believe it thank you a zillion earth clinic this is the only burn remidy I will ever use now.
St Joseph, Mi
Baking soda for burns...I reached into a 500F oven and touched the inside of my forearm on the door. It was an obvious 2nd degree burn, just over 1" by 2" with the the center area raised and white, and bright red around it. It hurt worse than any burn that I remember, so I immediately came to Earth Clinic. I tried the egg white first, which probably would have worked if I had stuck with it, but I found that every time the egg white would warm up on my arm, the pain was extreme. So I switched to baking soda paste (equal parts baking soda and water mixed until it forms a thin paste) and the results were remarkable. At first I had the same experience when it would warm on my arm...more pain. But then I read some comments about reapplying every few minutes, so I did just that. Apparently, this is the key! After 6 or 7 applications (each time it would dry and begin to crack off I would rinse it and reapply) the pain was completely gone and did not return. And the white area was now pink and flat. Really, I am astounded by this remedy! I never had to take a painkiller to sleep, as I initially thought I would, as the pain never returned. I bandaged it with more paste to sleep, mostly as a precaution and so that I didn't rub it on the sheets. This morning I have a red area on my arm but no other indication that I had experienced such a nasty burn. I HIGHLY recommend this remedy!
Philadelphia, Pa, Usa
Walden, Ny, Usa
My 3-yr. old daughter burned her fingertip on a hot burner and it immediately blistered. for hours, she could not take her finger out of cool water for 2 seconds without crying. I tried the baking soda paste with a plastic baggie over it at bedtime and she fell asleep right away and woke up in the morning without even remembering the burn! It was a lifesaver.
I burned my hand with boiling water while attempting to pour my water for tea and completely covered my hand. Well the pain was unbearable. My first thought was let it pain pass. That did not work so I was advised to run it over cold water (I only did that for a minute or so). Not wanting to stand over the sink I made the worst mistake I put a ice bag on it. This calmed it for a moment and then it began to hurt even more. After I removed the ice pack the pain was more intense. I tried then to put it in room temp water. However, the nerves in my hand had become so sensitive that even laying a towel over it hurt. So, I pulled up this site in an effort to stop the pain and I tried the Baking Soda...
AWWWW wet my hand with cold water very quickly and then put a nice then layer of baking soda on it and it was like putting on a fire....
Thank you so much for the advise.
I was straining an almost boiling liquid this morning and some spilled on my hand. I remembered reading the baking soda remedy on this site, and as I had some right on the counter, I ran my hand under cold water and patted it on thickly. It stayed on pretty well and I just left it and went on my business. The skin on my hands is pretty thin and I usually get an ugly blister. Then it breaks and the skin stays brown looking for weeks. Here it is tonight and there is no trace of burn at all. I am amazed. I would have never believed it.
I had read about this at Earth Clinic and finally thought to try it. It works so well! I burned my hand taking a pan out of the oven. I ran cold water over it and, without drying it off, sprinkled baking soda over the wet burn. The first two burns I tried this on the pain went away immediately and I never had to reapply. The third burn was more severe (grease popped out on my hand) and I had to reapply the baking soda several times.
baking soda relief: My one year old burned her hand on an iron. Nothing could relieve her pain and she cried for an hour. I googled pain relief for burns and found your site. It was a lifesaver!!!! My daughter's crying subsided within five minutes and she immediately fell asleep. She is now still sleeping peacefully:)
Sweet Home, Oregon
Baking Soda Paste stopped the pain in my severe burn.
Tonight I picked up a very very hot pot without a pot holder. I badly burnt half of the palm of my hand. It hurt really badly. I put ice on it and that did not help. I remembered seeing something on Earth Clinic about baking soda paste to stop the burn.My daughter made a paste using baking soda and water.There really is not a measurement here; just combine both ingredients until it is pasty. I applied the paste to thickly to the entire affected area. I used the person's advice above and covered it with a baggy and put a sock over it. I fell asleep on the sofa and woke six hours later; took it off...not one bit of pain or blistering. You would not even know there was a burn there!! I am amazed and thrilled!! I would love to know how that works!!
Thank you once again Earth Clinic for saving the day!!