Effective Natural Remedies for Burns

Toothpaste  

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Posted by Sandra (Houston, Tx) on 06/17/2012
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My mom told me about toothpaste for burns while she was visiting a few days ago. I listened but it was one of those things I just figured was an old wives tale. Well, today my hubby was using the smoker to cook meat so I thought the built in BBQ was off. It was not. I leaned my arm on it for a second and it sizzled! After running inside and putting my arm under cold water for about 10 minutes, I put a good about of white Colgate toothpaste on it. I can't believe I am going to say this but it feels so much better. I let the water run on it for another 5 min to let the toothpaste dissolve and I put another thick coat on it. It is feeling really good now. I also took ibuprofen as well to help with any swelling. The skin on my arm is not broken anywhere so I felt safe trying the toothpaste. It really has worked so far!

Replied by Jazmin
Lakewood, Washington
09/30/2012
5 out of 5 stars

so after I read what you said about useing toothpast on bunt areas I didnt think it was gunna work... But I tryed it and it feels so much better then haveing to stand by the sink for minutes lol

Replied by Connie
Golden, Co
04/05/2014

I burned myself this morning on the oven rack. I rinsed it in cool water, applied honey and continued cooking. I was still in pain so I came here for help. I rinsed off the honey and used tin foil, that did nothing. So I kept reading and found toothpaste I had never heard of this. While applying the pain stopped. I am glad it stopped burning just hope it helps it heal.

Replied by Anonymous
Anon
05/28/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Oh my god this works so well! I was using the hot glue gun and I got glue on my pinkie finger and it hurt like crazy! I kinda screamed

Replied by Megan
England
03/05/2016
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

Toothpaste for burns - it helped for a few minutes but then the pain started coming back again.


Posted by Nancy (Concord, CA) on 06/12/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My sister applied toothpaste when I dropped a curling iron on my arm a couple Christmas' ago and it really worked. I've been using it ever since and am GRATEFUL today for that remedy. Yesterday I got on my boyfriends new motorcycle, just to see how it felt, and I burned my leg on the HOT tail pipe. I had one leg in the air (swinging it over the bike) as I leaned my other leg into the pipe, so it was sizzling there for a moment until I got my other leg down and could move it. I immediately knew it was a bad burn and came in looking for the toothpaste. I layered a generous amount over it like I had been shown, and covered the area with a gauze rap. It was a little "sensitive" for a few hours but NOT painful. I was told by my sister to always keep it wrapped over night so I took it off this morning and washed the toothpaste away. It's a bad burn, and its definitely blistered but it doesn't hurt. I KNOW from prior burns that this would have hurt like crazy still today if not for the toothpaste! Thanks Judy!!

Replied by Beth
Cincinnati, Ohio
10/08/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I just burned my fingers pretty bad after grabbing a hot pan. I hadn't even read this yet, but I ran to the bathroom to check my medicine cabinet to try and find something to help. My fingers are blistered and the pain was becoming unbearable. I saw the toothpaste and remebered that it contains menthol, which helps ease pain. I put it on around 5 min. ago and my fingers still smart but feel around 85% better. Also, 2 beers have also helped dull the pain a bit as well.


Posted by Mike (Powell River, B.C.) on 01/19/2009
5 out of 5 stars

my wife had told me that when you have a burn use tooth paste.well i thought she was crazy. but i guess its some remedy in croatia that they use .... well long storey short i tried it one day and it worked. all you do is put as much or little as you want on your burn and let it sit and dry up .wash it off maby a few minutes later. (15-30mins)..so my wife is not crazy after all...love you hun =-)


Posted by Molly (Bradenton, FL, USA ) on 11/26/2008
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Toothpaste really does work for burns. When I burn myself cooking, I put a thick layer on the burn and the next day when I take it off (if it hasn't already rubbed off), there is no burn mark left behind.


Posted by Tim (Columbus, Ohio) on 06/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

re: small burns and toothpaste -- YES!!!!!! Spread a little bit of toothpaste on a burn i got from bein a stupid kid and the burns stopped hurting after about 20 minutes. go get some toothpaste, rub some onto the burn, and it will sting, be better, sting, be better, but after a while the pain just stops.


Posted by Jessica (Maryville, Tn.) on 06/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I just burnt my hand while taking a pan out of the oven. I put toothpaste on it. After about 10 mins the pain is almost gone! It really works! I just smeared a good coating on.


Posted by Anj (London, UK) on 11/28/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Whatever small or severe burns, spread toothpaste on it and it will stop the burning sensation in ten to thirty minutes depending on the severity of the burn. After the toothpaste has dried, leave overnight and next morning the burning sensation would be gone. Mostly people use colgate toothpaste. All our families have always used this remedy since more than fifty years.


Posted by Mara (Toronto, Canada) on 09/25/2006
5 out of 5 stars

The cooling effect of toothpaste always calms down a fresh burn... Always works for me... and my mom who seems to burn her self alot working around the oven


Urine  

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Posted by L J (Los Angeles, California ) on 06/30/2016
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If yu ever get a burn on any part of yr body use urine...It's known to heal the skin leaving no scar at all.. I've used it for years if I ever burn or cut myself. Once had a bad coffee burn on my hand ..I went into the bathroom, peed into a cup then poured that all over my burn.. I let it air dry and wow the pain was instantly gone. I even healed a burn I had in my forehead from my curling iron. The urine instantly helped heal the burn..xoxo


Posted by Sandy (San Francisco, California, Usa) on 01/22/2012
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It took my husband literally YEARS to convince me of this, but it really works like magic for burns: As soon as possible after you burn yourself, pee on it. As in, go to the toilet and hold your burnt hand in your urine stream. The sooner you do this, the less tissue damage.

My husband is an avid fisherman and he'd been telling me that all fishermen know this trick, but I confess I thought it was just a fish story. Then one day, after years of rejecting this suggestion, I was cooking for a dinner party; we were expecting several guests within an hour. In a distracted hurry, I opened the oven and reached in and took hold of both sides of the pan with my bare hands (ouch!! ). I watched as my hands began to blister, and realized I'd soon have third-degree burns on most of the surfaces of both palms, and further food preparation seemed out of the question. This was an emergency, and my usual slow-healing approaches with aloe, honey, etc. Would be inadequate to save my dinner party. SO, long story short (too late! ) I ran to the bathroom and peed on my hands. When the warm liquid hit the burns, it HURT even more, but only for maybe three seconds. Then, the pain began rapidly subsiding. I held my hands up and watched in amazement as the blisters went down. Within five minutes, all the pain was gone and all that was left of the burns was a little pinkness. I washed my hands and went back to my cooking as if nothing had happened!

I understand why no one talks about this even on the Internet, because it's a gross-out to think a person (especially a COOK) would urinate on their hands. BUT, soap and water cleans up the residue after the medicine has done its magic. If you're like me, you'll be revolted at this suggestion, and ignore it... Until maybe someday when you're faced with a serious burn and a situation in which you NEED to heal immediately. The best thing about this absolutely effective burn cure is that you'll always have the remedy with you.


Vanilla Extract  

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Posted by Gael Tryles (Holly, Michigan) on 09/20/2015
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I burned my fingertip on a ceramic heater in my tortoise habitat. I read online about using vanilla extract so I tried it and it worked immediately!!! There is a flat bister today but no pain. Vanilla worked great. I used pure vanilla extract not the vanilla flavored extract ~ I don't know if both work.


Posted by Ginger (Seattle, WA) on 04/04/2007
1 out of 5 stars

Pure Vanilla Extract (remedy) on Small Burn (ailment): I acquired a small burn to a finger through a cooking mishap. I specifically googled for ways to stop the pain of a (not-third degree) burn, and found this website. I poured a small amount of pure vanilla extract directly on the burn and waited a few minutes. It appeared to have no effect, the pain quite pronounced and unchanged.


Posted by Angela (Lexington, KY) on 12/31/2006
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Putting a few drops of pure vanilla extract on a minor burn quickly will make the pain stop. You may need to reapply occasionally.


Posted by Donna (AZ) on 05/31/2006
1 out of 5 stars

i used it on a burn it did not work at all.


Vinegar  

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Posted by Lindsy (Grand Rapids, Michigan) on 01/13/2009
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I burn frequently because I am very fair skinned...redness, itching, blisters, peeling, the whole thing. Often. The best cure is the one my grandma made me do when I was young.

As soon as you notice the burn, get out of the sun and soak up some white vinegar with a cotton ball. Dab it on your burn. No measuring. Put it on straight out of the bottle. Don't wipe. Just dab.

Do this regularly and the burn will go away a lot sooner with little to no peeling. The sooner the better with this cure! Don't wait. Also, the smell subsides after a little while. Don't worry about smelling like a big pickle!



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