5 Home Remedies For Oil Burns

5 Home Remedies For Oil Burns

Boiling oil is a dangerous element, making many people treat it with the caution it deserves. The truth is that burns from boiling oil are very painful and their recovery can take a long time, even when these are few and from a small splash.

In fact, I am a clumsy person and in the kitchen I always end up with burns or cuts (even grating my skin). Burns caused by irons, ovens and what concerns us today, fried foods, are just a part of life. To try to reduce their inconvenience as much as possible today and I want to share with everyone some tips on how to deal with these burns immediately after they take place.

So, if you suffer from an oil burn we recommend you quickly apply one these home remedies that will provide significant relief, but I must leave something clear: never forget to consult a doctor after suffering a burn as these are major injuries.

Cold water and then an ice cube with salt

As soon as you suffer the burn, the most logical thing to do is treat the burn with cold water. The colder the water, the better. Do not remove the cold until the area of the burn becomes completely numb.

While it sounds a bit silly to apply salt on a burn (as it generates a further feeling of burning) the truth is that, if you can stand it, you will be killing germs and bacteria that can cause various diseases.

How to apply the salt: Once you numb the area with the ice, sprinkle the wound with a little salt and then gently apply ice on it for a further 15 minutes.

Aloe vera for burns

Alove vera has many uses and this includes burns. If you do not have Aloe vera, the first thing you must do is to get hold of a plant and transplant it into a pot. Then you will always have this plant to hand when needed.

To treat a burn with aloe vera you must apply a freshly cut aloe leaf. It is said to have astringent and tissue healing properties that heal all kinds of skin problems. There are creams and gels based on Aloe Vera but for burns there is nothing better than applying the plant itself.

Cucumber for oil burns

Cucumber is an excellent cooling agent and is also a great home remedy for oil burns. Its juice is quite extraordinary when treating burns (it is also recommended for sunburn). To apply it place very thin slices of cucumber on the affected area.

Note that you should always keep a cucumber in the refrigerator.

Olive oil

Olive oil is an effective antiseptic and also acts as a soothing agent and helps to accelerate wound healing.

It also reduces the chances or level of scaring. For this you must regularly apply over the course of a couple of weeks some oil to the affected area and leave to act for about 1 hour. In addition, olive oil helps to remove the burn stains left on the skin and gives it a smooth and shiny appearance.

White toothpaste

Toothpaste is readily available in all households. If you have aloe vera, cucumber or olive oil you can use this to cool and reduce the feeling of burning.

White toothpaste (you must not use dental gel) helps the body by stopping continuous burning, i.e. it neutralizes the oil that is still present and reduces the chance of scars being left.

Last recommendations for oil burns

Do not use a bandage or gauze on a fresh oil burn. The skin needs air to heal. Obviously, if the burn is severe, a doctor may recommend a bandage to prevent infection.

So next time you have minor oil burns when cooking apply these home remedies to help heal the wound quickly and without scarring.

To know if you should visit a doctor, check our article to know if you have a second degree burn.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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