How To Treat Minor Burns at Home

How To Treat Minor Burns at Home

Minor burns are very normal, especially in a household. You can easily get minor burns but sometimes it can be a little confusing as to how to really treat a burn because there are many myths about it. Should you pop the blisters? Is it better to use hot water or cold water?

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Here are some of the important first-aid treatments when you get a minor burn:

  • Cool the burn, or you can also put the affected area under cool running water, preferably a little colder than room temperature, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the pain passes. You also put a clean, cool, damp cloth on the burn area, especially if it is on your face. If you get burns in your mouth by accidentally drinking something very hot, you can put a piece of ice in your mouth to relieve the pain.
  • Do not pop blisters that have formed in the burn area. Instead, clean it with a mild soap and water. You can also apply antibiotic ointment in the area and then cover it with gauze or bandage.
  • Please be aware that swelling may also occur in the burn area. If you have burns on your hands, make sure to remove your rings immediately. If you have burns on any part of your body where you have tight clothing on, remove your tight clothes immediately before the burn area swells.
  • Keep the burned area moisturized. You can apply lotion, aloe vera, or cocoa butter. You can also use any pain relief gels to provide comfort and prevent it from drying.
  • Apply bandage to the burn area. Wrap the burn area but make sure that you only wrap it loosely, so you do not add pressure to the burned skin. Bandaging will keep the area clean, it also keeps the air off and protects your blistered skin.
  • You can take over-the-counter and nonprescription pain relievers to help you manage the pain. You can take ibuprofen and naproxen sodium, to name a few.
  • After making sure that you got the right first aid treatment for your burn, find out if you had the tetanus shot within the last 10 years. You can get tetanus through an open wound.

Remember that these treatments are recommended for minor burns only. If you develop large blisters or if you have major burns, it is best that you go to your nearest urgent care facility right away. Major burns need emergency care and it is not advisable that you only get at-home remedies for major burns.

At Doral Health and Wellness, we have a family doctor that can help you treat minor burns. For more information, you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212, or call us at 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at or contact us at if you have any queries. We have the best primary care doctor in Brooklyn to provide you with the best comprehensive medical care and health care services.

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