How to treat minor burns at home

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Scalded your finger on something hot? Sometimes minor burns don’t need a trip to the hospital, but can still hurt. So here are some ways to treat those burns at home.

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Black tea: Black tea contains tannic acid, which helps in drawing heat away from the burnt skin and thereby , making it less painful. Place a cool, wet black tea bag on the skin and bind it with gauze.

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 Honey: Its antibacterial properties will en sure that the skin doesn’t get infected and it will keep the skin cool too.
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Milk: Proteins and fat in milk will not only cool down the burn, but will also promote healing. For best results, soak the burn in cool milk for 15 minutes.

pouring milk in a glass isolated against white background
pouring milk in a glass isolated against white background

Mint toothpaste: Run the burnt area under cold water and after it patting it dry, apply a layer of mint toothpaste. It will cool down immediately.

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Toothbrush, toothpaste and fresh leaves of mint on a white background