A minor burn is typically a first or second degree burn. Usually smaller than three inches in diameter.
First degree burns involve minimal tissue damage and they involve the epidermis or the skin’s surface. Second degree burns affect both the outer and underling layer of skin.
These burns, often, develop blisters and redness, even swelling. A minor burn should be placed under running water that is not cold but lukewarm. Try to do this for about 10 minutes. Ice is not recommended. Don’t pop the blister if it can be helped. Opening the blister increases the chances of infection. Infection is your biggest enemy with a burn besides it hurts.
A cool compress may also help reduce any swelling.
Take care in covering the burn. Add a anti-bacterial ointment to the band-aid or gauze to be sure it doesn’t stick to the skin when you pull it off. Painful and, again, opens the wound to infection. Covering to keep dirt and germs away is a good idea.
Never put butter or egg whites on a burn. An old wives’ tale, these may cause severe infections.
Our topical pain relief lotion combines homeopathic, herbal and nutritional ingredients and can relieve the pain of a minor burn in a matter of minutes. Applying quickly you may not even experience a blister. Really soothes and heals. Sun burn too.
Take care and don’t burn yourself.