Burns & Scalds
If the burn or scald has affected a small area and damaged only the outer layer of skin, then you can safely treat it at home. Seek medical advice in the case of electrical burns.
Caution: Do not puncture blisters. If a burn becomes more painful or infected, seek medical attention.
Cool the affected area by immersing it in cold (but not ice-cold) water for at least ten minutes or until the pain has gone. Alternatively, you can use a cold compress.
Once the pain has gone, cover loosely with a clean, dry dressing. Avoid fluffy material which can stick to the burn.
If it is a chemical burn, remove any clothing splashed with chemicals and flush the affected area with running water.
Apply Lavender oil to the burnt area, or use St. Johnswort oil. Break off a leaf of Aloe Vera and apply to area. Or you can make a compress by wetting a gauze in distilled witch hazel and gently bind it to the burnt area.
An infusion of Comfrey, cooled and applied as a compress, is another effective remedy. Comfrey ointment can also be applied.