A burn is damage to the skin and tissue caused by heat. Sunburns are also burns. In most cases, eg when touching the hot baking sheet or iron, the burns are minor first degree burns. Only minor burns are suitable for treatment with homeopathic remedies. Extensive burns or second and third degree burns require medical attention.
Which homeopathic remedies help?
Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for burns that best suits your situation.
first remedy for any kind of burn or scald before blisters form. Also for pain relief and sunburn.
with burning pain and beginning swelling.
Stinging, burning pains. The skin is bright red and shiny. Worse from touch and warmth. Better from cold compresses.
Skin is dark red but no blisters have formed yet. Even light touches are very painful. Ameliorated by warm compresses.
How are burns caused?
More than 50% of cases are caused by flames, about 40% by scalding with hot liquids. The latter are particularly important for small children, due to their urge to move and careless supervisors.
Older children and young people are often burned by flames because they like to experiment with open fire. Only a third of the accidents in which adults suffer burns are work-related accidents, with the majority occurring at home.
Symptoms of burns
Burns are divided into different degrees of severity. The first degree burn results in a painful reddening of the skin, the second degree blisters and, in the worst case, scars will remain. Third-degree burns destroy the nerve endings and underlying tissue, fourth-degree burns can cause charring to the bone.
If an adult suffers a burn of more than 10% of the skin surface, this can lead to circulatory collapse and even death.
Further tips and information on treatment
In the case of minor burns, the affected skin areas should be cooled immediately. The water shouldn’t be ice cold, but warm around 20 degrees.