Relieve minor burns at home

Everyone has been there before – you accidentally touch a hot pan without an oven mitt or brush your ear with a curling iron and all of a sudden you have a stinging sensation that could only mean you have a minor burn. While the injury is not serious enough to go to the doctor, it does hurt and you want to find a way to relieve the pain.

The next time you find yourself in this situation, there are a variety of things you can do at home to feel better. Experts at the Mayo Clinic recommend running the affected area under room temperature water for 15 to 30 minutes when you first get burned. Some people mistakenly do so with ice water, but ice water can cause further damage.

You will then want to take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as aspirin or an acetaminophen. This should help reduce discomfort and swelling. Finally, the source suggests applying a lotion or moisturizer to soothe the area and prevent dryness.

Dr. Janet’s Glucosamine Cream from Dr. Newton’s Naturals may be a great moisturizer for this cause. Made with all-natural ingredients, it is formulated with glucosamine, an agent naturally present in shells, animal bones and bone marrow. Combined with Emu Oil and vitamin E, it provides the ultimate moisturizing experience.

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