Remedy: Cold water
Cold water is the immediate treatment for burns. Every second counts after the initial burn. Hold the burn under cold water or a gently running tap for at least 10 minutes. Add a few ice blocks to the cold water if you can, especially if you live in a warm climate.
Comment posted by Deborah E. of North Manchester, Indiana, USA on 1 September 2014 at 11:20 2841
My son was nine years old and got his faced burned from a gasoline explosion. I immediately put cold water on his face and applied fresh aloe gel. His face did not scar. We did also however take him to the doctor, who applied a prescription burn cream. I feel the aloe gel provided initial relief and helped prevent scarring.
Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 25 April 2010 at 18:16 88
Years ago I spilled lighted methylated spirits on my hand. My entire hand was alight. After the fire went out, I immediately put my hand in a basin of cold water, and kept it there for about 20 minutes. I put a few blocks of ice in the water. This was many years ago, and I did not know much about burn therapies. The next day the skin was red and a little painful, but it was healed in a week