Apply egg oil (egg yolk oil) or egg white twice a day for a week or until the burn wound is completely healed. Egg oil treatment showed abundant re-epithelialization on second or third degree burns without tissue scar.
Egg oil has many vital nutrients including essential Omega-3 fatty acids like Docosahexaenoic Acid, anti-oxidants like lutein & zeaxanthin and immunoglobulins which showed rapid healing in rats
It may also be combined with Silver Sulfadiazine for slow release.
Skin is a lipid membrane and is composed of sub units of fats called fatty acids. These fatty acids are essential for skin regeneration and healing. The fatty acid profile of egg yolk oil matches very closely to that of skin and hence it integrates well into the skin and aids faster re-epithilisation. In addition, egg oil has the essential fatty acids like the Omega 3 (DHA) and Omega 6 acids, which are not produced in the body in sufficient amount and have to be supplied externally. There are a very few natural sources of the essential fatty acids, egg oil being one of the richest. Because of cholesterol, it is absorbed to a much greater extent.
GUARDs AGAINST INFECTION
Skin guards us from infection by millions of pathogenic bacteria present in the environment. A burn injury to the skin breaks the dermis and exposes the inner membranes. This makes them prone to infection. All the burn medications focus on preventing any further infection as they incorporate many anti bacterial agents.
NO MORE SCARS:
A burn injury scars the psyche of the patient. The pain might go and the wound may heal but the sight of scar is a constant reminder of the trauma for the patient. Egg oil has the power to make the scars go forever.
SAFE AND NATURAL:
Egg oil is a completely natural product. It is well tolerated on the skin. A study conducted at the Institute for experimental Dermatology, University Witten-Herdecke by Professor Tronnier proved that egg oil caused no irritation to the skin and improved the skin surface in terms of increasing suppleness, smoothness and decreasing scaliness and wrinkles.
Other Natural techniques:
Use cool water: Stick the burned area under cool running water for 10-15 minutes; if you can still feel the burning sensation, then your skin is still being burned. Avoid using very cold water, as this can damage the skin around the burn
Add a cold compress: If cold water isn’t an option, use a cold compress or ice pack wrapped in a towel and placed over your burn. Never apply ice or your compress directly to the burn, as this will damage the skin.
Take a pain reliever: Use an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or naproxen. If the pain and swelling does not dissipate after several hours, take another dose of the medication. Avoid giving aspirin to young children or if you are recently recovering from the flu or chickenpox.
Use a salt solution:Help to heal your burn and keep it clean by rinsing it every hour with a salt solution. Mix one tablespoon of salt with an 8oz cup of warm water and allow it to cool. Then, slowly pour the solution over your burned skin.
Try using black tea: Black tea contains tannic acid, which helps to draw heat from the deepest part of your burn. It therefore speeds the healing process and may remove some of your pain. Soak a few black tea bags (it doesn’t matter what kind) in water and then place them on your burn. You can also choose to dab strongly brewed tea onto your burn with a washcloth.
Use aloe vera: Aloe vera is a type of plant that excretes a clear gel used to treat burns. Use the gel directly from a live plant or find a processed gel from a local drugstore. Apply in a thin layer (it won’t rub in) to the area of the burn.
Soak your burn in milk: Milk, especially nonfat milk, contains special enzymes that help to reduce pain and speed up the healing of your burns. Place your burned area in a bowl of milk for 15 minutes, or soak a cloth in the milk and allow it to rest on your burn. Be sure to rinse the area with cool water after soaking.
Apply a little honey: Honey works to kill bacteria that might be in the burn and draws moisture from your skin, which helps to soothe the burnt area. Spread a thin layer of honey over your burn or dab some on gauze before wrapping the area.
Wrap the burn in gauze: Although you may not need to apply a bandage to a first degree burns, second degree burns may require a wrap to keep out infection. Use gauze, not cotton which sticks, to cover the burn. This should be changed daily and removed when the burn has healed.
Treatment for Major Burns:
Major Burns should not attempt to be treated at home, and require immediate treatment by a professional. Call for an ambulance or visit your doctor or an emergency room immediately.