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Top 5 Natural Methods of Burn Scar Treatment
- Burn scar treatment, such as applying pressure to the wound or rubbing Vitamin K on the area, may work for new injuries
- Blue yarrow oil is particularly effective against radiation burns
- Papaya or lime juice can also be handy burn scar fighters
Burns can be minor or can be very severe. They are very painful and can cause severe skin damage. Unfortunately that damage does not always go away without leaving some reminders behind. If you don’t want to be left with those awful reminders, you need to consider some of the different types of burn scar treatment that are available.
For very severe scars, burn scar removal through surgical means may be the only option. However, for less severe cases, the five natural methods below may be a good place to begin experimenting with scar treatments.
Pressure garments are one of the most effective methods of burn scar treatment which does not require surgery. When the pressure is applied consistently it can prevent the build-up of additional skin cells that cause a thickening of the skin and the formation of the scars. Additionally, that pressure has been shown to prohibit inflammation which can increase the risk of scarring. Unfortunately, pressure only works while the new injury is healing. You need to use this method to prevent the scar from forming in the first place.
4. Vitamin K
Vitamin K is one of the most important nutrients for healthy skin. Many lotions and moisturizers include this vitamin. Some studies have suggested that by increasing your intake of Vitamin K and/or applying topical Vitamin K to the burn area you can reduce the risk of scarring. Again, you need to do this while the healing is taking place. Vitamin K is not an effective burn scar treatment for old injuries.
3. Lime Juice
Before you use lime juice to treat any scar, make sure the wound has healed up. You do not want to apply citric acid to an open wound. That would be very painful and could cause irritation that would make proper healing difficult. Once the healing is finished (wait about one month just to be safe) squeeze the juice out of a lime and rub it into the healed wound. Allow the juice to stay on the area for 10 minutes. Wash off the juice. Repeat this process daily and you’ll begin to see the scar lighten.
2. Blue Yarrow Oil
If you are trying to find a burn scar treatment for radiation burns, then blue yarrow oil is going to be your best choice. This is a type of essential oil that is used a great deal in aromatherapy and in other types of alternative medications. For cancer patients whose radiation treatments have left behind these scars, you should combine water and up to 8 drops of the blue yarrow oil in an atomizer bottle. Let them combine for a couple of hours then spray a little bit of the mixture on the burn scar.
Tropical fruits may not seem like the most likely burn scar treatment available but there is evidence that the fruit can be helpful. Crush the papaya manually and rub the fruit over the burn area. Because this tropical fruit includes enzymes it can continue to get rid of the dead skin cells so they won’t build up to cause scars.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Scar Treatments8 Jun 2009|