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Treating burns when SHTF: Natural ingredients for any survival scenario

•, Janine Acero

Medical attention isn't always readily available, but luckily, there are some natural remedies for burns found in your very kitchen.

Here are some natural home remedies for treating different kinds of burns that will save you a trip to the hospital. (h/t to

Assess the severity of the injury

It's important to first understand what degree of burn you're dealing with to determine the type of treatment it will need.

First-degree burn – This is a mild burn affecting the epidermis or the outer layer of skin. First degree burns may cause pain and redness, but not that severe as to raise concern. Sunburn is one example of a first-degree burn; it isn't life-threatening at all and can be handled with one or more of the home remedies you will see below.

Second-degree burn – This affects the epidermis and the underlying layer called dermis. It can result in blisters and is much more painful than a first-degree burn. Though they pose a greater threat, these burns aren't too serious and can also be treated with natural treatments. Still, it is advisable to seek medical help even with home remedies on hand.

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