External sprays, gels or drips, as well as internal methods, will be useful and will all work in tandem. Take the oral remedy every 2-4 hours and stop whenever there is improvement. External application should be reapplied as needed to keep the area moist and protected.
On a nutritional note, the daily intake of cod liver oil that supports the skin with vitamins A, D and E is very helpful. Instead of buying synthetic forms of these vitamins, it is more valuable and economical to take this time tested supplement. Begin taking cod liver oil internally after any burn and continue as a daily fare.
For first degree burns, including sunburn, Calendula salve or lotion will be useful in reducing pain and swelling. For this kind of burn, Urtica urens 30, taken internally, will aid in the pain and aid in the overall countenance of the sufferer. Take it every 3-4 hours or until relief is obtained, then stop.
Second degree burns should be met with the same as above, but if there is not enough relief, then consider taking Cantharis 30. It, too, should be taken every few hours and stopped when relief ensues.
Third degree burns should not be addressed with anything topical until after the healing process has been well under way for some time. It would be prudent to leave the sprays and ointments until after your healthcare provider has given the OK. Internally, the best choice for pain and the "shocky" feeling is Cantharis 30. It should be used every three hours or so or until relief is at hand. If there is no improvement, consider working with a homeopathic consultant. Meanwhile, medical care is paramount.
Electrical burns can be greatly aided by the use of Phosphous 30 taken internally in the same fashion as above.
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