A dab of honey will help heal a first-degree burn.
Like other ointments, honey has antibacterial properties, and it will keep the wound moist to speed up healing. Spread a thick layer of honey on the burn, and cover it with gauze.
You’ll want to use a medicinal honey like manuka honey, or at least an organic, raw variety. Conventional, processed honey will not work in the same way.
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