Home remedies for Radiation burns

An Overview

Radiation burns can range from very minor to very severe. Regardless of the severity, all patients should consult a medical doctor prior to treating radiation burns naturally. Radiation burns can be caused by accidental radioactive material exposure or by the radiation treatment used to treat certain diseases and conditions, such as cancer. First and foremost, those who will be treating another person with radiation burns will have to make sure that he is done the process before. You also have to make precautionary measures to protect yourself by not touching the other person’s bodily fluids.

One novel approach to radiation burns being studied is curcumin, the substance in the spice turmeric that makes curry and American mustard yellow. Animal tests have shown that administering turmeric prior to a dose of radiation led to far fewer blisters and burns than occurred among laboratory mice which didn’t get turmeric.

Unfortunately, radiation injures or kills healthy cells as well as cancer cells in the treated area. Repeated radiation exposure causes an imbalance in tissue damage and repair so that exposed skin is damaged faster than it can repair itself.

Home remedies for Radiation burn

1. Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera is known to be helpful in the treatment of burns. It should be applied directly to the affected area using a sterile stick or gloves. Aloe vera can be applied liberally and it can be reapplied several times a day. To help increase the soothing power, keep the gel in a cold place, such as in the refrigerator.

2. Fresh Pumpkin Pulp:

Fresh pumpkin pulp can help to draw out the heat and pain associated with radiation burns. To use this remedy, take some fresh pumpkin pulp and apply it directly to the burned area for about fifteen minutes at a time. Once fifteen minutes is up, remove the fresh pumpkin pulp and gently cleanse any excess from the area using cool water and sterile gauze.

3. Coconut oil:

Organic coconut and/or hemp seed oil– Awesome for helping to heal burns, the fatty acids and antioxidants in coconut oil are also excellent for adding moisture and protection to the skin

4. Debrisan:

Cleanse the burn well with chamomile and calendula tea or with Ethacridine lactate (known on the marker as Rivanol) and then let the area dry. Cover the burn with Debrisan and then bandage normally. Make sure your hands are really clean and disinfected before doing this procedure. Change the bandage every 2 days and continue the treatment until you’ve healed completely.

5. Curcumin:

This is a substance found in turmeric. It is thought to help decrease how many burns and blisters a person will get when taken before a dose of radiation treatment. This would be consumed internally. Some simply eat something containing turmeric and some make a tea.

6. Cabbage Compress:

When the wound is on its way to healing you may start using cabbage leaves compress and stop using Debrisan.
• Cut the think cabbage leaves nervures and press them with your dough roller until they begin to get their juices out
• Apply compresses with 3-4 cabbage leaves one on top of the other for the following 2-3 weeks.
• Change the compress when the leaves have dried.

7. Cool Water:

Cool water is one of the simplest things that can be done when treating radiation burns naturally. Use cool water, and apply it to sterile gauze. After soaking the gauze with cool water, simply apply it to the burned area and leave it there. Once it is barely damp, remove it. Always make sure the water is cool and never cold. This can be repeated several times a day.

8. Vitamin E:

This medication is used as a moisturizer to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations (e.g., diaper rash, skin burns from radiation therapy).

9. Organic lavender essential oil:

Lavender essential oil is excellent for healing burns and wounds. It is known to have been used for this for a century, and probably much longer. During World War I, lavender was used to treat soldiers with burns in military hospitals. Lavender has natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving), and anti-tumor properties.

10. Milk and Honey:

Milk and honey work best when the burn is first degree only. Mix one cup of milk with a tablespoon of honey. Make sure this is mixed thoroughly so that there are no chunks of honey. Once the milk and honey are thoroughly mixed, dip sterile gauze into the cup or bowl used and thoroughly soak it. Wring the gauze out slightly so that it is not dripping everywhere and then apply it to the affected area.

11. Dressings:

For moist desquamation, special dressings, including hydrocolloid and hydrogel dressings, could be used to maintain a moist healing environment.
Small studies have shown that silver leaf nylon dressings can also help to reduce pain and slightly lessen the severity of reactions as well as accelerate healing.

12. Silver leaf nylon dressing:

Burns on the skin are typically treated with gauze. When it comes to radiation burns, though, studies show silver leaf nylon dressing is one of the best options available. This skin dressing is effective because of its antimicrobial and anti-infective properties.


Lots of things can make sore, crumbling, dry skin worse. As a general rule, try to avoid:
• scratching and picking at affected skin
• perfume, deodorant, and alcohol-based lotion
• scented soap
• swimming in pools or hot tubs with chlorine
• spending too much time in the sun
Keeping your skin clean, dry, and moisturized can go far as an overall prevention plan for radiation burns.

Hope this Symptoms and cure article will be helpful to all. Do not forget to share your valuable suggestions if any.

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