The Burn Foundation reports that 73 percent of burns occur at home. There are three types of burn, which are determined by how many layers of skin are affected. First-degree burns are the most common and can be treated with home remedies. If you think you have a second- or third-degree burn, seek medical attention immediately. To prevent long-term scarring, treat the burn immediately by gently washing the area, applying an antibiotic cream, and NOT picking the area once it scabs.