Interesting using honey as a cleanser aginst infection was used by the Romans who recognised its healing powers.
The Romans did use honey as a healer. This knowledge was still being used centuries later as evidence it was still in use in medieval times. It was probably better than nothing.
However antiseptics, germ theory and antibiotics were great inventions and steps forward in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
I hope the burn is healing now trudy81. Do seek medical advice if it's still a problem.