burn remedy

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  1. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    My wife just had a friend post information about using egg whites as a burn remedy.
    First place cold water on the burn.
    Then separate the white from the yolk and slightly beat the white.
    place the whites on the burned skin.

    If you have used this remedy please respond.
    We have never used this method, just the cold water part.
     
  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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  3. Gramma Chick

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    I tried the cold water ...it didnt relieve the pain ..The cold egg white from the frig relieved the pain immediately .
    I spilled boiling hot water on my stomach a little more than 2 weeks ago .my skin is discolored some & I have only 3 small scars ... most of my skin didnt even peel .
    Or hurt to the touch or hurt to shower ....it was just a little sore ..
    I put egg white on it 2 or 3 times a day ..
     
  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    In this case, the egg white "sealed" the burn from the air, which is what relieved the pain. That was the reason people used to say to put butter on burns (an equally bad idea). Because eggs can be contaminated with bacteria, putting them on raw, burned skin can be a great way to get yourself one nasty infection.
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Yes, the egg thing is a bad idea but the snoops site is off to. We always use water to stop the burning proses no matter bad the burn is but we are quick an go strait to working to keep the person warm.

    I have worked on small burns all the way to explosion burns covering most of someone body an the same 2 steps happen every time.

    Water to cool stop the cooking.
    Wrap very loosely to protect an keep warm.
    (An the bad ones)
    Ship them to the ER.

    The ER will put them in a room with the thermostat set at 100 F an keep the burn clean.
     
  6. Gramma Chick

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    Dont doctors put albumen on burns - (egg white) ?
    Cold water did not stop the pain for more than a minute . I had some burn cream to put on the burn ..even that did not stop the pain..
    the egg white stopped the pain immediately.
    it stopped the pain , it soothed irritation , & helped it heal .
    The BOILING water that spilled on me was from inside a boiling hot pressure cooker that sprayed out on my stomach .
    You dont Believe it ..I know it worked... Ive never had a burn before this that didnt hurt to touch or wasnt heat sensitive after .
    I only have 3 small scars ...I would have had 2 large long scars on my stomach without the egg white
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

     
  8. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Albumen and albumin are two different things. Albumen is the white of an egg and albumin is the portion of blood that contains white blood cells and other proteins useful in healing.

    There are a variety of salves on the market for burns that work quite well to relieve the pain. Definitely don't use them if it is worse than a 1st degree burn though. Anything worse than that needs medical attention. Aloe works well for minor burns.
     
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  10. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    This is baloney. It would be incredibly irresponsible to encourage an EMT to do something so potentially life-threatening to a patient.
     

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