Burn Treatment for HUMANS???


10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
Western Colorado
Hi all, haven't posted in a bunch of time, a friend of mine just forwarded me this - would enjoy what all of you folks have to say about this!

This treatment of burns is being included in teaching beginner fireman. First Aid consists of first spraying cold water on the affected area until the heat is reduced which stops the continued burning of all layers of the skin. Then, spread the egg whites onto the affected area.

A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it. He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors ignited and engulfed him. He jumped from his truck, screaming.

His neighbor came out of her house with a dozen eggs and a bowl yelling: "bring me some more eggs!" She broke them, separating the whites from the yolks.

The neighbor woman helped her to apply the whites onto the young man's face.

When the ambulance arrived and the EMTs saw the young man, they asked who had done this. Everyone pointed to the lady in charge.

They congratulated her and said: "You have saved his face."

By the end of the summer, the young man brought the lady a bouquet of roses to thank her. His face was like a baby's skin.

One woman burned a large part of her hand with boiling water. In spite of the pain, she ran cold faucet water on her hand, separated 2 egg whites from the yolks, beat them slightly and dipped her hand in the solution. The whites then dried and formed a protective layer.

She later learned that the egg white is a natural collagen and continued during at least one hour to apply layer upon layer of beaten egg white. By afternoon she no longer felt any pain and the next day there was hardly a trace of the burn. 10 days later, no trace was left at all and her skin had regained its normal color. The burned area was totally regenerated thanks to the collagen in the egg whites, a placenta full of vitamins.


9 Years
Nov 7, 2010
Kootenays of BC!
I have never heard of this, but I am skeptical of using anyting on a burn as a first aid treatment. (Maybe as an aftercare, though.) In my first aid training I was told anything you put on a burn will most likely have to be scraped off in the ER. That shook me so badly I always think of it.

At home, for small burns, we use lavendar oil or honey. I may try egg whites, though.


Birds & Bees
12 Years
Jun 1, 2007
Northern York County ~ Pennsylvania

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