Thought this is worth sharing

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Patricia Jane, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2010
    Petaluma CA
    Did you know that using egg whites on a burn stops the burn? I read an article a friend of mine sent me stating that egg whites are a natural collagen. For minor burns first run or spray cold water over affected area until the heat is reduced and stops burning the layers of skin, then apply egg whites. As egg whites dry keep adding layer after layer for about an hour. Pain should subside and stop the burn from penetrating. If burn is substantial use till paramedics arrive. This treatment for burns is in the teaching for beginner firemen.
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
  3. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    This is worth knowing. Thanks!
  5. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    GREAT!!! Wonder if it would work for a sunburn as well?
  6. MamaRoo

    MamaRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    A ferry ride away, WA
  7. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Wow.. yeah... that is totally not true and something people shouldn't be taking as advice. Neither is butter or oil a good idea for a burn. For a small burn, cold water and then some ointment... for a larger one, the ER and then prescription ointment. The end.
  8. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    Um no........... running under cold water for an extended period is what the Red Cross as well as most basic first aid. Firemen, LEO's and first responders get this..... the only good thing an egg is good for in an emergency is plugging a leaky radiator.
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I would think the egg white would coat the skin and hold in the heat/burn.... same thing with butter..
    I would not do this. Just my opinion.
    Running under cold water and getting to a DR is the best thing to do...IMO
  10. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2010
    Petaluma CA
    Hmm....My apologies. Thought there was some truth to that. Made sense to me. Why would they train firemen with this? Guess I'll pass this back to my friend. [​IMG]

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