Saturday, June 2, 2012

Egg White as Burns' Treatment

Everyday, I receive tons of e-mails from friend they think are important - but let me confide that almost 90% of these are trash and meaningless. Nevertheless, I take a glance before deleting these en mass. While I was doing the same today, one of these unwanted e-mails caught my attention - 'Egg White as Burns' Treatment.' I opened it and found it useful. Now being useful does not mean that it is effective or is recommended by doctors. But it just looked like those millions of home remedies that have been 'transported' from one generation to another - or from one kitchen to another kitchen.

Read this home remedy of using egg whites to treat burns or at least provide temporary relief before professional medical help is sought. I may add here that this home-remedy is to be used entirely on one's own risk as I have not tried it nor have heard anyone trying it except the anecdote narrated in the e-mail given below. But in case of emergency when nothing seems to be working or no medicine is at hand, there is no harm giving it a try: 
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.

Keep in mind 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.
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.

Since this information could be helpful to everyone: Won't you please pass it on?