Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by Seacowboys, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member


    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 inflamed and engulfed him. He jumped from his truck, screaming. His neighbor came out of her

    house with a dozen eggs, yelling: "bring me some eggs!" She broke them, separating the whites from the yolks. The neighbor woman helped her

    to apply the whites on the young man's face. When the ambulance arrived and when 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.

    Healing Miracle for burns:

    Keep in mind this treatment of burns which is included in teaching beginner fireman this method. First aid consists to spraying cold water on the affected area until the heat is reduced and stops burning the layers of skin. Then, spread egg whites on 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 white 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.

    This information could be helpful to everyone: Please pass it on

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  2. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    egg whites..??? Hmmm...
    You may of taught an old dog new tricks'...
    Now as far as the young man that struck a lighter in a drum...Law of natural selection kicks' in..and who put out the fire.??
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Trust Snopes or not -
    snopes.com: Egg Whites Prevent Burns?

    Cold water is good. Use caution with running water on large scale burns, and do NOT flush with 3rd degree burns, dribble cold water on cloth covering.
  4. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Yes...I read somewhere that hypothermia is a possibility for burn victims. Too much cold water to reduce the pain can also lower the body's core temp.
  5. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I wish the guy from snopes would set himself afire and try it before offering his wise opinion (and that is all it ever is, is his opinion).
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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Alaskachick (Momma) the RN, and our EMS Person out here in the bush, says:
    1. Cold water FIRST... for first and Second Degree burns... For third you use a layer of sterile Gauze over the burn first, then cold water on that.
    2. Then, after the heat is removed from the effected area, cover with sterile gauze, with some type of topical Antibiotic, for Second & Third Degree burns.
    3. replace dressings every 12 hours IF you have the dressings available, if your short you can push that out to 24 hours. This continues until full scabs are in place, for Second Degree. Third Degree should be transported to a Burn Unit, as there are other issues that need to dealt with that are NOT Field Addressable.
    4. Once full Scab is in place, soak the scabs in clean warm water daily, to keep them soft and flexible, until the underlying tissue has regrown, and the scab falls off.
    Her recommendations, and opinion.... YMMV.... but works for us....

    Oh Yea, The Snopes Guy has "EGG on his Face"..... Her word ... EXACTLY.... Quoted...
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  7. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    cool water, NOT cold, and leave it running slowly
    this will draw out the heat safely without inducing shock or hypothermia
    using cold or ice water can also exacerbate the burn
    ever hear of freezer burn?
    so no ice or ice water on a burn
    i find several flowing baths of a burn, several minutes long and 30 mins apart
    will remove all traces of damage, usually even scarring and, on me at least,
    i rarely lose the burned tissue, it heals all up nicely
  8. Bumbury

    Bumbury Monkey+

    nice to know its amazing what we can use for natural meds,, thanks for the info..
  9. wrc223

    wrc223 Monkey+

    Being a firefighter since 1992 and an EMT since 1994 and a Paramedic since 1996 I can safely say we have never been trained to use eggs on burns.
    Currently we are taught to cool the burn then cover the burn to prevent infection. Use of a commercial burn gel should only be done on first or second degree burns as many commercial gels have things like zinc in them and could cause additional problems with open third degree burns.
    Another thing to concider with eggs is how well was the egg washed? Breaking an egg and cooking it will kill the nasties that live on an egg shell but if you are only dropping the whites out of a shell, you may be inviting whatever that egg has come in contact with into a burn. Infection is the primary concern with any burn as your skin has lost it's ability to be a barrier between your body and the outside world.
    Not telling anyone how to treat themselves but I would strongly advise against using anything on a burn other than water, a mild soap solution to clean it and dry clean dressings. Just my $.02
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  10. emh1701

    emh1701 Monkey+

    What about aloe vera gel? It's always touted for being good for burns. Does it really work?
  11. wrc223

    wrc223 Monkey+

    1st degree burns, absolutely, aloe works great.
    2nd degree, as long as there is no loss of the integrity of the skin, I have used it....cautiously!!
    3rd degree, I wouldnt put anything on it that was not sterile and even then I would be apprehensive to put anything on it not made specifically for third degree burn prep. Pain sucks but it sucks far less than losing a limb or becoming septic from infection.
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