Ani's Egg Whites for Fever Treatment
12/13/2005: Ani from Ontario, Canada: "Hi! I love your site and find it very useful. Thought I'd share something and you can post it if you see fit.
By far the best method to lower a high temperature within MINUTES! When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I had acquired a fever so high that I started to hallucinate. My mother was in a panic, she feared brain damage if something didn't lower the fever and FAST. My grandma told her about an old-wives' remedy.
Soak 2 cloths or hankerchiefs in egg whites and put on the soles of the feet (cover with socks).
The egg whites instantaneously start to draw the temperature DOWN from the brain (where it is dangerous) to the feet (where it can do no damage). After that incident my mom used this method successfully every time I had high temp. If no eggs are on hand, chopped onion or chopped potato can be applied to feet instead, although egg whites are the fastest method.
The egg whites are also a miracle cure for minor and more severe burns. Soak or coat affected area in egg white. While the egg white is still wet you will feel no pain from the burn. As soon as it dries up the pain comes back so reapplication is necessary. This also prevents scarring from the burn."
01/04/2006: Ani (anisyab[at]yahoo.com) from Ontario, Canada writes,'"I checked with my mom and there is a small revision if using the chopped onion alternative: the onion should be mixed with vinegar. The potato is fine on its own."
1/11/2006: Ani from Ontario, Canada writes, "I have NO idea why the egg white remedy is not more commonly known. In fact, I did a google search and aside from my post on Earth Clinic, found only one website mentioning it as a remedy for burns (for which it is in fact as effective as for lowering temps). It is a fail-safe, non-invasive, purely natural technique that works faster than any drug. I encourage everyone to try this method first, especially when young children are in question and speed is important. Glad you gave it a try Cathy."
2/11/2007: Ani from Ontario, Canada writes, "Hi, Ani again. In regards to the egg white for fever remedy I'd like to make a suggestion. I've noticed some people are writing that they use face cloths or towels to soak up the egg white and put on the feet. I doubt the remedy will be as effective if done that way. The material shouldn't be overly absorbent, my mom used old fashioned kerchiefs because they don't absorb too much themselves but are functional in that they hold on to the egg white. Seems people have had luck with using paper towels. Just make sure whatever you're using to put on the feet is completely soaked and dripping with the egg whites. You might have to use several eggs, not just one or two. When done properly this remedy is sure to work."
2/2/2008: Ani from Ontario, Canada writes: "Hi there, just checked back to see how people are doing with the egg white remedy. Glad to see it's helping a lot of people!
Quick note: the egg whites are useless once they dry up, which can be rather quickly if the temp is high. The feet get very hot and the egg whites can literally COOK! You must check and REAPPLY as many times as necessary until the temp is back to normal. Don't give up after one application, it will work but the egg whites must be WET. My mom usually reapplied once or twice but you can keep going in case of a stubborn fever"