Aluminum Foil Works for Burns!

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Posted by Dragonfly (Northville, Mi) on 02/05/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't tried it myself! Having a blonde moment I grabbed a cast iron grate after boiling hot water! Blisters were there immediately! I kept my hand in cold water for a few hours until I found this sight and thought what would it hurt to try! AMAZING!!! Like people said it took about ten min of pushing through the pain and then it was gone! I even went to the mall with the foil on my hand:)! I took it off a few hours later and my hand hasnt' hurt since... Most of the blisters are gone too, but the worst one I had!! I would def do and tell people about this again!

Replied by Noel
(Ft Worth, Tx)
5 out of 5 stars

My girlfriend scorched her hand really bad from a pan which had come out of the oven. She ran cold water and used aloe vera gel, while cooling it with a covered ice wrap. It was fine, until she removed the ice wrap, as pain returned with a fury. I read the foil idea, and thought wow, this is crazy, but what the hell. She used it with great success and has had very little blistering. Great idea!!!!

Replied by Carjacks
(Mcdonough, Ga)
5 out of 5 stars

I burnt my fingers by accidently grabbing a hot flat iron. The pain was extreme. I applied ice as well as antibiotic ointment to relieve the pain. I couldn't remove the ice for more than a few seconds w/o intense pain.

Finally I found this website and decided to try the foil. It hurt really badly for about 5-7 minutes. The pain would come in waves and it felt like my hand was cooking. After that, the pain began to subside. The blistering stopped and there was very little pain. It does work.

Replied by Caroline
(Charlotte, Nc)
5 out of 5 stars

amazing! Burned my finger on my straitening iron and my first instinct was to put ice in it so I used I wet rag with ice and every 5 min. I had to get new ice for about 4 or 5 hours. Then I googled other remidies and found this site. I figured that there was no harm in trying it so I wrapped so arnolds around my finger and it worked! In about half an hour my finger was fine and whenever it started hurting again I just put on more foil till it felt better :)

Replied by Michelle
(Charlotte, Nc)
5 out of 5 stars

STEAM BURN REMEDY THAT REALLY WORKS! I received a steam burn on the top of the four fingers of my right hand when opening a roasting pan. The steam came out so fast. The pain was unbearable! I had some relief only when I had my hand in a bowl of ice water. If I took it out, the pain got even worse then when the incident happened. I felt like my hand was on a rotisarrie just cooking away. For 3 hours I could not do anything but keep it in ice, then my husband looked up this tip on the internet and wrapped each of my fingers in tin foil and within MINUTES the pain was gone! Truly amazing. I am still trying to figure out why it works, but it does!

Replied by Debbie
(Mesa, Az)
5 out of 5 stars

I had removed the film from a cooked microwave meal & experienced a steam burn to my finger. The pain was so intense it brought tears to my eyes. After soaking finger in ice cold water for 90 minutes, I read on this site about aluminum foil. As a nurse I was skeptical, as I had never heard of this. I have had it on my finger for 25 minutes & the pain is so much better. Thank you for this tip! Incredible!

Replied by Lauren
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/united States Of America)
5 out of 5 stars

As weird as it sounds, aluminum foil works. I was REALLY skeptical at first but it took away all the pain. If you have a minor burn, just give it a try. In my opinion its better than sticking mustard, egg whites and potato slices on a burn- haha people are just asking for an infection, honestly.

Replied by Lydia
(Dublin, Leinster, Ireland)

Decided to be a fool and grab a roasting hot light bulb earlier. I was soaking my hand in a glass of ice water for 3 hours which made it bearable but the pain kept rushing back whenever I removed it. Hopped on google to see if there was anything else to make it possible for me to sleep and found this. My flatmates may think I'm physco but the tinfoil (what we call AL foil here) has made the pain go away which is all that matters. We'll see whos crazy next time they burn themselves!

Replied by Gerard
(Belfast, Ireland)
5 out of 5 stars

I burnt my whole hand fingers n all taking a pan out of the oven, never felt pain like it. Tried freezing water for nearly 3-4hrs only took pain away for couple of minutes, tried cold packs same effect as cold water, then I went onto this web site and thought I'd give this tin foil thing ago as I would try anything to get rid of pain and I'll tell ya what unbelievable now don't get me wrong pain was still here for about half hour, but now it has almost completely gone, still can't believe it.

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Posted by Roberta (West Chester, Oh) on 12/15/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Same story as everyone else here. Touched a dish in oven at 425! Couldn't take may thumb out from under the running water for more than a couple of seconds without a lot of pain. Put the Al foil on. At first, no relief, hurt a bit worse. And, then at about 15 min. Total relief. I did try and take the foil off about an hour later and it began to hurt again. So, I put it back on. Immediate relief. So, I slept with it on. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the advice!! It works!

Replied by Ailime
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
5 out of 5 stars

Emilia Tokes - from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I poured 100degrees Celcius boiling water on my whole left hand last night by accident, when I wanted to pour it in my tea pot. The pain was so unbearable I wanted to scream and die. I had 3 fractures, among which one open and it didn't burn this bad. I spent a good 4 hours dipping my hand in cold water, but as soon as I took it out - it would sting and burn like crazy. I googled -- I tried the rubbing alcohol, lasted a good 30 seconds ? I tried the white of eggs but, it was not practical for me, as it was 11pm and I really wanted to go to sleep. I found this this site, I read a lot of the foil paper and I said - I have nothing to lose. I wrapped my hand in foil paper. The first 30 seconds were unbearable! The first minute was painful. Near the end of the first 5 minutes though, I already noticed a diminition of pain! I wrapped my hand in a light scarf, I attached the base near my wrist with a hair crunchie and went to bed.

I woke up this morning, my hand was cured!! No kidding. I have pictures of my hand totally red from the burning and totally white fresh out of the foil paper. It's a miracle solution! And you can sleep with it, if you happen to burn yourself in the afternoon, or evening like me.

I HIGHLY recommend the foil paper. I cannot believe that I can actually type with both 2 hands a night after I burned my left hand and I am speaking of the whole palm being burned, between the fingers and on top of the thumb, the middle and the ring fingers, as the boiling water ran through the fingers!

Replied by Shannon M.
(Long Beach, California)
5 out of 5 stars

I was an unbeliever. Now I am a believer. My oven mitten slipped, and I pushed in the oven rack with my bare thumb. 2 hours with an ice pack, and it still hurt when I removed the ice pack. I did not want to try the aluminum foil because it sounds so... Unbelievable. At first the pain intensified for 2-4 minutes, and then it subsided totally. WOW! I only kept the foil on for an hour. The pain did not return. Thanks!

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Posted by Claire (Memphis, Tn) on 12/01/2010

I stuck my finger right in a glob of hot glue and it hurt so badly I could only take it out of a cup of cool water for seconds without excruciating pain. Looks like an easy second degree burn with a big blister forming. Googled for help and found this great site. I cannot believe this aluminum foil wrapped around my finger has helped so much. Thank you Nova Scotia. The internet is so great

Replied by Tb
(Morristown, Tennessee)
5 out of 5 stars

Burned two of my fingertips by directly touching a hot baking element in the oven. The burn was deep and bright white; yellow mustard (a remedy that's always helped before) seemed to do nothing. Kept my hand in cold water for six hours, but every time I took it out it would hurt like crazy. Thought aluminum foil sounded like a silly idea, but finally got desperate enough to try it. 20 minutes later the pain was gone! It's 3 days later and the burn is *just* starting to blister but is still completely painless. (I'm baffled, really.)

Replied by Christina
(Elk Grove, Ca)
5 out of 5 stars

Starting today, we added " TIN FOIL " to our FIRST AID KIT---------------MY DAUGHTER BURNED HER THUMB AND POINTER FINGER GRABBING A SPARKLER (4TH OF JULY) HER FINGERS TURNED RED, WHITE, AND SWELLED.. SHE WAS IN SO much pain. we put water, ice, tried mustard, the pain was so intense.. She put them back in the water. we came upon this home remedy site... We tried the foil..... IT WORKED WITHIN SECONDS OF WRAPPING THE FOIL AROUND THEM. THANK YOU.

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Posted by Trishy (Minneapolis, Mn) on 10/03/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I have to say, I am shocked. Tonight my stupid self grabbed a glass cake pan that was around 350 degrees! I burnt myself pretty badly on my palm and fingers. I immediately ran cool tap water over the burn and then but an icepack with a washcloth around it on my hand. I ran to the internet in search of the best remedy. After I saw this page, I thought "why not? I have foil in the kitchen! " I will say, at first, it burned even worse when I initially but the foil on (luckily I saw that someone else had the same thing happen, so I stuck with it). However after several minutes, the burning sensation decreased and now, 4 hours later, I have no pain! The blisters are next to nothing, too! I amazed!

Replied by Mountain Girl
(Blairsville, Ga)
5 out of 5 stars


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Posted by Helsbels (Berks, Uk) on 09/24/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Aluminum foil worked! I burnt my thumb and fingers when I picked up a hot plate which had just come out of a really hot oven! The pain was intense - I immediately put my hand under a cold running tap and then kept it immersed in a bowl of cool water for the next 1 1/2 hours and each time I took it out after a few seconds the pain was still really bad. After looking on the internet I came across this site so wrapped tin foil around my thumb and my fingers. Initially the pain seemed to get worse and my hand got really hot - so much so that I thought I was going to have to plunge back in cold water - anyway I persevered and after about 10 mins the pain suddenly disappeared completely - I was amazed. I still kept the foil on for an hour or so just to be on the safe side and when I took it off I had no pain whatsoever (just a small blister). What a discovery!!

Replied by Nc Viewer
(Central Nc, North Carolina)
1 out of 5 stars

Please, Please, don't do this. I don't like to burst your bubble but in the long run you are doing more harm than good. If you want natural remedies this is NOT Natural. If you aren't aware Aluminum causes Alzheimers and a slew of problems. It is in anti perspirant deoderants and in lotions and creams because it stops moisture from leaving the skin, keeping you dry and in lotions it keeps moisture under skin to look vibrant but in the long run that aluminum will float away to your brain and and accumulate and in time look out! There are alternatives to the stuff they supply us with.

DO NOT Cook with aluminum either! It seeps into the food and you eat it and you know where it goes once inside you.......... Your brain and organs.

Stay away from All metals the best you can. Never use non stick pans either... All very bad for you.

This is not just my opinion.. Do The Research. I have.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2072 posts

If burns were a very regular problem for everyone, this post may be of importance, but seems to me the once-in-a-long-while burn victim should not hesitate to use it. As for heavy metal accumulation in the human body, anyone over 30yrs should do a heavy metal detox at least every 5 yrs using any number of methods now common in alternative health sources like here on E.C.

Detox methods are like taking a good shower using all natural soap on the outer body or washing your clothes in borax or Oxyfree®, except it's the inner body being cleaned. Or one could try very hard to never get dirty so as to never need of washing body or clothes.

As for avoiding any accumulation of heavy metals in the human body in the world we all live in nowadays, "good luck, cause you're gonna need it".

I take reasonable measures of avoidance, detox, and move on.

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Posted by Crazydogjack (New Castle, Pa, Usa) on 09/17/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Last night got a steam burn on my fingers as I took a lid off of a casserole. I just recently read a post about putting aluminum foil on the burn so I tried it. Within 5 minutes the pain was gone. Amazing! Thanks Earth Clinic Contributors!

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Posted by Lori (Oakwood, Ohio, Usa) on 08/31/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I "googled" for a remedy for a steam burn, it brought me to this site. Read about the foil, decided to try since ice wasn't working much for me. The Aluminum Foil does work!! Would of never believed it if I hadn't of tried it. Will recommend to others. It really works!

Replied by Karen
(San Francisco, Ca)
5 out of 5 stars

The aluminum foil is a true miracle worker. I burned my fingertips from pulling a pan out of a 425 degree oven w/ a hand towel (dumb move). I was instantly burned & could see slight blistering take effect right away. I ran my fingertips under cold water, which works like a charm if you want to stand there for two hours wasting water. Then I resorted to using frozen bags of veggies or whatever type of frozen goods I had in my freezer that would fit my hand comfortably. It did ease my pain, but the second I would let go, the pain comes right back. I was tired of temporary relief, I was desperate to sleep!! Low & behold, I finally went online (took me long enough) & found this wonderful website about using aluminum foil. OMG, I'm in such disbelief how quickly the pain disappeared. My fingertips are happy again! & I was so amazed I had to share my story to how foil became my sandman! I can now sleep in peace. Thanks for reading!

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Posted by Donna (Drexel Hill, Pa) on 07/15/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Just burned my thumb while making mac and cheese. Remember reading about aluminum foil so I thought I would give it a try. The foil has been on my thumb about 5 minutes and I can honestly say I no longer feel any pain. Wow, this really works! Thanks to everyone at Earth Clinic!

Replied by Amanda G
(Monroe, Mi)
5 out of 5 stars

To be honest I thought all you guys were crazy reading the comments. lol BUT I burned my three fingers very bad I was frying in my deep fryer and pushed it to move it not knowing or forgetting that the outside was going to be hot had ice on it for four hours still was hot and in pain. Then try the aluminum foil and worked within 15 minutes it feels cold not almost like an ice hot feeling. Thank you soo much!

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Posted by Karma2010 (Glendale, Az) on 05/02/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I burned the inside of my left hand when I grabbed the barrel of a rifle right after it had been shot. I could feel the skin burn, I was out in the desert with friends so I just grabbed a cold soda and held it, i swapped it out for a colder one every 30 mins for 2 hrs. I got home shortly after, grabbed a piece of aloe off my plant that i had and went to work, i used alot of it and it only worked a little for the pain, so logged online to find a pain remedy for a burn, I saw tin foil..My boss had some and about 5 mins after i wrapped my thumb with the foil, the pain went away, i left it on my thumb for about 2 hrs. i took it off when it got all sweaty..barely a mark no thumb is good to go!, this combo really works....

Replied by Elizabeth
(Birmingham, Uk)
4 out of 5 stars

Alumininum foil does ease the pain. Im typing with foil on my burt finger now. It is still stinging, but it is not as bad as what it first was. I have been soaking my finger in cold water for about an hour and 30 mins and couldn't take it out without it hurting and burning like mad. Ive had the foil on for about 15 mins. At first it does hurt badly... But if you stick with it, it gets better! Thanks. :)

Replied by Kiwigurl
(Wellington, New Zealand)
5 out of 5 stars

Im doing the same thing right now. I had my burnt finger in cold water and with ice cubes on it for about an hour. Everytime I took out of the water and cubes it started stinging straight away. Ive had the foil on for about 5 mins now and its just starting not to sting as much. Thanks goodness as Im trying to type up an essay :)

Replied by Gloria
(Brentwood, Ny)

I never knew aluminun foil works on burns, I will try it next time... Two weeks ago I was frying some fish while talking.... Got distracted and I reached for the spatula without realizing it was over the gas fire. The silicon handle was stuck in my hand and left a black residue glued to my hand for a while. I remembered somebody told me when burning put your hand on wheat flour. It stops the pain almost immediately and it doesn't let your skin to bubble. And it did that, minutes later zero pain, no bubbles, no scars. In any case no ice, no cold water, never, ever they just got your burn worst, more painful.

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Posted by Tammy (Logan, Utah) on 03/26/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I burned my finger taking a pan out of the oven, my finger blistered. I tried cold water, antibiotic ointment, aloe and nothing worked, so I got oline and found this website. I saw the aluminum foil remedy and was a bit skeptical but it worked like a charm!

Replied by Teresa
(London, Uk)
5 out of 5 stars

I burned my hand in a bad way. Tried everything, running water, aloe vera, egg whites. Lastly, I put the foil and it worked, the pain desolved. Amazing, thank you so much.

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Posted by Tangomaniac (Central Ca, Ca) on 02/07/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Yesterday I had the worst burn of my life! I was glad to find QUICK relief here! I was melting butter in my stainless steel pan/handle and forgot it was hot. Grabbed the handle and immediately I knew this was going to be bad! Ran cold water first and then got something cold in the freezer. My husband looked up the internet (he didn't know about Earthclinic) and said NOT to use ice or creams, just cold water. The pain was intense!! I didn't want to waste water so I still used stuff from the freezer and also laid my hand in a plate of cold water. It was my right hand. I couldn't do much for more than 30 seconds at a time w/out the pain coming back! I then went here and found the foil to be interesting! I tried it and lo and behold the pain went away in about 5 min just like they said! It was trying to blister...I also have a bunch of creams...I used Rescue Remedy. I have an ozonated olive oil and i finally found a sample of aloe vera w/some other vitamins. I put that on and wrapped the foil over that. I found that it trapped in some moisture. I was able to juice later that afternoon using my right hand to push the damper!! The next day its just red and no blisters!! Thanks for the info here! I told others today and they will keep it in mind for further reference! They were thankful!

Replied by James
(Taranna, Australia)
5 out of 5 stars

i burnt my finger on oil from the BBQ, i tried water for 4 hours but the pain came back every 15 seconds, i tired honey it did not work, the pain was still there, onion worked but once the juice dried from it it started to burn again, so i came on here and seen the foil remidia, put it on and after two minutes no pain worked like a wonder

Replied by Katy
(Vancouver, Wa Us)
5 out of 5 stars

So, I had burnt my thumb on an oven rack at about 6 o'clock today. It's now ten, and I was burning since then. I have been reading this site, and thought this aluminum foil thing was a hoax. I just put it on my finger, and it took about 30 seconds to start working. Whoever came up with this idea, I give you props and I love you. (:

Replied by Amber
(Hillsboro, Oregon)
5 out of 5 stars

So I tried everything like mustard, honey, cold water, cold mil, cool water, tea bags, butter I got all that from the internet so I kept searching cause it wouldn't stop stinging and I ran into this and WOW it really does work although it really does burn for like 10-15 min maybe a little longer but then the pain eases up. Wow this is amazing!!! I will definitely be recommending this to family and friends.

Replied by Linda
(Kingston, Ontario)
5 out of 5 stars


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Posted by Gean (Salina, KS) on 07/20/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Today I got a second degree burn (immediate blistering) on my finger when I accidentally touched the heating element in my oven. I immediately wrapped it in aluminum foil (no cold water rinse - our water takes forever to get even semi-cold). I kept the foil on for a couple of hours. Then I applied raw honey and a band-aid. There were moments here and there when it hurt a bit during the first couple hours, but hardly at all. After I put the honey on, I don't remember any more pain. Kept the honey on for a couple hours. There is still a blister, but no pain.

Replied by Cole
(Cali, Valle Del Cauca, Colombia)

Here's a new one. I burned the palm of my hand deeply while cooking. The only thing I had on hand was Manzanillia in an eye wash solution and ice cubes. Pain was gone completly in 5 minutes. Three weeks later no scarring.

I live in Cali, Colombia and I bought some snail oil, which is oil made from snails y dissolving them with mineral salts, coca leaves and other things. While Bar-b-queing one day I burned my wrist lowering the top on the pit. Very bad and deep, about the width of a pencil and 1.5 inches in length. I know never put oil on a burn, but I did and pain was relieved after a few hours. It did not blister and I kept applying the oil until it was better. This was 7 years ago and I have no scar on my fore arm. Heck I can't remember which arm it was on.

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Posted by Julia (Brooksville, FL) on 06/13/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Yea, for aluminum foil for burns. While I was cooking tonight I got a pretty bad steam burn. After running it under cold water and having ice pack on it for a while, I wasn't getting any relief. I jumped on this site and came across the aluminum foil cure for burns, and by golly gee wilikers, it worked! I had it on for 15 minutes. Just took the aluminum off 5 minutes ago, and I can say absolutely, I feel no pain. Yea!!!!!

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Posted by AmynMatt (Warrenton, VA) on 04/19/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I burned my whole right hand on a pan I removed from a 400 degree oven. I remembered the aluminum foil cure from reading this site. Put it over my whole hand immediately and left it on for 15 minutes. My hand feels like nothing ever happened! Thanks so much for the tip!

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Posted by Joey (Birch Bay, WA) on 02/02/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Old family cure from Nova Scotia! If you get a burn of any kind (Steam, etc) wrap the burned area in aluminum foil and leave it be! Depending on the severity of the burn, it will generally be healed within 5 to 15 minutes. You'll feel it get cool and you can check the progress if you like, but this heals like nothing else does! I know it sounds wierd, but the first time I tried it, I became a believer - I always have a box of foil on the counter when I'm cooking, just in case!!

Replied by Amy-May
(Birmingham, England)
5 out of 5 stars

i had badly cut my hand and the nurse said its a bad friction burn and i'd have to take painkillers, i did that but the pain still remained. so i looked up how to stop it from scarring and hurting, not help at all.. then i found this site. The aluminum foil really helped, i used the non shiney side of it and it stung from the pressure on the burn, after 10 mins there was no pain at all, it will scar [ but thats because of how severe it is ] atleast it doesn't hurt though, thanks xx [ i'm 17, have to live with it forever! ]

Replied by Sarah
(San Diego, CA)
1 out of 5 stars

In response to the aluminum foil and burns... I do not recommend trying this at all!! When you put aluminum over anything hot, it traps the heat inside and continues to cook... Why would you do that to any part of your body!!?? This is a big NAY from me...

Replied by Josh
(Pittsburgh, PA)
5 out of 5 stars

In response to the "nay" for aluminum foil... a little science (and actually trying it) will go a long way to believing it. First of all, aluminum is an excellent conductor of heat, so when you put it against something hot, it will conduct any heat from the point of contact until it can't hold anymore thermal energy, or the stored energy dissapates into a cooler mass (usually air) so more can be conducted from the heat source. For the same scientific reasons, it also transfers cold equally as well (cold is simply the lack of heat). A basic burn injury actually dissapates alot of its heat before any treatment is actually given anyway, provided the source of the burn is removed (i.e. hot oil, steam, hot metal conductor, etc). The internal body temperature agitates the burn causing more pain that lasts even after cooling it off under cold water (NOT TO BE DONE TO EXTENSIVE BURNS). In short, the foil acts as a conductor of your body heat, alleviating pain due to added warmth on the burn. It works quite well. For extensive burns, seek professional help, preferably from a specialized burn center over a general hospital.

Replied by Csmith
(Ivins, Utah)
5 out of 5 stars

I burned my hand while baking. Not thinking about it, I grabbed the very hot pan that just came out of the oven. It burned my palm. I apply cold water and ice packs to my hand for 10 hours and still the pain was extreme. So I looked up on the internet of what could help and came to this site. I read about wrapping the burned area in aluminum foil, and thought that it would not work. But tried it anyways, and about 5 minutes later, the pain was gone. I just couldnt believe it, so I wanted to share my story that I am now a believer with the aluminum foil and burns.

Replied by Lvkl4l
(Le Sueur, Mn)
5 out of 5 stars

Yeah! I was skeptical of this at first. I tried it & couldn't believe how well it works! I burned my finger serverly on steam (not bad enough to require medical attn., but still bad). I tried the cold water, vanilla, ointment...nothing really helped it out long term. So I searched the net & found this site. I thought I'd try the foil trick. Low & behold about 30 min. after I put it on, my finger was 100% better! I still have 2 spots that got it the worst that I'm still treating, but I can't believe the difference it made!!

Replied by Gif_girl
(Berlin, Germany)
5 out of 5 stars

YES YES YES YES YES!!! my finger olive oil burn went from scream-worthy searing painful (couldn't turn the tap off for more than 15 seconds) to completely docile and dull within 5 minutes!!! didn't have any foil so my boyfriend put a toblerone wrapper on it. i highly recommend this remedy, thank you nova scotia!

Replied by Amber
(Newville, Pa)
5 out of 5 stars

I am using foil as I am trying to type this I burnt my thumb about an hr and a half ago and immediately ran cold water over it and then used my daughters hello kitty ice pack on it and could not remove the ice pack for more than 30seconds at a time without it burning really bad I saw this and thought these people are nuts this cant work but it honstly does I cant say it heals it but its made the pain go down massively and ive only had it on about 10mins I think it takes time to work but I believe it works!

Replied by Maria
(Seattle, Wa)
5 out of 5 stars

I accidentally poured some coffee on my hand at work. I wrapped some ice in a few paper towels and put that on my hand. It worked, but after an hour my hand was still hurting whenever the ice came off. It was really hard to work around the ice pack too, so I started looked for other remedies. Since I was at work I didn't have a lot of the stuff around, but we did have foil. At first it burned, but I saw someone say that that went away after 5 minutes and another said 10. After 15 it still stung. I put on another piece of foil so that no air was hitting the burn and presto! No more pain.

Replied by Sara
(Jeff City, Mo)
5 out of 5 stars

I thought you all were nuts but my thumb hurt so badly from touching the baking sheet about 2 hours ago that I couldn't take the ice pack away from it for more than 20 seconds without screaming pain coming back so I thought what the heck.. I had some foil in the kitchen and decided to go for it. The initial pain was very intense and I wanted to go back to the ice pack and wimp out but I did some heavy breathing and stuck through the pain. It's been about 10 minutes and while the pain is still there, it is now very dull and very tolerable. Thanks for the info. You made me a believer!!!

Replied by Kristen
(St. Peters, Mo)
5 out of 5 stars

I touched a sizzleing hot steak plate, burnt my thumb so bad, could only stay off ice for 7 seconds at a time for a full hour, tried the aluminum foil wrapping... Shiny side in, within 10 mins all pain was gone! I can't wait to burn myself again! .... :| j/k

Replied by Ellen
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Please do not ever use aluminum foil on your skin ever again. This is very toxic as aluminum causes many disorders including dementia. The aluminum will absorb into your body easily. A better solution is to use coconut oil and oil of oregano together. This not only removes the pain instantly, but it actually heals the wound in a healthy way. Good luck. Sue

Replied by Lori
(Denver, Colorado)
5 out of 5 stars

It worked!!! My son, 9, burnt his finger On a glass pan straight out of the oven. Nothing was working to take his pain away. Found your sight and thought... Well... Tried it and within 2 minutes NO PAIN!!!! After an hour, we removed the foil and all is well. WOW, I am so gratefull to whom ever posted this originally and for the testimonials. THANK YOU

Replied by Christy
(Great Falls, Montana)
5 out of 5 stars

It works! I burnt my right index finger on hot glue in art class, my fingertip turned all red and it hurt so badly! I thought it'd get better after awhile, but after crying through lunch, I knew something was wrong. So I was going to put some burn cream on my finger so I could do my homework on the computer, but my brother was in the shower. I was desperate for help, and googled how to help a burn. I found the aluminum foil remidy, and was VERY skeptical, but I figured I couldn't get any worse, so I tried it and it works! It's nuts! I'm sooooo glad I found this! :D

Replied by Carly
(Seattle, Wa Usa)

Really wierd huh? About a month ago I was putting a log into my woodstove, and accidentally pushed the top of my thumb (right below the nail bed) into a very hot part of the interior of the stove.

I immediately said a few choice words to myself and then went to the kitchen and got out a piece of aluminum foil. I had been keeping this EC cure in the back of my mind, and now the time had come to try it.

It never hurt at all! I have done this exact same burn in the past, (darned woodstove! ) and it should have started throbbing within a few mins, but it never did! I kept the foil on for about an hour or so.

Here it is a month later, and I still have a pink line below my thumbnail to show for it. It was a deep burn, and the foil really, really worked.

Thanks Earth Clinic and EC posters!

Replied by Wendy
(Los Angeles, California, Usa)
5 out of 5 stars

having trouble writing cuz of the tin foil on my burnt finger - pain is gone!!! cannot believe

Replied by Cee Cee
(Charleston, Wv, Usa)

Aluminum Foil is the best for burns... Who would've thought?

Replied by Melanyh
(Houston, Tx, Us)
5 out of 5 stars

YEA! I burned myself with cooking oil this morning, leaving a silver dollar-size burn on my wrist. I immediately ran it under cold water, but it still hurt terribly & looked like it was going to blister. I sprayed an OTC product on it, and it cooled it while the spray was wet. When it dried, the pain returned. I tried this remedy, per the site, and am pleasantly surprised. I took a 2" strip of foil and wrapped it around my wrist like a bracelet, securing it with a hair band (not too tight, of course). It felt better after a few minutes, but I have left it on for nearly an hour now & don't feel any more pain. In addition, the redness is almost completely gone. Thank you so much for this wonderful remedy!

Replied by Rose33090
(Atlanta, Ga)
5 out of 5 stars

Thank goodness I found this site. I got 2nd degree burns (blisters and worst pain I have ever had) on 3 fingers from an industrial size curling iron. I had kept them in ice water but could only get real relief from holding an ice cube with fingers till it melted, then another, etc. For 6 hours at that time but if I took my fingers out of water for even a few seconds, incredible pain returned.

I read this blog and tried the foil, shiny side to burn, wrapped each finger individually and still had to put back into water, but after maybe 15 minutes, did not need to add any more ice. The pain lessened greatly over the next 2 hours. After about 4 hours, there was no pain. Took fingers out of water and removed foil. I had no more blisters and no more pain. It's been 4 days and other than my fingers feeling like very dry skin (and if you knew where the blisters were you can see the outlines), I have not had any problems. This blog was a real saver.

Replied by Relieved!!!
(Huntsville, Alabama Usa)
5 out of 5 stars

I steam burned my pointer finger on my left hand while removing a lid from a pot of boiling water. The pain was intense! I soaked it in cold water for about an hour. It felt better, but was killing me whenever I removed it from the water. I tried some aloe vera I had from the store. It did nothing to relieve the pain. I looked on here and tried the egg whites. I was greatly dissapointed. It just started to hurt more. I was about to give up, but decided I could try the aluminum foil. At first it hurt so badly I wanted to scream. But while I sat with it on, I read more and more testimonials. It felt only slightly better. Then after reading one of the testimonials, I wondered if I had wrapped it too many times. So I began to unwrap it (about 15 min into the process). I accidentally unwrapped it all the way, and suddenly realized it felt 100% better. CRAZY!!! So, a believer! You should try it, you'll be amazed!

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Ditto for me. Having seen the aluminum foil work twice for my kids, I ran for it yesterday for a angry red burn. The first few minutes it hurt so much, I was going to give up and put my finger in cold water, but before 5 minutes were up, it stopped hurting! I kept it on for an hour just to make sure, and now there is barely a pink mark.

Replied by Blanche
(Iberia Parish, Louisiana Usa)

I used this more than once and it does work. I'd like to add that the smoother the foil is against your skin the better. If it is too wrinkled there are some places that don't get touched with the foil. Also if you tape it on, try not to use the tape directly above the burned area, as the heat will just stay there against the tape.

Replied by Jodes
(Brisbane, Australia)
5 out of 5 stars

well I burnt 4 of my fingers pretty bad tonight taking a pan out of the oven. They blistered pretty much instantly. I had put cream on them had them in water for about 4 hours. Couldn't take them out the pain was really bad, so I found this site. Have now got the foil on my 4 fingers and it does work. It took 5 minutes thank you everyboby for repling because I probally wouldn't have tried it.

Replied by Mariela
(Mainz, Germany)
5 out of 5 stars

Ha! Who would have thought? I have spent the last 5 hours wrapping my fingers in ice packs. I was opening the lid of my casserole and burned 3 fingers with the steam. I was going crazy with the pain and was ready to do anything to make the pain stop, after not even getting much relief with the ice packs. I was scared to take my fingers out of the ice pack, so I started with the least severe one, and after about 5 minutes it did stop hurting! I thank you all so much, because all of your comments encouraged me to take one finger out at a time and to try this remedy. God bless you and this amazing site!

Replied by Gg
(Sacramento, Ca)
5 out of 5 stars

YOU MUST TRY THIS! Thank you SO much!

Replied by Hayy12
(Sunshine Coast, Australia)
5 out of 5 stars

oh wow, I burnt my finger with boiling hot oil tonight, I sat there in tears with ice cold water on it for about 4hours, everytime I took my finger out for about 2seconds it would start burning up again, it was so painful that I felt like chopping my finger off haha.

Then I come on here and put aluminium foil on it for 5minutes and the pain has gone, not completly but enough to bare with, thanks guys can finally get some sleep

Replied by Annette
(Bangkok, Thailand)
5 out of 5 stars

I burnt my fingers and palm badly when I picked up my curling wand by the heated end. The pain was intense, and I got small relief with ice packs, but I knew I would have problems the next day (and indeed for the next week) unless I could find another remedy.

I admit I was skeptical about the alfoil remedy, but I wrapped up each finger individually in foil, and then my palm, and the pain intensified. The pads of my fingers were throbbing. I kept reading all the comments about the foil, and thought, "just be patient; it will get better". ANd indeed it did. After about 20 mins the pain huad subsided substantially. I kept pressing the foil on my fingers which seemed to draw more heat out.

I went to bed with the foil still on, and a pair of cotton gloves to hold it in place. This morning I had 3 small blisters on my fingers, but no pain. I am amazed, as normally that type of burn would cause quite a bit of damage.

Thanks so much to everyone for the great advice - I am passing this on to all my friends with children.

Replied by Elaine
(Charleston, Il)
5 out of 5 stars

It really is a miracle. A burn that would have kept me bandaged for days was practically all better in 12 hours.

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