I once was trying to light my cigarette (I know not healthy) and it was windy outside I thought I was using my regular lighter but picked up a torch lighter and ended up burning the inside of my hand that was right next to my thumb and forefinger and boyyyy did it hurt. I remember running into the kitchen grabbing 2 eggs separating the yolk from the egg whites and taking a paper towel and soaking them in the white and placing it right on my hand . I then got a zip lock and put some ice cubes in and a dry hand towel and wrapped the bag of ice and placed in on the paper towel to keep the egg whites cold on the burn had to reapply after 20 mins and then after about another 15 the pain was completely gone. It was red but no longer hurt.. I run to this remedy now whenever I accidentally burn myself.and the best thing yet I never got a burn blister or a scar...
I used egg whites on a sunburn a few years back. I used a blush brush and brushed it on several times creating a layered effect. The egg white completely took the burn out of the skin and I was no longer in pain. It works great and I'll always use it for every burn from now on.
Egg whites really work. My mother was moving a corning ware dish with boiling water in it and the handle came off. Boiling water all over my leg. I whipped the jeans off (pain, pain, pain), my mother quickly broke some eggs, took the whites, and covered the large red burned area. Later there was still some red but 90% was clear. Thank you mom...and egg whites.
I just wanted to add that the reason I had to put egg whites on a 3-day old burn is that I did not realize how bad the burn was. The discolourization and striations in skin tone were fascinating to me. I even noted that the burn did not extend down to the folds of my knuckle when my thumb is bent.
Y'see, I found the discolour striations and small blisters fascinating because I did not know how bad that burn was! Unpasteurized honey (preferably Manuka, but I only had THC Honey), along with neem oil & castor oil meant I never experienced any pain! I think it was the worst (deepest), yet painless burn I have ever had. Here it is day 5, and I presently dunking my hand again in egg whites as one of the blisters is trying to come up again. Update: the egg white took it down, again!
I got a hot water burn on my hand. Treated with THC Honey and essential oils, which were all great and very soothing.
On day 3 small blisters showed up anyways; they were small and painless, but blisters can be a real problem. So I put 1 nice cold egg white on it. I would dunk my hand, then pull it out and let it dry and did this for 4 coats of egg white. I covered with more honey over that, wrapped in loose gauze overnight, and now the next day, no blisters and it feels great! Thanks, Earth Clinic!
Happy healing, everybody.
I knew I should've bought those non-organic caged chicken eggs… Minor steam burn and egg white layers did nothing. I took some Arnica by mouth and that helped some.
Thanks for the advice! It never blistered; possibly thanks to the eggs. I used honey, a paper towel, & an ace bandage to keep the honey in place/allow it to breathe. By the end of the day, it only hurt when touched. Today (the day after the burn), it only hurts when rubbed/scraped. This is definitely a remedy I plan on using again! By the way, I only burnt a small portion of my palm, so it's not a big wound.
Hi, I suggest you get a manuka honey bandage from the burn section of the pharmacy for that right away. I had 2nd degree burn on the side of my arm from boiling soup exploding out of a blender lid a few years ago and wasted critical days trying other remedies for a large burn blister that ended up popping when I peeled off a bandaid (not good, delays the healing). The manuka bandaid was immediately soothing and incredible effective. I tried raw honey a few days before buying the bandaids but it was too messy and kept seeping out of the sides. Good luck, I know how painful it is!
While using a crocheted pot holder, I pulled a cast iron skillet out of a 325° F oven, set it on the stove, then needed to move it. I'd forgotten to ensure the entirety of the handle was covered. The kind of burn that results in a blister happened. Hubby suggested that I run cold water over it to take the heat out. I don't know about everyone else, but that only works while the burn is in the water. My hand would've felt as if it were on fire the second I stopped.
Instead, I searched for burn remedies in case there were some I didn't know about. The first one that made any sense was egg whites. Two went into a saucer, my hand soaking until I could lift it with minimal pain. For now (roughly 45 mins after the incident), I'm leaving the dried egg on. It hurts in proportion to how much I move my hand. At least I'm not stuck at the sink! I plan on using some honey (raw, unfiltered) once I feel the whites can be washed off.
Due to an accident in which I spilled scalding hot water on tender skin on the underside of my wrists and was in terrible pain, I used egg white. Please note that the skin was not broken. First, I ran cool water over my wrists for 30 minutes, which took a lot of the initial heat out. However, unless I kept icy compresses on my wrists the pain was extreme and my wrists were still bright red. Even homeopathic cantharsis did not reduce the pain or redness. I decided to try egg whites, applied with a cotton swab. Pain was reduced to a tolerable level and redness diminished.
I did this several times, rinsing egg white off with cool water and reapplying egg white and allowing time for it to dry. With every application of egg white the pain diminished more and the color finally went to pink instead of red.
At this level of discomfort, I was able to sleep. When I woke the next morning the pain was totally gone. The area still remained somewhat pink, but there was no blistering and I was able to function completely normally. After coming home from work, I applied more egg white and did so again this morning. I'm writing this 48 hours after the injury and am still pain free, but the burn is still pink. There was also some swelling initially, which is gone this morning.
Thanks. I suffered severe burnt on my left hand from a powerbank that I modified to last longer than designed. Based on ur advice, I dipped my hand in cold water for about 70 minutes then broke an egg removed the white I used tissue paper to apply the raw egg gel several layers and now the already swollen hand returned normal within 7 hours. It was like magic. Along the way I took paracetamol. Thanks for ur advise.
This is absolutely true.. I had grease burn on left hand.. Used the egg white method, pulled the heat right out, never blistered, no scarring!
Last night I scalded my left wrist with steam from a boiling kettle, the pain was excruciating, then I remembered the egg white trick I saw on the net . A few minutes after the egg white was administered there was only the slightest discomfort.
By this morning I had completely forgotten the incident. Then I noticed a few small blisters but a few hours later they all but one disappeared.
There is redness on the skin but no pain. I had similar burns before, but never have they healed so quickly.
I had a crock pot full of hot soup that I was putting in the fridge. Just as I got to the shelf the crock broke in half. Luckily I had an oven mit on my right hand. No so lucky I only had a pot holder in the left hand Well my left hand got toasted I immediately put it in a ice bath for some time. I then applied home grown aloe I applied the aloe for a couple of days. Then hurricane Irma hit I kept
The wounds covered with antibacterial gauze and antibiotic gel and wraps while doing yard work the next 3 days. The pain level was high Then Thursday after Irma hit Ft Myers FL a friend told me about egg whites I thought ok why not. So glad I did, the healing process has been quick. Not totally healed yet but the pain level has gone down greatly and healing seems faster than the antibiotic gel.
I'm a waitress so I have to put bandages on the affected areas They're not pretty. But now using two bandages instead of three. The top of my left hand, three fingers and the bottom of my wrist were affected. I only have to bandage the top of hand now. Love natural cures! Stiil have some time to heal as I believe 3 Rd degree burns were incurred. I thank my friend for the advice. Wish I had known a few days earlier.
Back in the 80's I foolishly opened my truck radiator cap. The fluid burst up hitting the hood and came down on my right arm. Burning me from shoulder to wrist with second degree burns. We found a hose and began rinsing my arm. A friend sent his daughter into a nearby store and had her buy 1/2 dz eggs. As the skin on my arm was literally sliding off he applied the whites and the pain stopped. I applied egg whites for several days afterwards. My arm completely healed without a single scar.
I had the opportunity to test out a natural burn remedy. I was pulling a very hot dish out of the oven with a damp rag because it was handy. I know better. The heat went through that damp towel fast and a burned my hand. I was in a hurry (thus the foolish potholder alternative) and didn't want to go get the healing salve or lavender. I just kept cooking. I had a raw onion sitting thought that might help. I rubbed it on the burn. Nope.
Next I was cracking eggs and I recalled reading about egg whites for burns here at Earth Clinic. I quickly wiped some of the white onto the burn and carried on. I let it dry.
Sure enough, it stopped the pain! I don't know the chemistry behind it but it worked.
~Mama to Many~
I poured boiled hot water on my hand. It was really bad. I remember some where I read about egg white. So, I used egg white all over my hand and wrapped it with a piece of cloths. First it was burning for a while, then stopped. Next day there was no sign of burn.
Gina, Moore, Ok, 2/09/2017, I have always been an old fashioned lady with home remedies, this eggwhites thing really works, my grandson 2 pushed his 1 year old sister into my oil heater and burned almost her whole are on the left side, I didn't realize how bad till started blistering, put Neosporin on it and cotton pads, for about 20 minutes then thought about the egg white solution, broke two egg whites in bowl mixed lightly and let run down her arm for about 20 minutes, got on this site to see how to wrap so she wouldn't bother it, so put few more layer of egg whites and wrapped in saran wrap, she finally went to sleep, woke up couple of hours later removed saran wrap, and put gauze soaked in cold egg white on and rewrapped in saran wrap and will be repeating before she goes to bed, but will probably wrap in ace bandage so can breathe, thanks for all the help and I give a great big YEAH for egg whites, God Bless
My mom used this as a remedy for me growing up. It absolutely works for minor kitchen burns. It forms a nice "fake" skin over the area too, protecting the burn from the air. Just separate yolks and fill a small container with the whites.
Egg whites for burns -.similar to another poster from 2008, the initial burn and the unbearable pain in my burned fingers and wrist by hot splattered oil, the hours with just minimal icing.... The eggw hite from 1 egg did soothe, but did start to burn again a little as the liquid warmed up from my burning hot fingers, so yes, depending on the amount of burn, do add more eggwhites or chill them if you can. I tried to resist adding more eggs and just kept on reading the comments to motivate myself that it´ll go away while I kept on soaking my hand in the mixture for an hour. THEN, I wrapped it in ALUMINUM foil as so many have suggested (each finger individually so that they don´t transfer heat to each other in a mitten manner) and while it burned a bit for the first minute, then, miraculously the pain almost totally subsided (if I don´t poke at it and just keep it still, which an hour ago was unthinkable, as it burned like hell! ) :) YAY
If the wound is wound is 5 days old and the skin that got burned is dry, can I still use the egg white on it?