I don’t know about you but I love eggs. Scrambled, over easy, omelets, souffles, custards… Despite their bad rap for cholesterol eggs are one of nature’s miracles. Your body absorbs 95% of the available protein in eggs – oh and the lecithin contained in the egg white helps to mitigate the cholesterol factor. You can help restore shine to your hair by beating a couple of eggs and using it as a hair mask. It will also make your skin dewy soft if you use eggs as a facial mask.
But something I didn’t know about eggs, I learned recently when my sis Kathy sent me this story:
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.
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 are.
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.
I’d never wish a serious burn on anyone – but if it ever does happen, perhaps this will help to heal that burn.
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This was a new one on me. I’ve heard for decades about the cold water, but not the egg thing. My first thought was: infection potential? So I checked out Snopes.com and they really put the kibash on the egg part. They also shot down my mom’s old remedy — butter. Still, burns hurt, and I’ll gladly investigate anything that might help.
Bummer, I thought this was good tip. I knew that you should never put an oil or butter on a burn cuz it just continues to cook the tissue. I knew about the cool water too. Usually for me, with a burn I just cut off a piece of aloe vera from the plant out front. I also have this awesome burn/wound salve but one of its main ingredients is olive oil. Still it works like gangbusters. Oh well, guess I just perpetrated another internet myth. My bad.
No, it’s good you mentioned it. Now people know.
Yeah I guess that is one way of looking at it.