Hey pals, we decided to share this article in order to help resolve a misconception that has been trailing on the internet lately regarding the use of flour in treating burns of any sort. See the broadcast below:
Once I was cooking some corn and stuck my fork in the boiling water to see if the corn was ready. I missed and my hand went into the boiling water….
A friend of mine, who was a Vietnam vet, came into the house, just as I was screaming, and asked me if I had some plain old flour…I pulled out a bag and he stuck my hand in it. He said to keep my hand in the flour for 10 minutes which I did. He said that in Vietnam, this guy was on fire and in their panic, they threw a bag of flour all over him to put the fire out…well, it not only put the flour out, but he never even had a blister!!!!
So, I put my hand in the bag of flour for 10 minutes, and then pulled it out and had not even a red mark or a blister and absolutely NO PAIN.
Now, I keep a bag of flour in the fridge and every time I burn myself, I use the flour and never ONCE have I ever had a red spot, a burn or a blister!
*cold flour feels even better than room temperature flour.
Miracle, if you ask me. Keep a bag of white flour in your fridge and you will be happy you did. I even burnt my tongue and put the flour on it for about 10 minutes, and the pain was gone and no burn. Try it!
Don’t run your burn area under Cold water first, just put it right into the flour for 10 minutes and experience a miracle!
Just to make matter clear, the magical power of flour as claimed in the broadcast above could actually make issues from bad to worse. Reason for this is that this practice could make the burns eat deeper and create wider chances for infection.
Though there was a recommendation back in the 19th century by some medical practitioners that flours can be used to treat burns but this recommendation has long been discredited by medical authorities as an effective way of treating burns.
Aside flour, the use of other food items such as egg, butter, toothpaste, caron oil, oil, moisturizers, sauce, garlic, onions, amongst others has highly been advised against by medical authorities as the use of any of these would give room to deeper burn and create chance for infections.
yes, of a true, the use of any of the above listed items do have a soothing effect on burns but the aftermath of the effect is way allarming.
The best the to do in burn cases is to apply cold (not chilled) running tap water for a minimum of 2o minutes. This procedure will aid wound healing and reduce possible chances of blisters on the affected areas.
Health is wealth… Be in control of yours…