Monday, April 16, 2012

Healing Power of Egg Whites

I would have never thought that eggs could be a healing miracle for burns.  Eggs are known to be full of vitamins.  They are in fact a placenta, right.  Apparently, egg whites are also a natural form of collagen, which helps regenerate burned skin. 

First Aid for Burns*

  1. Spray cold water on the affected area until the heat 
is reduced and stops burning the layers of skin.

2. Spread egg whites on the affected area, 
allowing to form a protective layer. 

Story #1 
"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 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."

Story #2
"A 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 dried and formed a protective layer. She continued to apply layer upon layer of beaten egg white, during at least one hour.  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."

 *  Collagen dressings are created by companies such as Johnson & Johnson to treat burn wounds. 
     Click here to learn more. 

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