How to Heal Burns the Moment They Happen

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Summer is here and for our family, that means bbqs more often than not. Between entertaining guests and cooking our own family dinners we are spending a fair amount of time waiting for our meals to come off of the grill. Oh, and let’s not forget for all of the skin burns we be getting. So much that I keep a huge container of sliced up Aloe Vera in my freezer.

One of my favourite things about BBQing is these kabob skewers that we use. Marrying my Iranian husband means that I also married into his culture and they make a mean kabob. These flat steel skewers heat up while on the grill and cook our meat from within as well which means less time on the grill and faster in our tummies.

Mother`s Day we had a bbq and when my husband brought the meat in on the skewer I reached out and grabbed it from him, directly grabbing the scorching steel skewer. My face said it all as I jumped away from the table and went to curse in a corner away from the kids and guests. Little did I know that my mother-in-law was in the kitchen whipping up a miracle burn cure with stuff I already had in the fridge. Within seconds I had relief and you will never guess what she gave me. Go ahead and take a guess I can wait.

Egg whites! She cracked an egg and separated the yolk and whites and gave me the bowl of whites to dip my hand in. INSTANT relief. I wanted to keep my hand in the cool bowl but she assured me that I had to take it out for the whites to dry on my hand. I reluctantly did and even though there was a tiny amount of pain once in a while it completely went away once the whites dried (10 mins). The best part of this is I usually always have eggs on hand and I promise you I didn`t even have a mark on my fingers although they were a bit dry.

Egg whites to the rescue, mon amis.

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How to Heal Burns the Moment They Happen

This is so simple it doesn`t even need a list. Crack the egg and separate the yolk and whites. Cover the burn with the egg whites and allow to dry. Do multiple layers if needed, won`t be needed. And remember to pin for later.

EDIT: This is meant for small burns that do not break the skin. It is not recommended for larger burns or burns that break the skin as it can introduce Salmonella to the wound and nobody wants that. Please be careful

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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. May 17, 2016 / 1:32 am

    Hope I never have to use this tip but so good to know!

  2. May 17, 2016 / 9:21 am

    Awesome to know! Thanks for the tip 🙂

  3. kathy downey
    June 18, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Thanks for the great tip,burns happen so quickly its nice to have help right away

  4. kathy downey
    August 9, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    Well i got to use this tip this morning when i touched my arm on the oven burner removing my grilled sandwich from the oven,i must say about 10-12 minutes after applying the pain was gone.Thanks for the tip!

  5. Silvia D
    August 10, 2016 / 4:49 am

    never knew this! Will try it next I or someone gets burned! thank you!

  6. loriag
    August 10, 2016 / 8:18 am

    I had no idea egg whites did that, thanks for sharing.

  7. Julie
    August 10, 2016 / 9:20 am

    I have never heard of this before, next time we have a small burn I am going to try it out, thanks!

  8. Mel
    August 10, 2016 / 10:41 am

    I never knew egg whites helps with burns.

    August 11, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Wow, never thought of using egg whites, I am allergic to Aloe Vera. Believe it or not is burns my skin

  10. August 13, 2016 / 11:33 pm

    Thank you for the great tip!!This is comforting to know in case of
    an emergency.We all seem to get small burns at one time or another.

  11. Mike Gismondi
    August 17, 2016 / 12:10 am

    This is really good to know… thanks!

  12. Victoria Ess
    December 19, 2016 / 9:29 am

    I never knew about this remedy! Thanks for sharing!

  13. kathy downey
    August 19, 2017 / 10:53 am

    So glad this woks hubby touched his arm on a light bulb while working and that sucker gave his a terrible burn but once again the egg white works miracles!

  14. Debbie White-Beattie
    October 10, 2018 / 4:50 am

    I don’t know how I’ve never heard of this little miracle but I’ll never forget it. Thanks for passing on the knowledge.