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Step 8: Burn Relief

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Kudos to you for trying your hand at that crazy complicated recipe. But your over-enthusiasm got the best of you and you managed to get a serious burn. Whether it is a severe burn or a minor burn, it hurts like heck and the pain just won't go away.

Step 1,  put the burned part of your body part under cool, running water. This will relieve some of the pain right away and will help to stop the progression of the burning. 

Step 2 is probably the best, and least known remedy for throbbing pain from burns: ordinary mustard. There is something special (magic?) in everyday yellow mustard that quickly takes away the pain. Just spread a nice and thick layer of mustard over the area and go about your Iron Cheffing. You'll find that the pain goes away almost immediately.
As a culinary student, let me tell you guys the best thing I learned for burns: Egg whites. Dip the burn (which is usually on hands for those of us in the kitchen) in egg whites, let it dry, then dip it again. It'll burn like crazy for a second, but the egg whites create a seal.
i must agree on this, since the egg whites (dont ask me why) kinda extract the heat off of the burned or burning skin, and leaves slim to no marks or blisters ;) a pressure cooer blowed up on my mothers face a couple of years ago, half her face was RED AS HELL and starting to blister a few seconds after the blowup, she used eggwhites as a facemask on the burned parts and there were no traces of any kind. (also applied aloe vera crystals after a few hours on the remaining burn marks
http://www.snopes.com/medical/homecure/eggwhite.asp

Please don't use egg whites for burns. Raw eggs could (read: probably do) contain bacteria, which could seriously harm you if applied to an open wound. Cold water is the best thing.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-burns/FA00022
hgirtman3 years ago
DON'T DO THIS. COLD WATER ONLY FOR BURNS, unless you like having raw burned flesh scrubbed with a brillo pad at the ER. It may work, but you're opening yourself to a chance of serious infection. Just don't do it.
Edmundo0963 years ago
Interesting use, never heard of this one. Thanks!