Sunday, April 10, 2011
HOME REMEDY FOR BURNS
Once I was cooking some corn and stuck my fork in the boiling water to see if the corn were ready. I missed sticking the corn and my hand went into the boiling water. A friend of mine, who is a Vietnam veteran, came into the house, just as I was screaming, and asked me if I had some plain flour. I showed him where I kept the bag of flour and he held the bag open 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 when he was in Vietnam, there was a guy who was on fire and in their panic, the guys threw a bag of flour all over him to put out the fire. He said that the flour not only put out the fire, but the guy never even had a blister!
I kept my hand in the bag of flour for 10 minutes, and when I pulled it out, I didn't have a red mark, or a blister and felt absolutely no pain. Now, I keep a bag of flour in the refrigerator 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!
A NO NO!
[I use cold flour simply because it feels better than room-temperature flour. Another tip: do not run cold water on a burn first.]