Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I'm not sure this works but I thought I'd pass it on anyway. You never know!

A woman's experience with burns . . ..

Some time ago 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 told me to keep my hand in the flour for 10 minutes which I did. He said that in Vietnam, there was a guy 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 fire out, but he never even had a blister!!!!

... Long story short, I put my hand in the bag of flour for 10 mins, pulled it out and did not even have 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. *Cold flour feels even better than room temperature flour.

I use the flour and have never ONCE had I ever had even a red spot/burn mark, or a blister! I even burnt my tongue once, put the flour on it for about 10 minutes ... the pain was gone and no burn.

Try it . . . Keep a bag of flour in your fridge and you will be happy you did!

BTW, don't run your burn area under cold water first, just put it directly into the flour for 10 minutes.

Can anyone back this process up?


Leni said...

This is the first I've heard of using flour. I've always run the burned area under cold water. I'm going to keep some flour in the fridge because I've been know to have kitchen mishaps.

LuAnn said...

Egads! I checked it out on Snopes and found some scary information:

This email started in March and Snopes says it's totally false. They also say the story about Vietnam is definitely wrong because flour when thrown into the air near fire can actually explode. Spooky!

Tory Richards said...

Well there we have the answer, Leni, LuAnn checked it out and it's not true.

When I used to cook I always kept an aloe plant nearby to use after running it under cold water.