Spurious First Aid Advice – Flour For Treatment of Burns – Hoax-Slayer

This story was first published on January 23, 2013


Widely circulated message recommends covering burns with plain flour as a first aid treatment and claims that the ‘miraculous’ remedy will stop the burn from blistering.

Brief Analysis

The remedy described in the message is not an effective treatment for burns and may actually make matters worse. The treatment is certainly not recommended by burns experts. The recommended first-aid treatment for burns is to apply cool (not chilled) running tap water for at least 20 minutes. (Please review the detailed analysis below for more information).


The Miraculous Powers of Plain Flour

Once 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 said to keep my hand in the flour for 10 minutes which I did.   He said that in Vietnam, this guy was 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 flour out, but he never even had a blister!!!!

So, I put my hand in the bag of flour for 10 minutes, and then pulled it out and had not even 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, I use the flour and never ONCE have I ever had a red spot, a burn or a blister!
*cold flour feels even better than room temperature flour.

Miracle, if you ask me.   Keep a bag of white flour in your fridge and you will be happy you did.   I even burnt my tongue and put the flour on it for about 10 minutes, and the pain was gone and no burn.   Try it!

Don’t run your burn area under Cold water first, just put it right into the flour for 10 minutes and experience a miracle!

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