Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ow.

Yesterday I said you could tell a lot about a person by his or her hands. You can see here that my friend likes to bake, but who, like many of us rushed wives, is sometimes not careful. This blister is the result of a steam burn she got when removing a casserole dish from the oven....

She told me that she immediately ran cold water over the burn, then plunged her thumb into raw egg white and held it there (two eggs, I believe....) for 15 minutes, which soothed the pain. She says that if she had remembered to IMMEDIATELY plunge the thumb into the egg whites, she would have had NO blister....that's what Serbian folk medicine says...

14 comments:

James said...

That looks painful.(2ND degree burn?) It looks like one of my ears after I was burned during a fire fighting exercise in the navy. They gave me silvadene cream and after a while the burn went away with out a trace. However the memories will last a lifetime. :)

Luis Gomez said...

I am sure that hurts!

Virginia said...

Oh bless her heart. I will try and remember the Serbian cure!
V

Randy said...

That has got to hurt. Poor thing, I hope it heals soon.

Tash said...

That will hurt again once the skin breaks, I'm sure...You'll have to tell us the Serbian folk medicine for that phase too. I do find it rather fascinating. That is probably the BIGGEST burn blister I've ever seen.

Olivier said...

ma grand-mère disait qu'il fallait se badigeonner la brulure avec une pomme de terre crue....Impressionnant... j'espère qu'elle ne souffre pas trop

Gaelyn said...

That is one nasty looking burn. I use ice to keep the blister down. Never heard of the Serbian method but will keep it in mind.

Chuck Pefley said...

Quite a trophy ... I hope the casserole didn't land on the floor! An interesting remedy, too.

Carraol said...

Ouch! Never seen something like this, hope it heals soon.

Thérèse said...

Oh dear!
A cure to remember when we don't have any aloe plant around.

Louis la Vache said...

Ouch, indeed! That's quite a blister!

Here's the answer to Qu'est-ce que c'est?.

;-D

Daryl said...

Yikes .. if that was me, that blister would be popped, salve applied along with a bandaid ...

Z said...

OH! It is huge!

Paula said...

Ouchie Mamma! That is a blister!