Why You Should Stop Applying Raw Eggs as First Aid Substances on Burns’ Victims – Expert Reveals
A staff of the Burns and Trauma Centre of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital has described the use of raw eggs among other substances to treat burns as unhealthy and unscientific.
A medical doctor, Dr Jamiu Umah, has warned the public to stop applying raw eggs and other substances as first aid on victims of burns saying it is an unwholesome practice.
Umah, a staff member with the Burns and Trauma Centre of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday.
He described the use of raw eggs among other substances to treat burns as “unhealthy and unscientific”.
“What is medically advocated as first aid for victims from hot substances such as water, petrol, coal, fire wood, gas, and even chemical burns is to immerse the victim in water.