When I was kid and I burned my fingers on the stove, my mom slathered butter on the wound. This is just one of many household myths about first aid that can actually make things worse.
Learn to be wary of any first aid advice that you can’t reason out or reminds you of something the witch from Hansel and Gretel might do. We decided to do some research and compile our favorite well-intentioned but ultimately hurtful health tips.
1. Putting butter on a burn Giving a whole new meaning to butter fingers, in reality the oils from butter hold in heat, which is probably not what you’re going for. Instead, use cold water, which makes more sense and has fewer calories. Read more »