Facebook posts falsely tout flour as treatment for burns and scalds

Updated on 21/01/2022 at 13:40

Multiple Facebook posts shared repeatedly claim that flour is an effective treatment for burns and scalds. However, health experts call the claim "absolutely false" and told AFP that flour is not recommended as a treatment for burns and scalds as putting flour into an open wound can cause infection. They advise people to clean burn wounds with water and those who experience serious burns should seek professional medical help for proper treatment.