Family life School & Family Myth buster – how NOT to treat a burn Burns specialist Joanne Atkins explains what not to do if your child gets burnt and reveals the oddest treatments she's seen 1 of Ad break Don’t use butter “Many people think you should put butter on a wound. Don’t use butter. You’re basically basting your child and frying them a bit more!” explains burns specialist and British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) member, Joanne Atkins. Don’t use egg whites“Whatever your granny said was probably inaccurate. Don’t put whisked egg whites over a burn, this is an example of first aid not being given appropriately," says Joanne. Don’t use corn flourCovering a burn in corn flour creates a paste and, as Joanne says, “Is not going to help start the healing process.” Don’t use ice Ice is a big no-no. Joanne says, “Ice ultimately will damage the tissue more. Stick to cold running water.” Continue slideshow > Don’t use grated carrot“The strangest treatment I've seen was when a lady had covered her burnt child in grated carrot. We see a lot of strange burn remedies, but grated carrot certainly isn’t going to help,” says Joanne. By Emma Daly Comments Latest on MadeForMums Harry Kane, Kate Goodland and child - family facts Katie Piper opens up about her post-baby body - 6 months after having Penelope Cough syrup recalled over warning that one of its ingredients goes mouldy Katie Piper combats mum guilt: 'I'm certainly not gonna torture myself over things'