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Given my total lack of grace, I should be much more knowledgeable about First Aid.
Alas...not so much.
I've already got a good red welt on my wrist & it really smarts...other than ice, what else should I do?!
Unless you keep the ice on there indefinately it will burn for a while. I usually put some first aid cream and loosely cover with a gauze pad or similar if its a large area, or a bandaid if its small.
The best first aid for any injury is.......no housework, no cooking. Just sit back and let the body heal itself. Turn off the phone, watch tv, read a book. Whatever you do, don't do anything productive!
Big ouchy...awww. Ice has always been what I use on a burn. Not sure what the reasoning is behind it, but it makes me feel better thinking I am doing something about it. Wonder if something like Orajel might be helpful? Or lanacane or calamine lotion?
Also it will hurt like hell everytime you get it near heat! If it blisters, try not to break it!
Limey_SE_TexasI usually put some first aid cream and loosely cover with a gauze pad or similar if its a large area, or a bandaid if its small.
Thanks, Limey. Appreciate the help. I have a big Bandaid on it with some Neosporin.
This is from Mayoclinic.com
For minor burns, including first-degree burns and
second-degree burns limited to an area no larger than 3 inches (7.5
centimeters) in diameter, take the following action:
Minor burns usually heal without further treatment. They may heal with
pigment changes, meaning the healed area may be a different color from
the surrounding skin. Watch for signs of infection, such as increased
pain, redness, fever, swelling or oozing. If infection develops, seek
medical help. Avoid re-injuring or tanning if the burns are less than a
year old — doing so may cause more extensive pigmentation changes. Use
sunscreen on the area for at least a year.
I've done that before - ouch! Now, I won't reach into the oven without my big Pampered Chef oven mitts.
What are you baking?
I was replying to Limey & a whole bunch of you helpful folks show up.
Thanks most kindly, Everyone!
Matthewsmom_MNNow, I won't reach into the oven without my big Pampered Chef oven mitts.
Oh, sure. Now you tell me!
Matthewsmom_MNWhat are you baking?
I was roasting Pumpkin Seeds. Which turned out quite deliciously, I might add.
The best thing I have found is a tube of aloe vera jel. Mine came from GNC and cost 99 cents about 2 yrs. ago. It helps with the pain and takes the red away.
See if a doctor will call you in a script for Silvadene burn cream - it's like antibiotic ointment on steriods. (I won't lie - it is expensive, but a little goes a looooooooooooooong way).
That stuff is a miracle and healed my injuries in half the time the normal treatments do. It's healed about 95% of my burns and cuts with no scarring and NO infections. Thankfully, since I work in a kitchen, my doctor gave me a big container of it.
Oh, and you don't want to use straight ice on a burn - you can damage the skin and cause it to get frostbite. Cold or cool water is better. Try not to put anything greasy or oily on it for a few hours (keeps the heat in!). Don't pop the blister (it's protecting the skin). Try not to touch it to prevent infection. Use a good burn cream if you can't get Silvadene and lightly cover it with gauze (it still needs to breathe a little).
Krissy what are we going to do with you? Wrap you in cotton batting? Goodness! Kitchen burns are no fun. I always have a can of Dermoplast - it's a first aid spray - works great on burns, bug bites, minor cuts, and sunburn.
Summer74You need to go sit on the sofa with your hands in your lap and not move or attempt anything else before your surgery, young lady!
I know! I'm almost terrified of what might happen when I do my Blonde-Goo Routine this afternoon.
No NSAIDs. Had my last one on Monday. Boy Howdy...I didn't realize how much good Aleve really does.
Hope YOU are feeling better this afternoon!
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