Burns

kaiya2465
By kaiya2465 Latest Reply 2012-08-16 18:33:28 -0500
Started 2012-08-09 17:21:55 -0500

Ok, I made a mistake, I touched a 350 degree pan & didn't feel it for I think about a min. it might have been 2. Now I have blisters, what should I watch for, don't want to go to the ER unless necessary…

Thanks


53 replies

Hollywood 2
Hollywood 2 2012-08-16 00:00:52 -0500 Report

I guess depending on how bad I thought it was and whether I should go to the ER but your going to think I'm crazy but if I think Butt paste can do it I'll try that first but again depends how bad it looks. I use butt paste for sun burn, raw of rubbing clothes, just about anything. I though one day when I was in Flordia hurting so bad from the sun my wife says you need butt paste. What? I said I will try anything at this point. Guess what? It works. Hope you get well soon
Alvin

Nana_anna
Nana_anna 2012-08-12 11:18:47 -0500 Report

Don't pop them! I had a bad oven burn a few years ago on my wrist. Still have the scare from it. I kept putting oinment on it, the over the counter cream works good. I can't remember the exact name. But if it's bad I would go to the Er.

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser
Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2012-08-10 22:08:11 -0500 Report

had to get my fingers taped up so I called in uncle Rick Green in to do it, damn it hurts when u get your fingers slapped with the edge of a yardstick, posting will be a Lil bit slow for a few days, hope i don't get any infection caving ima people with deadbeats, OH MY GOD I COULD LOOS MY FINGERS then how would i count to en,i usto count to 22 but Ma dun sewed all my zippers up,
old-n-grey-n-wiser-n-stumpy

granniesophie
granniesophie 2012-08-11 06:37:39 -0500 Report

oh, good grief!!!! :-P
there has to be a comback to this, but what it is, I can't think !! gosh, I'm slow this morning LOL

IronOre
IronOre 2012-08-10 16:39:35 -0500 Report

The last time something like this happened in my house I was able to call a "nurses helpline", run by a local hospital.
If you have one in your area be sure to keep the phone number handy.
In my case it was for bad sunburn and they gave good advice.

locarbarbie
locarbarbie 2012-08-10 13:03:58 -0500 Report

Oh man Kaiya, I just read about your accident…there is nothing more painful than a bad burn. Please take care and let us know how you are doing.

dietcherry
dietcherry 2012-08-10 07:58:13 -0500 Report

Oops I just saw where you did go to the ER; glad its not any worse!

kaiya2465
kaiya2465 2012-08-10 08:09:29 -0500 Report

Thank you, I am also glad its not worse. didn't feel that my fingers were not on the pot holder, which is an odd thing for me…so oven mitts it is…lol

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-09 22:57:55 -0500 Report

I did that today only I felt it and ran cold water on it added an ice pack and ended up with a red mark. I put aloe on it and I am fine. You should always be careful around anything hot regardless if you are diabetic.

kaiya2465
kaiya2465 2012-08-09 19:44:58 -0500 Report

Am back from the ER, I have 2nd degree burns. Dr says now I have to watch what I do concerning heated things. :(

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-08-10 09:18:19 -0500 Report

Glad to hear you didn't do anything permanent and you're OK (sort of). I guess "make/buy pot holders" is on the to-do list for today ;)

kaiya2465
kaiya2465 2012-08-10 09:28:53 -0500 Report

Hi Nick, Thank you…I have pot holders, so oven mitts I think will be on the list. At least then I won't have to worry about my fingers moving off the holders & onto the pans… :)

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-08-10 09:48:03 -0500 Report

After years in the food industry, I developed caluses from handling hot stuff, so i went out and bought a pair of cheap leather palm construction gloves like these http://www.constructiongear.com/mens-leather-...
one size larger and lined them with cotton garden gloves as an insulator. You can actually wash them a few times, but at that price, you can just toss them and the stiff cuffs also protect your wrists.

herigoagain1
herigoagain1 2012-08-12 18:30:00 -0500 Report

Great idea. The mitts you buy today are made so cheap that they burn right thru. I like the idea of the lining for extra protection. Great idea and thanks for sharing it. God knows I need all the help I can get…LOL

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-08-12 18:41:49 -0500 Report

You learn to make do when you're working on a line cook's salary. I worked many breakfasts wearing gloves because co-workers would leave the frying pan handles over a flame. After a while I did pick up a good pair of the "heat/cut safe" gloves and just use the $3 construction gloves over them as a way to keep them clean.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-10 12:13:20 -0500 Report

I got one of those oven glove things free at some function I was at and tried it out. It was great and I bought a few more. Didn't work to well with the grill because my hand got kind of warm so I put a long sleeve oven mitt over it and it worked fine. I also use them to sit a hot pot on to see what would happen and nothing. I also use the regular oven mitts but I actually set one on fire on my hand while moving a hot pot on the stove. Forgot to turn the burner off before moving the pot. Thankfully I was filling a pot with water and stuck my hand in that and didn't get burned in the process. I have to try the construction gloves. Thanks for sharing that. Will have to try them with the grill since I am always grilling something.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-08-10 12:28:39 -0500 Report

Over the years I've tried a bunch. The "professional" ones that cost $15 and up were fine, but most you couldn't get wet so cleaning was a hasssle. I had the $30 Weber leather grill gloves, but again the got so filthy. I have a cheap pair of all leather ranch gloves ($8 at the hardware store) for the grill with an old pair of driving gloves underneath.

kaiya2465
kaiya2465 2012-08-10 09:56:23 -0500 Report

Nick: I will check into that we have a place here that sells construction stuff. Never thought about using those…Thank you for the idea.

Harlen
Harlen 2012-08-09 17:44:43 -0500 Report

If they are small blisters then its not much to fret over if they are big then you need to watch for feaver .
Keep on top of them and check for infection .
Please keep me posted on how your doing OK??
Best wishes
Harlen

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-08-09 17:38:40 -0500 Report

Sorry to read this Kaiya.

Even if you don't WANT to go to ER, I'd recommend going as us PWDs generally have "compromised" immune systems and an infection can start so very easily. Get it looked at ASAP!

My g/f "SuzyQ" got burned by her sweater sleeve catching on fire in March 2012. She had to have a skin graft and that graft got infected so had to have the graft partially redone. (when you get back from the ER you can read about it here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/14... )

We were to her burn specialst Dr recently and she said it would take another 12 to 18 months to completely heal. (and Suzy is NOT a PWD) A burn wound is really one of the nastiest wounds one may have. Please get it looked at ASAP!

James

lotsadogs
lotsadogs 2012-08-10 20:40:41 -0500 Report

Not to go off topic but…fabric softener will make things like sweaters catch fire and flash burn rather quickly. I know, I caught the sleeve of my sweater on fire and I went up like a dry Christmas tree. Glad the original poster is OK. Hope Suzy continues to improve Jay.

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