Patient Comments: Burns (First Aid) - Experience

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Comment from: tendertummy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 01

I have a second degree scald burn on my stomach that is one week and three days old. I've now gone through the blistering stages and the skin has sloughed off.

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Comment from: CheshireCat, Female (Patient) Published: May 12

I went to rekindle a campfire at night since it was going out and getting dark, so as you can tell, it was pretty hard to see. I tripped over the grate while turning to put something in to restart it and fell in. Almost got my face or hair. Instead I ended up shoving my hands in the still-burning coals. My friend grabbed me and pulled me out as I was trying to get up and everyone nearby pounced on the coolers. My hands were literally melting the ice. Apparently cold water is bad for burns, but later on at the hospital I had to be given some serious amounts of morphine because they took the bowl of cold water my hand had been in. Burns without someway to cool off = deep, deeeeeep pain. Cold water really helped me, so I don't know about y'all. Anyway, sustained serious burns on my right hand and wrist and, somehow, only a tiny first degree on my left palm. Silvodene Silvodene Silvodene for those bad burns!! (Unless you're allergic to sulfa...)

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Comment from: Adminhr, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 23

Four weeks ago, I burned the bottom of my forearm, half way between my wrist and elbow. The next day I had a half dollar size blister, which I left alone as far as possible. It popped several days later. The whole burn gradually healed, except for the half dollar size blistered area. It itches and I try to gently rub the skin around the actual wound. However, it still oozes a but at that location. The skin is also bumpy on that location. I'm wondering if I have a deep skin infection or is it still just the healing process!

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Comment from: Jack, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 14

Put wood in fire stove and burn my hand. Outward skin not damaged but three months later I can still feel a burning sensation from the tips of my fingers to the back of my hand.

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Comment from: babygirl, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 28

I burned my shin on the exhaust pipe of a motorcycle. It is about the size of a soft ball maybe a bit bigger. It is "weeping" and I cannot put hardly any pressure on my foot and leg to walk. It is blistering up but some of the skin has just separated off. It is weird on top of painful.

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Comment from: Patricia, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I burned my hand on our wood burning stove. The burn is located between my wrist and thumb. It's not a large area, probably a square inch in size. After reading about burns, I'm quite sure I have mostly a 2nd degree burn and one very small area is a 3rd degree burn. I am keeping Neosporin on it, but I'm not sure if I should be covering it with a band aid. I am covering it because it's still quite sore and any clothing touching it is bothersome.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 01

Your remedies for burned fingers did help. I'm just thankful I found this page. I have a bad steam burn from the microwave. Thanks for the tips. I'd also like to say this helped my anxiety level also. it was really interesting learning about how bad my burn was by reading burns on certain body parts and learning what 1st, 2nd, etc. burns were. Thank you!

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Comment from: Jills, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 27

I was burned by a firework on the bottom of my foot and on the side of my leg. I have not seen a doctor yet I am getting worried about my leg. It was black when it first got burned and has not healed much. Now it is white with a red raised border around it.

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