Was making marshmallows and spilled 240 degree sugar syrup on my hand (pinky finger) and arm - since it didn't really hurt my arm, I attended to my finger first and ignored the splatter. Ran cold water on my pinky and then peeled the syrup off my arm. Burned the skin off - looks like a popped blister. Meanwhile, my pinky is developing what looks to be a bad blister.
What can I do to stop the pain and help it heal faster? Got my hands wrapped around a cold beer (I keep one stashed for such emergencies - I don't drink beer)....but it still hurts.
Go to an Urgent Care Center NOW!! You need an antibiotic to protect you from infection and Silvadene Cream for the burn. The physician will probably also prescribe a narcotic for the pain.
I'm sooo sorry for you. I know it really does hurt a lot! But, DO NOT delay getting care for this burn!
Beth in KY
Hope yeh feel better.
Yes go get some burn cream. When my son was little someone stuck his hand to a red hot burner and the burn cream worked wonders. He had 3rd degree burns on his hand and luckily it did not scar but I know the pain was unbearable.
Hope you fell better. Keep cool wet rags on it in the mean time, you need to keep some moisture in there.
I used to work as a cook, making several hundred meals a day. Needless to say, I got burned a lot. I tried everything, but didn't find any thing that worked that well. I purchased some Mellalueca T-36 oil and it does the trick!! stops the pain. It is sold by distributors, so I just replaced by bottle by bidding on some on E-Bay! My husband even tried it and couldn't say enough about it-it is the best!
Oh, I am so sorry that happened to you. Every student in my sugar class, including me, had at least one blister from hot sugar. I know how that hurts and it takes a day or two for that throbbing burning sensation to go away. Take care of yourself and be careful not to bump or bang you hand against anything.
Okay, update - not going to the ER (can't afford a large bill right now lol - my insurance only pays a portion) but I sent DH to the store to pick up some medical tape as the one burn was too large for a normal bandaid pad...he came home with these - http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=87892&catid=44621&aid=335972&aparam=doctors_choice_burns_sc
Awesome - the throbbing in my pinky is slowly subsiding. Can I just say that they're awesome???
I cannot count how many burns that I have had. I never put any cream on them not even Silvadene. The burn is still basically "cooking" So applying cream just helps to keep the warm in (in my oipinion)
I have had sheet pan burns and sugar burns. neither is real fun and they will ache for quite sometime. I have never had any infection from any of my burns and they have burned the skin right off. I once picked up a hot Fajita skillet and my skin turned white.
As for a blister I pop them. I poke it many time with a pin so that all the moisture is out. It dries faster and heals within a week. That way there is no chance that it can get caught on something!
PS I never cover it because it can sweat under the bandage. The longer a blister burn stays wet the longer it will take to heal.
A great thing for burns is Aloe Vera. The plant or the extract stuff is good. I like the plant better. I found out about it when I burned myself with a spot welder in school. The teacher had a plant in the room just for burns. It's great stuff. Heard its delicious cooked too..haha.
I second the notion on aloe. I have a plant that I keep just for burns. A great thing to do would be to slice a limb off the plant and stick in the freezer. WHen it get good and cold, have DH fillet it and use it in pieces like bandaids on the burns.
You might be able to get the silvadene cream by just calling your doctor and telling him what happened. Hopefully you feel better soon.
Just a funny burn story for ya (yes, there is such a thing way after the fact).. My mom, years ago, was trying to take the thanksgiving turkey out of the wall oven in one of those aluminium trays early in the morning in her nightie. I woke to the sound of her screaming and when I got to the kitchen (maybe 15 feet from my bedroom), she was standing at the sink naked and the turkey on the floor. The tray had buckled on her and sent hot juice and grease down her nightie and the turkey bounced off her arm. Thankfully the flannel nightie she had on protected most of her. She got one heck of a blister on her arm from the turkey. The only thing we had at the time big enough to cover it was (get ready)... a sanitary pad.