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Old 03-22-12, 09:43 AM   #26
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Ice Water FTW.

when I was 12 I spilled f'ing hot bacon grease over my right hand. I had a blister on my hand that was 2 inches deep. My Dad put ointment on it and eventually took me to the doctor and I remember the nurse putting my hand in a pail of ice water, instant relief. She then scolded me Dad for putting ointment on it.
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Bag Balm.



My in-laws swear by this stuff. It works. It used to be packaged under another name for human use (my grandmother had something she called Carbolic Salve which I think was the same stuff), but I think it fell out of fashion. Still works though.



Oh, and HTFU (can't believe no one else offered this bit of advice)
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Old 03-22-12, 10:35 AM   #28
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Oh, and HTFU (can't believe no one else offered this bit of advice)
so, riding with gloves of any kind were too sissy, huh?

all kidding aside, no one likes to make fun of pgoat more than pgoat, but one area where I must admit i excel is pain tolerance. Lest ye think I am boasting, I am not - it's a bad/stupid thing sometimes. If pain is your body's way of saying "seek medical attention" and you just sit there ... That's why I am also a hypochondriac of sorts - I am not afraid of pain as much as I am of the consequences of ignoring or taking pain (as Tom Berenger might say). If someone tells me 'you'll be fine, this will just hurt like hell for a while,' i'm fine with that. It's the "you won't feel a thing but when you come to, your _____ will no longer function" that I fear. Especially if it was my own stupidity that made it happen, when prompt professional attention would have taken care of it.
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I was gonna say if it still hurts, crush up 2-3 aspirin or tylenol, mix in about a tablespoon of water or enough to make a thick paste and slather it over your burned fingers and then cover with a band aid. The aspirin will absorb through your skin. Also aloe and plain oatmeal are great topical skin pain relievers.

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thanks guys, I really appreciate everyone's help and support.
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thanks guys, foo love is helping me through this. I went ahead and got an appt. with my primary phys this afternoon just to be safe.

also made a zombie appt. to get my jetski re-sinewed. they had a spring special, only $24.
I had a 120hp Yamaha here on Lake Erie,although fun,that thing would go through gas/oil like piss through a screen door.

Go out on the jet ski today and your hand will stop throbbing.
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open the door first!
or just do like the rest of us, even the liars that say they don't and pee in the shower.
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open the door first!
or just do like the rest of us, even the liars that say they don't and pee in the shower.
The screen door just an analogy.
Usually find a waist high window on the leeward side of the house.
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Usually find a waist high window on the peeward side of the house.
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just came back from the Dr. he said yes, they;re second degree burns, should take a month or so to heal, with proper care all should go well, hopefully with no scarring. From this point it's just keep 'em clean and covered during the day and then I have a scrip for an antibacterial ointment in case the blisters break open.

Now I just need to decide whether to do a 70 mile ride I had planned for sat....and a jam session a week from Sunday. not bloody likely on the latter. But I'm gonna try to ride.
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just changed the bandages (four - turns out the ring finger had a tiny burn also, more of a 1st degree...only the pinky escaped unscathed). Looks much better today. The thumb is def. the worst off.

Thanks again everyone for your replies. Stuff like this stresses me out.
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just came back from the Dr. he said yes, they;re second degree burns, should take a month or so to heal, with proper care all should go well, hopefully with no scarring. From this point it's just keep 'em clean and covered during the day and then I have a scrip for an antibacterial ointment in case the blisters break open.

Now I just need to decide whether to do a 70 mile ride I had planned for sat....and a jam session a week from Sunday. not bloody likely on the latter. But I'm gonna try to ride.
There goes the excuse for [another] tattoo. Bummer.
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sorry to disappoint...if it does scar, I'll consider inking on cold mustard and relish along my fingers.
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Mmmmm....fingers.....
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Ice water and pain killers, then wrap them lightly, your body will do the rest. What ever you do DO NOT pop the blisters! That will open your burns up to a host of little nastys you do not want festering under your skin! If they do pop open keep them as clean as you can and get antibios ASAP!
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I've had a couple of pretty bad burns. Dr. always gives me silvadene cream to use. Takes the pain away and keeps nasty germs out.

ETA: Plus the cream lasts a long time, so I use it for all minor burns that I get from cooking, too.
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Thanks guys. I have a Rx for Bactroban, not the Silvadene for some reason (the doctor did mention Silvadene when he saw me; I am guessing he felt my burns weren't that bad). So Far the blisters are intact, hopefully it will stay that way for a while as it heals. There are five distinct blisters; one looks a LOT better already and another is very small and healing fast. A third is moderate and the other two are pretty big and puffy...I think those will be the ones at most risk for infection.

I went on my ride today but the doctor gave me a tetanus shot on Thursday and I was a bit out of it yesterday and barely ate anything all day....plus haven't had a good sleep in three nights so I was totally out of it once I got on the bike this morning. I felt ok when I got up, so I suited up and rolled out he door but by the time I met my buddy halfway to the start I knew it wasn't my day...got through about a quarter of the ride, said f-this and turned around. A woman gave me a granola bar before I peeled off and I forced it down at a light halfway home (why is it when you need to eat the most you feel like puking?). I just made it back home as I started bonking. Yikes - all this b/c I am a butthead and tried to cook my own dinner.
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He may be reserving the Silvadene for if the bactraban doesn't work. Silvadene is still effective because it hasn't been overused, breeding strains of bacteria that are resistant too Silver Sulfadiazine cream.
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That makes sense Tom, good to know. Hopefully I won't get to that point...so far, so good...
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thumb blister is all peely and stuff, but not too raw underneath, and no pain - thank goodness. I am still riding and even managed to play a few songs at that jam last Sunday. A bit awkward with the thumb bandaid but I was able to remove the others and other than being really rusty my suckiness was limited.
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