How to treat a bad burn?

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  1. bloodymary

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    I burnt my left hand cleaning the flat top grill today. It kills if it touches air. I have it in a bowl of ice water. How do you deal with burns? I'm not going to the doctor. I'm not a little bitch.

    *Edited for spelling. I'm typing one handed.
     
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  2. kuan

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    What?

    Go, nobody is going to fault you.

    Next time you die, don't go to the morgue OK?
     
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  3. bloodymary

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    LMAO /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smoking.gif
     
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    I will avoid the morgue, if that is possible. 
     
  5. mike9

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    If you want to be a tough guy (depending on the size of the area) a mix of Benadryl analgesic, Bacitracin, brown paper and electrical tape.  That is good up to 2nd degree - after that you need medical attention.  If it's a spot then Benadryl, Bacitracin and 3M Nexcare bandaids - they are the shizzle and water proof too. 
     
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  6. bloodymary

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    It wasn't half as bad as I thought it might be. Thanks for the tip. I'll go out and buy some of that medicine for next time, just in case.
     
  7. chefbuba

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    If you are injured at work, you are covered by the employer. You can go to any doctor or ER, they will bill workers comp.
     
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    Spot on.

    The standard treatment for a burn that blisters is a nice blob of Silvadene which last time I looked was written Rx only.

    Most docs will write for way more than you need and if this should be the case find a tiny container and carry some in your roll.

    The rest is for your home fridge as it lasts pretty much forever.

    mimi
     
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  9. bloodymary

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    You are absolutely right, but I work two jobs. I don't have time to go sit in the ER for several hours when I need to be on the line. I would have to be able to treat it myself and go back to work. The places I work at are small mom & pop operations. They don't have the staff to cover my shifts and this is a huge responsibility for me.

    It is a dry blister and doesn't hurt anymore. It's already healing up.
     
  10. flipflopgirl

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    This is great to have around for sunburns also.

    I mix up a cup or so and stash in the back of the fridge for those too lazy to use sunscreen.

    mimi