How to treat a bad burn?

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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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What?

Go, nobody is going to fault you.

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

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