- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Cool water or soak for 10-15 minutes, cover with a gauze dressing. No ice! And don’t pop the blister.
If you have an aloe plant, you can cut off a leaf and split it, then tape the gel part to your burn.
The Mayo Clinic advice is good. I am an ER Nurse and actually just dressed a large burn today. The only thing I don’t agree with is not putting ointment on the burn, we usually put Flamazine on burns. However we use sterile technique- something you aren’t privy to at home!
Make sure you keep the burn clean, it is an open wound!! Keep an eye out for signs of infection in the next few days, burned skin is extremely susceptible to infection.
You’re probably doing this now, but submerge your wrist in cold water…FAST. Cold water will slow further burn damage to your skin. Keep it in cold water for about 10-15-20 mins. Whatever you do, don’t use ice. Keep the burn clean.
If it’s really painful after you’ve submerged it, you can take some ibuprofen like Advil. If there’s blisters or bubbles (2nd degree burn), don’t try to pick at it or pop it. You can also use aloe vera. You can get it at the store, if you can, it comes in a bottle and just follow the directions on the label. Hope this helps! I’m a nurse. Feel better!
ETA: MayoClinic link mentioned by PP is good.
I wanted to thank all you girls for the fast response, one little part is still numb and all the blisters are big open wounds now, I’m trying to keep it clean, wear a bandage etc but it’s a pain in the butt! the wrist is def not a fun place to get burned!:(
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