#2
put some aloe on it
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#3
...does this count as a medical question?

edit: nvm, not the pit.
maybe talk to a doctor
#4
Does it hurt like hell?

If so, that's a good thing.

NEVER put ice on a burn. Cold water. Ice makes it worse.

Stop the ice, run it under cold water.


EDIT: (I know this because I work in Fish and Chips, and have suffered about 30-40 burns all 1st-2nd degree, and one major 3rd degree on my right hand when hot oil was poured on it. Believe me, I know what should and shouldn't be done on a burn. Placing Ice causes frostburn where you've burned, actually worsening the situation. Cold water helps to remove the sting, but will cause no extra damage and actually help the plasma build up to form the blister).
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#5
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NEVER put ice on a burn. Cold water. Ice makes it worse.
yes.

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Placing Ice causes frostburn where you've burned, actually worsening the situation.
yes.


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Stop the ice, run it under cold water.
running water is fine to start with, but impractical for more than a minute or two.

a bowl with cold water should work better. really cold water or you can throw in a few ice cubes if you want. just don't hold the ice against your fingers.

gradually the water will warm up. and it makes it easy to wean yourself off the cold water without too much pain returning.
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#6
did the same thing last time. way bending over to look at something, iron in right hand, pushed it right into my left hand and it burned a hole


i dont think i should even try to explain how painful it was
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#7
if it isnt even second degree, tho, dont worry, it wont kill you....

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#8
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did the same thing last time. way bending over to look at something, iron in right hand, pushed it right into my left hand and it burned a hole


i dont think i should even try to explain how painful it was


jesus christ! that makes what happened to me seem like nothing

at first it wasnt too bad because the ice numbed the pain out (i took it off once i saw what you guys said though), and now it's like my fingers are ****ing on fire
#9
I burned myself at Wendy's yesterday on a fry basket fresh outta the oil.

Still hurts when i touch it.
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#10
My cousin burned his entire right leg, 3rd degree burns. Pretty bad. He couldn't take a hot shower for like a month.

Anweyz, yeah, cold water. I would keep it in cold water for a while. After you sleep a night with it though, it'll usually feel a lot better.
#11
do not pop the blister when it forms.

other than that put some anti-bacterial ointment on it, like neosporin. keep it bandaged and clean. be more careful in the future. and welcome to the club.

i'm sure everyone on here who wields a soldering iron has burned themselves on multiple occasions. it's part of the hobby. i wasnt paying attention one night last week and stupidly put my soldering iron down on my desk instead of the soldering iron holder. got sidetracked with a phone call and next thing i new part of my desk my charred up. a soldering iron, like any other tool, needs to be used safely.
#12
I have nowhere to set my soldering gun when I'm not using it, really. So I stick to partway in the drawer of my nightstand and close it so the metal part is sticking out. While it was still on, I hit it with my elbow. My skin disintegrated instantly with a nice "ssssssss" sound. I was like "wooooah ". I might have a picture of it.
#13
I've burned myself hundreds of times. When the blister forms, I usually poke a small hole in it after 2 or 3 days to drain it. This way, it heals faster (for me at least).

If you do that, DO NOT remove the excess skin. It protects the tender skin under it from outside stuffs. Just bandage it with some antibiotic ointment.
#14
I've had 300+ degree oil get on me, and i couldn't completely wash i off, because the whole water oil thing, so i had to wait for it to finish burning my skin. Fun times, got a scar the size of a quarter.
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#16
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I've burned myself hundreds of times. When the blister forms, I usually poke a small hole in it after 2 or 3 days to drain it. This way, it heals faster (for me at least).

If you do that, DO NOT remove the excess skin. It protects the tender skin under it from outside stuffs. Just bandage it with some antibiotic ointment.


i find a little drop of krazy glue a few days later keeps the skin flap from peeling off. (EDIT: on top of the flap just to stiffen it DO NOT GLUE THE SKIN FLAP TO THE WOUND OR ANYTHING UNDER YOUR SKIN) then again i've also given myself stitches using krazy glue so perhaps i'm not the best person to dole out medical advice.
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#17
I've done the stitches thing too. I cut my fingert wide open while sharpening a sword and I cleaned it out and put super glue in it to hold it closed. Made a pretty good scar.
#19
Quote by Invader Jim
I've burned myself hundreds of times. When the blister forms, I usually poke a small hole in it after 2 or 3 days to drain it. This way, it heals faster (for me at least).

If you do that, DO NOT remove the excess skin. It protects the tender skin under it from outside stuffs. Just bandage it with some antibiotic ointment.


ive had alot of first aid training and stuff and with any blister youre supposed to use a needle (hold a lit match to it for a few secs to sanitize it) and get all of the gross stuff out

but definatly DO NOT remove the excess skin. just as you said


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My skin disintegrated instantly with a nice "ssssssss" sound. I was like "wooooah ".


that noise haunts me....
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#20
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that noise haunts me....

It wasn't that bad.

Just "sssss" and the whole top layer of skin was gone. It's almost healed now.
#21
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i just had a pretty epic fail with my soldering iron, burnt 2 fingers on my left hand pretty bad, it looks like a bad first degree, borderline second degree burn.

i'm already icing it, is there anything else i should do?


Pay someone that knows how to handle a hot iron to finish your project.
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#22
I had 400 degree canola oil from a popcorn kettle fall on my right hand.

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#23
Ooh, it's turned into that scene from Lethal Weapon where they are comparing scars :P

My turn haha. My dad was welding something and his friend went to flip the chassis over and my dad accidentally grabbed some white hot metal. We would've burnt the crap out of his hand, but there was a bowl of axl grease right next to him...probably saved the functionality of his hand.
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#24
In order to get my somewhat un-proffesional advice... I will need pics!
Put alchohol on it, that is a cheap anti-biotic and everyone has it.
Lots of Advil, enough so you don't pass out, but just enough to be high for an hour or so.
Try Polysporin too?
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#25
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Lots of Advil, enough so you don't pass out, but just enough to be high for an hour or so.


wtf? advil doesnt work like that. it doesnt even work remotely like that.

high off advil? lmmfao!
#27
I did the same a couple weeks back; was soldering away and needed to move my solder stand and for some reason it never entered my head that the spring would of course be hot too.
Had two bands of burnt skin on my left hand thumb and index since.

I was just tryna do three separate things with two hands.. not clever; I won't make the same mistake again.

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#28
Had a similar thing on my index finger of my right hand. Got pushed right into a hot soldering iron.
I was like "ah ****" for a while holding it tight when I realised I should run it under cold water, by then it was a bit redundant though.
Hurt to pick for a week or so.

The blister really annoyed too as I just wanted to rip the bastard off.
No mark anymore though.
#29
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ive had alot of first aid training and stuff and with any blister youre supposed to use a needle (hold a lit match to it for a few secs to sanitize it) and get all of the gross stuff out

but definatly DO NOT remove the excess skin. just as you said

Yeah, I just dip said needle in isopropyl alcohol, though.
#30
Pain's good, because it shows that the nerve endings haven't been destroyed. Prolonged contact with the ice would have the same effect as burning and destroy the nerve endings, which you don't want.

If you get a burn, run it under water until the sensation stops, then apply some antiseptic cream/lotion/ointment (whichever preparation you prefer) to the burn and cover with either a sterile dressing and bandage, or a sterile plaster (bandaid in the US?). With a quick burn like that, your tissue shouldn't retain much heat, so there's not much risk of continued damage. The cold water is purely to counteract the burning sensation, and to reduce swelling as part of the inflammatory response. The key point is to keep it clean - it'll probably weep a little for the first few days, but it should scab over nicely and heal. If you see any puss or it becomes encrusted and yellow, it's time to either scrub the **** out of it, or apply a toss-load more antiseptic cream.
#31
got a hell of a steam burn one time, most of my right hand started to peel off
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#32
yaeh i get burned ocassionaly taking a pizza out o the oven and they all hurt like ****
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#33
I slightly burn myself with my soldering iron all the time, but it's never long enough to hurt. It just leaves little burn spots all over my hands and arms.
#34
i have about 6 scars from soldering, the worst instance was when i wasnt payying attention to the iron i picked it up by the tip not the handle, te way i noticed was the smell as i didnt feel anything untill i realise **** was that painfull!!!

i had no use of those fingers for a fornight had to go to the doctors to get it seen too, scince then i bought a new stand where only the handle of the soldering irons showing and learnt to pay attention, the stand where it just props up the end of the iron are deadly
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#35
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i have about 6 scars from soldering, the worst instance was when i wasnt payying attention to the iron i picked it up by the tip not the handle, te way i noticed was the smell as i didnt feel anything untill i realise **** was that painfull!!!

i had no use of those fingers for a fornight had to go to the doctors to get it seen too scince then i bought a new stand where only the handle of the soldering irons showing and learnt to pay attention, the stand where it just props up the end of the iron are deadly