I grabbed the oven rack by mistake this morning and have a big burn on my thumb, which appears to be second degree because its blistered. I have been holding it in a cup of water for three hours, but I am still in major pain whenever I take it out. Anyone have any other remedies? I am desperate here because not only does it hurt, but I can't do anything because I cannot keep it out of the water for more than about 5 seconds!
I did that once before and found peach wine to be pretty effective in calming my nerves and helping the pain subside. And this is from someone who doesn't drink. Otherwise, you may want to go to an emergency clinic so that you can get a prescription for the pain and something to treat the burn with. I was allergic to the cream they gave me and could only bandage it with Neosporin, but it did get better with time.
I'm sorry you are in pain. When I've done this the only thing that helped is having ice on it constantly. Wrap it with a pack of frozen veggies if you have to. Also take a pain reliever every few hours or as directed. Feel better.
Ouch! I hate to say this, but I think you have to keep it out of the water for about 20 minutes. I think this allows your skin to completely form a blister and then the pain goes away. Not scientific - just my own experience.
when I burned my fingers I rubbed them down with Calendula Ointment, that I got at a natural food store, and covered them with a light gauze dressing. I think the combination of the ointment and the rubbing caused the blisters to go away with in a few days.
This is the brand that I used http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ima...=3760901&s=hpc
I thought it was crazy at first but egg whites. My DH works asphalt and one of the guys he works with swears by it. I tried it and it works! Just break an egg and use only the white. Keep your thumb in it for 10-15 minutes. I repeated awhile later. TRY IT!
You guys crack me up! Thankfully that toothpaste really did the trick. I had to rub it on a few more times since then because the pain would keep coming back after about 15 minutes, but eventually I didn't need it anymore. Its totally instant relief when you rub it on!