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How to make a burn stop hurting?
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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!

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I always have an aloe vera plant for that very reason.
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I'm sorry, I know it really hurts. Have you tried ice water for a few minutes, off and on?
Sorry you don't have an aloe vera (sp?) plant. They work very well.
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Yeah, aloe vera, and I try to just keep a frozen package or one of those freezer things (like for lunch boxes) on the burn. Of course, that means you can't do things. Did you take a pain reliever?
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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.


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Old 01-09-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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Yes-aloe vera. Send somene to the drugstore. Get a product that has a high percentage of aloe vera. I hope you feel better soon.
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I tried aloe and its not doing a thing. I didn't think to actually take a pain reliever. I'll try some Motrin. Thanks!

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Do you have a package of frozen peas you can leave on it if you can't leave it in water?
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I've used white toothpaste and it does work. My mom read about it in a magazine. For some reason it can't be gel. Hope it helps.
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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My mom always used something called Campho-Phenique. She had the liquid kind but it also comes in a gell. It has something in it that works as an anesthetic so it helps burns feel better.
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Amazing! The toothpaste literally stopped the pain as soon as I put it on! I feel like a new person.

Thanks to all of you for your remedies!

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Old 01-09-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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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
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Aloe vera! Does it every time for me.
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Oops!! Sorry I didn't read the posts first.
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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!
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There you go again, not reading first!
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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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!

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