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burnt hand, help shawna* Due December 5 (girl); 1 child; Windsor, Ontario 569 posts
14th Nov '12

I just dropped an entire pot of boiling water on the top of my hand, the pain is almost unbearable right now, it feels like its on fire. What are you supposed to do for burns like that? water? ice? I have no idea, its killing me right now :(

♥~Xan~♥ 2 kids; Durant, Oklahoma 4786 posts
14th Nov '12

Ouch, that sucks :( Ive heard butter, dont know how true that is though. Hope it feels better soon.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22401 posts
14th Nov '12

is it starting to bubble? I would probably head to the doctor

Kali'sMommy♥ 1 child; California 13723 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting shawna*:" I just dropped an entire pot of boiling water on the top of my hand, the pain is almost unbearable right ... [snip!] ... like its on fire. What are you supposed to do for burns like that? water? ice? I have no idea, its killing me right now :("


Um, I find it odd that you burnt your hand with boiling water and your first instinct is to get on BG lol.. But is it blistered already? Go to the doctor?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting ♥~Xan~♥:" Ouch, that sucks :( Ive heard butter, dont know how true that is though. Hope it feels better soon."

Sorry no. Absolutely no butter, it holds the heat in.



Put it under cold, running water for as long as you can. If it's blistering, head to your Doctor.

BαtMαɳ Gotham, DC, United States 72111 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting shawna*:" I just dropped an entire pot of boiling water on the top of my hand, the pain is almost unbearable right ... [snip!] ... like its on fire. What are you supposed to do for burns like that? water? ice? I have no idea, its killing me right now :("


I would go to the dr right now.

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31068 posts
14th Nov '12

Run it under water or keep a cool wet cloth on it. it if starts to bubble call up your doctor.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22401 posts
14th Nov '12

OP i really wouldn't wait to long to go. My mother was canning a few years ago and splashed boiling water all over her chest. The doctor told her to go strait to the ER she was on medicated burn cream for weeks.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting Blythe.:" OP i really wouldn't wait to long to go. My mother was canning a few years ago and splashed boiling water ... [snip!] ... boiling water all over her chest. The doctor told her to go strait to the ER she was on medicated burn cream for weeks."

My Grandma somehow fell and spilled the whole fresh pot of coffee down her back, she ended up in the hospital for 3 days.

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31068 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting Kali'sMommy:" Um, I find it odd that you burnt your hand with boiling water and your first instinct is to get on BG lol.. But is it blistered already? Go to the doctor?"


Yeaaa, I would be freaking out right about now...calling my doctor haha. I wouldn't be like "Oh shit, let me hop on BG and see what they tell me to do." lmao.

Just Andria 4 kids; Houston, Texas 915 posts
14th Nov '12

Like the other ladies said, bowl of ice water. Do not use butter! If it starts to blister to much you should probably go in so you can get some silvadine (sp?) cream

shawna* Due December 5 (girl); 1 child; Windsor, Ontario 569 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting Kali'sMommy:" Um, I find it odd that you burnt your hand with boiling water and your first instinct is to get on BG lol.. But is it blistered already? Go to the doctor?"


I didnt come right to BG, Im home alone and have been trying to get ahold of family members but havent been able to reach one. I figured Id at least get a response quick enough here lol. thanks though everyone, I dont see blistering yet, Im going to try cold water now

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22401 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting shawna*:" I didnt come right to BG, Im home alone and have been trying to get ahold of family members but havent ... [snip!] ... least get a response quick enough here lol. thanks though everyone, I dont see blistering yet, Im going to try cold water now"


I would also keep a cold moist towel on it until you are able to go, can you tell if it burn the skin off?

Janessa * 1 child; Everett, Massachusetts 629 posts
14th Nov '12

when i burned the palm of my hand & fingers on the burner on my stove i kept frozen veggies on it literally ALL day, and ended up with frost bite..id go to the ER lol

seattlemama3 *NMD* Due December 16 (girl); 19 kids; Spokane, Washington 5427 posts
14th Nov '12

I dont think you are suppose to use ice water just cool water. Too cold is a shock