As I type up this update months later, if I have one piece of advice it would be do NOT pop your blister, I have had burn scars from years ago and they are still visible, but leaving the chemicals in the blister to heal the skin caused it to have almost no scarring. I will post a picture at the bottom to show off my back to normal hand.
|Day1, only the 1st blister has formed.|
How the first aid book said to treat the burn:
- Place the burn under cool (not cold) water for 10 to 20 minutes. The water actually stopped the pain completely in my case, but after I took it out from under the water it would begin to hurt again.
- It then said after cooling the skin to cover it loosely with a dry, sterile non-stick guaze. Since I did not have any gauze I remembered I had some lidocaine gel for a sunburn I had the summer before. I read the instructions and applied that to the area. This only temporarily helped ease the pain, so I placed it under water again.
- I then added aloe vera gel and that helped as long as it was cool.
- Since I was heading to bed soon, and the pain had not stopped yet, I dropped by the pharmacy where I was given the lidocaine spray which I was told only helped numb the pain. I sprayed a light layer of this on and after about 10 minutes the pain was gone.
|2 weeks after the burn. Blisters have dried up and beginning to peel. This picture makes it look worse than it is. Vitamin E & aloe vera really helping with the healing.|
|4 weeks after the burn. The scabs have all fallen off, and all I was left with was a fully healed pink layer of skin that is leaving minimal scars due to not popping the blister and all the vitamin E it is getting.|
|My hand a couple months after|
Incase you are wondering, I never made the churros!