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Have had accident. [Mar. 27th, 2007|08:42 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Note to self. After cooking pasta, the correct destination for the boiling water is down the sink, and not down the cook.

Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-03-27 08:25 pm (UTC)
I have a scald. An angry red area, about the size of a playing card, a little above and to the right of my navel -- and a blister about an inch across, in the middle of the red area. I've fed it lots of cold water, but I think it stands an outside chance of scarring.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-03-27 08:35 pm (UTC)
I burn myself regularly (hands and fingers) in the kitchen because I'm quite clumsy. I'm well equipped with dressings.

It's getting fresh air at the moment (it's not deep and the skin is unbroken so it's not likely to get infected), and it'll get given a dressing as I go to bed.

I usually try to avoid putting anything except clean cold water onto burns.
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[User Picture]From: flick
2007-03-27 08:32 pm (UTC)
Is the blister bigger than an old 10p coin? If so, you need to see a doctor.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-03-27 08:38 pm (UTC)
Borderline. But I'm really very familiar with dealing with burns (see above), my command of physiology is excellent, and I have all the stuff to hand that I'd find in an NHS minor injuries unit (which is where I'd be going now, with a two-hour wait thrown in).
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[User Picture]From: flick
2007-03-27 08:40 pm (UTC)
|Fair enough, then. Keep an eye on it, hey?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-03-27 08:45 pm (UTC)
I have a small jar of eyes in my medicine cabinet for precisely this sort of occasion.
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[User Picture]From: flick
2007-03-27 08:31 pm (UTC)
Ouch! Are you ok...?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-03-27 08:39 pm (UTC)
Ouch, indeed. I'll be fine if I look after it.
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From: ex_the_major316
2007-03-27 08:55 pm (UTC)
It helps so I have learnt, to keep the affected area cool i.e. damp cold towel, for a few hours.

And the consumption of rice pudding out of the tin helps no end.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-03-27 09:13 pm (UTC)
I'm ahead of you with the cold and the damp, but the use of rice pudding is new to me. I can feel a clinical trial coming on.
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From: sqiuck
2007-03-27 09:50 pm (UTC)
Rice pudding cure all ills. At least it seems to for me (she says having lived off the stuff for two weeks)
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[User Picture]From: dawning_star
2007-03-27 10:21 pm (UTC)
Nothing beats learning that the hard way. I sympathize--gave myself third degree burns on my chest when I was nine years old after an ill-advised attempt at boiling water for tea.
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[User Picture]From: pinkdormouse
2007-03-28 08:17 pm (UTC)
Ouch!

Hope it's not too painful today.
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