|Have had accident.
||[Mar. 27th, 2007|08:42 pm]
not down the cook.Note to self. After cooking pasta, the correct destination for the boiling water is down the sink, and |
Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch
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.
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.
Is the blister bigger than an old 10p coin? If so, you need to see a doctor.
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).
|Fair enough, then. Keep an eye on it, hey?
I have a small jar of eyes in my medicine cabinet for precisely this sort of occasion.
Ouch, indeed. I'll be fine if I look after it.
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.
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.
Rice pudding cure all ills. At least it seems to for me (she says having lived off the stuff for two weeks)
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.
Hope it's not too painful today.