By burnt - Australia - Middle Swan
Today, while cooking, I managed to burn my finger. I quickly turned the tap on and ran my finger under cold water, but apparently someone had just used the hot tap, because boiling water flooded out onto my nicely scalded finger. FML
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  cookeemonster  |  7

Bet it turned a lovely, burning shade of pinky red. Just make sure to hunt down the person who used the tap before you and make them stare at it. Might creep them out, but they'll get the message.

  Marcella1016  |  31

9 - Get what message? Not to use hot water?

Also, sorry to hear about your finger, OP. hope it wasn't too bad. Technically with a serious burn you're NOT supposed to run it under cold water. I believe that can be seriously damaging to the area where the burned part meets the healthy part. I could be wrong, though. Is there a Doc(Bastard) in the house who can confirm this?

  jesustitts  |  20

47- you're right. It's okay to use warm water but anything cold can damage the skin. Too much temp change. I'm not a doctor just a very experienced burn patient. (I only had serious burns when I was two, but I've burned myself countless times since then) and I also took a health and safety class where we focused on injuries such as burns, scrapes, punctures, etc. So I can confirm that you should always either use warm water or not be a pussy and let the burn pain go away. I've learned that's the easiest least painful idea. :)

  jesustitts  |  20

Maybe not boiling... There would be some serious issues there, but you can turn up the pilot light on the water heater high enough that it will make the hot water HOT. As in you stick your hand under it and your skin starts to hurt after two seconds of it. Or if you're crazy enough you can make it way hotter then that.