By burnt - 13/08/2012 04:43 - Australia - Middle Swan
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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?
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. :)
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.
You must be A) boiling mad B) hot under the collar C) steamed D) burning with anger Please choose one.
That happens in my house all the time. No big deal. By the way, cold butter or margarine is one of the best things you can put on on a burn.