As long as it isn't broken or blistered she doesn't need to see a doctor about it . It would be good to get it into cool water for a few minutes to take the heat out. Then just keep an eye on it - it doesn't need a bandage or anything, unless it gets more tender. If you do end up putting anything over it, make it something dry and not fluffy - an old hankie or pillowcase, and no cream or anything like that.
Thanks. It is cooling down and looking a bit better. I gave her paracetamol in case it gets sore.
I haven't put any cream or anything on it.
I feel like crying.
How could she stand there and not feel it burning?
I am starting to wonder if she has a problem with feeling temperature as she literally never feels the cold. Our house is freezing DD2 and I are in fleeces etc but dd1 can happily skip around in a t-shirt.
When I was growing up in the 70s/80s we didn't have central heating, just a gas fire in the living room. My sister and I used to sit SO close to it in Winter and get vivid red down one side, I mean literally crimson on our faces and legs and hands etc on the side closest to the fire. I've actually got a few broken blood-vessels/thread veins on one side of my face that I think were helped by all this! It didn't hurt, and didn't do us any harm...it was the only way to get warm as it seemed like anything beyond a foot from the fire was freezing!! I'm sure she's totally fine.
As long as it has not blistered or broken then it does not need any medical intervention.
Do NOT put any creams on it. Overnight you could wrap it with clingfilm with a little vaseline over the burn. (we use paranet dressing for minor burns in a+e which is a vaseline coated gauze) Leave it for about 10-12 hours and then leave it open.
She might start to say it feels itchy or painful later but it won't hurt to keep her dosed up on calpol for a couple of days.