He wanted to toss a pancake. Had done so earlier on with no problems and is pretty handy around the kitchen usually, but this time, for reasons best known to himself, he slid one hand right up the handle and managed to burn his finger on the body of the pan where it joins the handle.
Put the pan down and run under cold water immediately for just over 10 mins. He ate another 2 pancakes with it wrapped ib wet tissue then ran it under the tap again. It's v small I guess but white and raised.
Dh thinks it'll be ok now but I'm not sure if he needs to see a medic?
I dont know about potato but honey is not an old wives tale. I was advised by a&e doctor to put hobey on dd1 burnt hand (once it started healing NOT straight away obviously). Honey isa nstural antiseptic.
Nowhere near as big as a 50p, if anything slightly smaller than a 5p.. I'm still pfb even though he's 10
Dh has dressed it (fil spent years in St Johns/as a paramedic so Dh well versed in first aid!) and ds says it feels ok. He's had some paracetamol though not long after he first did it because he said then that it hurt a lot (vaguely recall from my first aid training that that's a good sign?).
Thanks all for the assurances. Will keep an eye and take him to the chemist tomorrow if it worsens.
I think you're fine keeping an eye on it at home. I organise first aid courses for the NCT and the paramedic running them said burns bigger than the palm of the patient's hand should always be seen by a GP/A&E.