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Ouch, burnt my arm

(9 Posts)
jofeb04 Mon 16-Jul-07 16:49:39

with my stupid hair staightners!!

Really painful, after 25minutes under cold water.

Anything else I should do?


beansprout Mon 16-Jul-07 16:50:08

Put some lavender oil on it.

Whizzz Mon 16-Jul-07 16:52:01

keep it under the cold water as long as poss

here if bigger than a stamp, seek medical attention

Whizzz Mon 16-Jul-07 16:52:51

Sorry but wouldnt recommend putting lavender oil on until well on the way to healing

harleyd Mon 16-Jul-07 16:54:42

i wouldnt put anything on it, keeps the heat in surely? i burnt my neck with the straightners a few weeks ago, took days before it stopped hurting

jofeb04 Mon 16-Jul-07 16:59:14

Not using Lavander until the burning stops. (sorry beansprout). Going to try more water, see how it goes!! Looks like it is blistering

CoteDAzur Mon 16-Jul-07 17:16:41

Hope you feel better now. If you have a small kid, the white nappy cream that smells funny is an excellent burn cream. It has fish oil and zinc in it.

AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 16-Jul-07 17:55:50

I would seek medical attention for this burn - you do not know how deep it is.

Do not put any cream on it either - that rule applies to all burns.

ellasmum1 Mon 16-Jul-07 18:09:10

I burnt my arm badly on my steel kettle a few months back. It was agony all day, kept in ice cold water nearly an entire day. Once blistered I used the see through burn plasters, you can get these at the chemsist, to keep it clean and dry. I was told don't put anything on it at first, but once it was healing and very dry and skin cracking nurse told me to put vaseline on it. I preferred to put germolene on it, worked ok.
It has now healed great, took a few weeks.

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