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dh just burnt his arm on my GHD's what should we do??
keep the cold water or wrap frozen peas in a cloth amd keep on burn. It is not just the superficial damage it is the underlying tissues that you need to prevent from further damage. cling film helps water loss and dirt from getting in. My DS2 got 23% burns when he fell in my bath so we have had plenty of experience with ist,2nd,and 3rd degree burns
Sorry for leaving you all wondering. The flappy skin came off. yuk! We went to the chemist and asked them what they thought. The lady said to put savlon or germolene on it and if he wants to put a dressing on then a burns on. She showed us one to buy.
But she said the best thing is to leave it to the air. which is what dh is doing. He took some pain relief.
um sorry but I don't think it should be left in the air. If the skin is broken it should be covered. and burns often get infected. It is a myth that wounds need to 'dry out'. healing needs moistness. I'd pop off to minor injuries and get a proper dressing on it.
Apparently potato skin is good for burns ( Why do I have this piece of information in my brain?) Peel a potato and put the skin wet side down on the burn. I assume you hold it in place with a bandage or traditional dressing. doesn't stick, keeps it moist and the burnt skin regenerates faster.