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to not see a GP about this

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therealimposter · 13/10/2018 16:11

I don't want to waste their time.
I made consomme a week ago and splashed some on to my t-shirt when serving it, it was boiling and went straight through onto my arm and left a large inch long red patch. Yesterday it blistered and now the blisters have burst, they have a film of greyish skin over them.
I haven't bothered to go to the GP as I don't want to waste their time and doubt they can do anything.

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MustBeDueSomeBetterFeet · 13/10/2018 16:13

Ring 111?

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PurpleDaisies · 13/10/2018 16:13

It sounds like it’s just healing now. Have you got pain/redness/hotness around it?

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therealimposter · 13/10/2018 16:16

It's red but not not and it doesn't hurt. I haven't bothered with 111 as they just seem to say go to A&E and it doesn't warrant that.

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therealimposter · 13/10/2018 16:17

^ not hot

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Heatherjayne1972 · 13/10/2018 16:17

Maybe get a chemist to have a look

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Heatherjayne1972 · 13/10/2018 16:17

Pharmacist I mean

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HollowTalk · 13/10/2018 16:21

I would speak to a pharmacist and ask for advice.

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PurpleDaisies · 13/10/2018 16:21

I haven't bothered with 111 as they just seem to say go to A&E and it doesn't warrant that.

They don’t always say that. Hmm

A pharmacist would be a good person to see. It’s hard to say exactly what you need to do without seeing it.

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Desmondia · 13/10/2018 16:24

You don’t need to see a GP, but if you ring up your local GO surgery they can make you an appointment with a practice nurse, who you really should see - they can check it’s healing properly.

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Desmondia · 13/10/2018 16:25

And will dress it for you if it needs that.

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Desmondia · 13/10/2018 16:25

*GP surgery, sorry

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MrTrebus · 13/10/2018 17:32

Pharmacist is all you need please don't waste GP 111 or anyone else's time

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Darkstar4855 · 13/10/2018 17:57

Pharmacist or ask for an appointment with the practice nurse at the GP surgery. Worth getting it checked just to make sure it’s not infected. They can also suggest an appropriate dressing to keep it clean and help it heal.

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niccyb · 13/10/2018 18:01

Go to the district nurse treatment room. They can dress it. Better knowledge of dressings than the GP as they do it daily x

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