My daughter burned herself yesterday.....

United States
May 6, 2007 10:07am CST
I feel so bad about the whole thing as she was trying to help me with making supper. :( I turned and looked over just as she was reaching across my frying pan that I had warming up for eggs, and couldn't stop her from laying her arm on the rim of the pan. Dang! Now she has a little half moon burn mark on her arm, and it hurts like the dickens and the only thing that I knew to do was to run a little bit of luke warm water over it to make sure that it was clean and then I put some Lidocaine ointment and a bandage over it. Do any of you have any other suggestions for things that I can do to make her more comfortable until it heels? Any suggestions are much appreciated! Thanks
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11 responses
6 May 07
Sorry to hear about your daughter. I am glad you have received some good advice. It is so difficult to be vigilant all the time and still get them to help around the home. Children heal very quickly. Do not feel too quilty and let her continue to help. It happens to us all sometimes.
• United States
8 May 07
Thank you magicmerlin for your words of wisdom. :) Yes, she is healing rather quickly but with a scar, so hopefully the vitamin E will help with that. I do let her still help me, but now she stays well away from the stove. :)
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
6 May 07
=uhm, I have one easy suggestion to you to ease the pain of the hand of your daughter, you can put toothpaste in her hand to ease the burn if you like. because when i have burns, i use to put toothpaste on it and it feels a little bit cold and ease the pain a little bit. just try if you want.=)
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• United States
6 May 07
Thank you for the tip, I will try it the next time she says that it is starting to hurt again. :)
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
6 May 07
Poor thing! I really don't know of anything to make it more comfortable, I know when it heals up, put some vitamin E oil on it to minimize scarring.
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• United States
6 May 07
Thanks for the tip! I will have to remember to pick up some vitamin E when I go to the store next. :)
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
7 May 07
Normal temeperature water is the best first aid for small or big burns .dip the hand in water for sometime untill the bodies temp and water temp becomes equal .if the burn is bad you have to change the water frequently when the water gets hot with out taking the body part from water.]
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• United States
8 May 07
Thanks for the tips. I ran her arm underneath luke warm water and that seemed to take most of the sting away at first.
@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
7 May 07
This is gonna sound very strange, but i burned myself in the sun pretty bad while I was living in turkey and what an old woman did to me, was to put yogurt (naturell) on the places where I was burned the most and that actually worked.
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• United States
8 May 07
I actually had heard of this old remedy before, but was thinking that like in your case it was more for sunburns than regular burns, but I suppose it is the same concept. I will have to remember that one for next time. :) Hopefully there won't be one, but knowing my children, I am sure this is not the last time they will burn themselves.
@gasmas100 (587)
• India
7 May 07
thats aweful. First put Vitamin E oil and chk if the burns heal oin a weak, else visit a doc- a paedititrian( hope ive spelt it right? all the best, take care of the lil one.. .loads a luv to her speedy recovery.
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• United States
8 May 07
Thank you for your well wishes. They are much appreciated. She will have a little white half moon scar on her wrist from this, but I am going to utilize the vitamin e and see if that doesn't help it heal just a little bit better. :)
• United States
7 May 07
I'd keep an eye on that. That would be a horrible scar! My sister burned her hand at work (at starbucks) and the hand has forever scars on some parts of her fingers. Plus they get inflamned/messed up when they hit certain kinds of water. Horrible. I hope she is doing better. Lots of luke warm water. Yeah. keep us updated if she gets worse especially.
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• United States
8 May 07
Yes, I can already tell that she is going to have a scar from it, I am just now trying to make sure that it doesn't have to be any worse than it has to be. :) Thanks for the advise. Sorry to hear about your daughters bad experiences with her scars. Have you ever had them checked to make sure that they healed properly? Just curious.
• United States
6 May 07
Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know how much she hurts because I have burned myself a lot cooking and being a mother and seeing my child hurt I know how you hurt. If it was me I could a cold pack on it to keep it cool. That will help with the pain. I know this will teach her to be more careful around the stove. I hope you will continue to let her help you cook, in my opinion this is the only way she will lean how to cook. One time I was frying chicken to take for fair. I turned over the chicken in the pan and the chicken fell off the fork and droped into the hot oil. It splashed on my theigh. I had a huge burn in my thiegh and had to wear blue jeans to help when working with the animals at the fair. Boy I was in a lot of pain for quit a while. I am still cooking more safely thou. Good luck with her owie.
• United States
8 May 07
Yes,she is already being a lot more careful around the stove and such when I am cooking. I am being a lot more vigilante about it too now also. :) Thanks for the advice and the well wishes. Much appreciated.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
6 May 07
Oh poor little thing. I hate when they accidently get hurt expecially when they trying to help. I would maybe just keep the ointment on it but not cover it, let it air. Hope it heels soon for her.
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• United States
8 May 07
Thank you for the well wishes. She is doing much better now.
• United States
6 May 07
There isn't a gret deal you can do about burns, but the good part is that it will be a lot less painful in a day or two. keeping it covered will help since it is exposure to air that makes it hurt. And don't feel bad cause things happen all the time, and now she will know enough not to do it again, Pain is part of the learning process, not a fun part but nevertheless one part. Hope the little lady heals well and good luck to you.
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• United States
8 May 07
Thank you for the advise. Much appreciated. And yes, unfortunately pain seems to have been her learning process when it came to cooking with me for the first time. I guess I shouldn't keep feeling guilty that it happened as she doesn't seem to hold me responsible for it. lol She is healing rather well by the way. :)
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
14 May 07
Ahhh, How is she this week? Her burn get any better? When I burned myself pouring boiling water out of noodles it burned me bad on my stomach and I instantly pressed an Ice pack against it even though it still blistered bad it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Then I left it alone until I noticed the next day while in my sleep I had busted the blister somehow and it was burning really bad. So then I got out my Nexcare no sting liquid bandage spray. It works great and it healed really nice and it also helped it not to scar bad. I have heard people have put mint flavored tooth paste on a burn the mint to keep it cool and soothing. I haven't tried it though. Well it has been a week and I hope she is better and now knows it is not good to reach accross hot things..