What is your best scald pain relief remedy

@shelagh77 (3643)
May 22, 2007 10:23am CST
Hi there everyone, I need your help please. I am FINE but I just scalded my stomach around the navel when I momentarily lost my balance whilst pouring water in to a cup of tea and the kettle spout knocked the cup over. There is only a tiny scald but it is hurting like mad. It is covered in sterile dressing etc and I am fine, but what is your favourite, and hopefully effective way to deal with the pain of a scald injury. Thanks.
3 people like this
4 responses
• Canada
22 May 07
i find that rubbing some aloe vera gel on the burnt area helps send a cooling sensation and eases the pain. it also helps to heal the area quickly
2 people like this
@shelagh77 (3643)
22 May 07
Hmm, now, dare I text Other Half and ask him to bring some Aloe Vera I wonder? We have it as a compound but everyone has used it and I wonder how sterile it is. If I text him he will want to know why I want it and I don't want him getting a ticket on the way home. Difficult call.
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
22 May 07
The only sure fire way is cold, Try an icepack, or a cloth dipped in cold water. Seriously, if it blistered, go to the doctor and gt some silver oxide cream to put on it because it will not heal properly where it is constantlu ribbed by your pants waist. without some intervention
2 people like this
@shelagh77 (3643)
22 May 07
Hmm I could ask for that when I see the doc. I have medical appointments tomorrow and Friday for other matters so I could ask them for some silver oxide cream if it is not settling, thanks for that :-)
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
22 May 07
tols ya awhile back Mustard! or aloe vera plant the jucice from it rubed on the spot I wouldnt cover it up needs to breath! darn between you and Gabs I will have no friends left if y'll keep this up!
1 person likes this
@shelagh77 (3643)
22 May 07
Course you will Lakota :-) I can't speak for gabs but I don't move fast enough to do any serious damage to myself. There is a nurse lives in this block and she has looked at it and says it should be OK but if I went to the hospital they would not turn me away (is that what you call hedging your bets???) and she suggested taking the strong pain killers I have for my arthritis, because let's face it I end up on cloud fuzziland when I take them, they wipe all consciousness along with the pain, but I wanted to put something on it topically and stay awake so that I could work on line. My partner was going to put a rail along that work surface and I reckon he will now get around to it. Can't blame him though, I know I am liable to sudden collapses, I should be more careful.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
22 May 07
yes you should be moreeeeeeeeee careful
@shelagh77 (3643)
23 May 07
Well, I was actually careful when I spilled the water, I just momentarily lost my balance, the spout caught the cup and away it went. The Consultant saw it today and he said "Good Grief, does that hurt?". Sometimes it is very tempting to be rude, isn't it! Anyway, the main blister is "a corker" and all appears to be well! Good job I am going there for my joints and not skin lolololol.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
22 May 07
The best way I have found is putting Butter or Margarine on it I do hope you put a towel with either Ice or cold water on it when you did it Then after that put the Butter on
1 person likes this
@shelagh77 (3643)
23 May 07
They don't recommend butter nowadays but I did immediately dash as fast as I can dash to the bathroom and soaked a face cloth with icy water and kept the water coming. I have been quite lucky. Although there is a large raised red area I only have one bad blister. I bought some aloe vera gel today and that is already working wonders.