Hot cooking oil splashed on my right arm...

Philippines
October 23, 2012 1:34pm CST
This afternoon my mom was tried and fall asleep so i decided to cook rather than waiting her to wake up. I fried milk fish and egg plant for our lunch but while frying the fish i forgot to put some flour or breading in the milk fish before frying it. It's too late when i realized it and the oil started to splashed in my right arm. Now i have some blisters, it's very itchy and painful. I already put ointment for burn and hoping it will heal very fast. Have a great day!
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13 responses
@marguicha (90184)
• Chile
23 Oct 12
I`m so sorry, Bhebelen! Any burn is very painful, even if it is a small blister. I remember someone said that it healed faster if you did not cover it but leave it in open air.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
23 Oct 12
Yes, it's important to leave it in open air as well! Good advice!
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
Yes is very painful because i got second degree burn, while working here online i let it expose and put some meds to heal faster but before going to sleep i put some sterile gauze so that i can not scratch it. Thanks
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
23 Oct 12
Oh no, be careful. I have done that as well. As I dont pay attention while cooking. Glad you were not hurt to bad.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 12
Thanks maria, i am fine now and hope it will heal so fast.
• United States
23 Oct 12
Well that doesnt sound fun at all. I hope they arent really bad burns, i kind of now how it is to get burnt i tried frying something once probably about 10 years ago but i wont forget it. I started to take the oil out of the pan and put it in this cup and the cup broke into pieces when i was pouring the oil in it and the oil went everywhere and it was hot and it hurt so bad i remember having to wrap my arm up in a ace bandage because it hurt so bad and that was the night i had to drive down to the race track which wasnt close by at all.
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
Hi lologirl, It's only second degree burn, very painful last night but now it's itchy and started to dry. I think the medications that i put was very effective and i will try to be careful next time because i do not want to happen this again. Have a good day!
@prashu228 (25821)
• India
23 Oct 12
oh my, hope the burn is not very thick and deep, see that you apply the proper ointment and see a doctor if necessary. the main problem , is the area gets more itch and pain and we are tempted to scratch it, but don't do it, it becomes more painful and the wound also may enlarge.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 12
Hi prashu, it's not so deep but very painful. Sometimes i got tempted to scratch it i controlled myself. Thanks
24 Oct 12
Hi Bhebelen , mix coconut oil and Camphor and appy on your hand it will reduce burn marks.
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
Really coconut oil and Camphor can reduce the burn marks? Thanks. i will apply tomorrow morning.
24 Oct 12
yes my mother used it and within one month her burn mark reduced and now it vanished :) .
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
Well thank you very much and i believe it is very effective.
• Indonesia
24 Oct 12
Ouch that must be painful, hope it will heal fast Bhebelen14 . Hot cooking oil splash was one of the reasons why I dislike cooking, but I managed to over come my kitchen-phobia little by little so now I can cook easy food (mostly simple soup). Sometimes I still afraid to fry fish, chicken and other that might splashing when we fry it in hot oil. I put a cover on the frying pan so it wont splashing directly at me. So put some flour in the fish can reduce the hot oil splash when we frying the fish? I dont know about it before. Thanks
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
HI fashionfever, Your right putting flour or some breading to fish before frying can reduce the hot oil splash when frying fish, i always do that but what happened yesterday was i am careless and forgetful.
• Indonesia
24 Oct 12
Thanks a lot for the tip Bhebelen14, I will take a note and will add flour when frying fish. Happy to read your posts about cooking, I wish I lived near you so I can ask you to teach me how to cook delicious food and baking cake.
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
I am hoping too that you live near to my house and i will be happy to teach you how to cook and bake. Also my mom can teach you too since she still here and good in cooking than me.
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
I have known for a long time that cooking oil reacts terribly when an unbreaded milkfish is being cooked. So I have reminded myself to prepare flour or cornstarch to coat the fish before frying. I've been there in your situation and I got blisters as well, they go away after a few days.
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
My wound right now is dry but very itchy and i want to scratch so badly. Thanks
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
I know the feeling of having those blisters that resulted from cooking. We can't avoid those kinds of accidents but we can have those protective cloth ready next time. I hope it will heal in no time. Just avoid it from scratching, you may put some gauze, to avoid from being scratch. Take care next time. Thanks.
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
I am doing my best not to scratch it even though its very itchy and hard to control myself. I will be more careful next time and i already learned my lesson in frying fish.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
a lesson for all of us. next time we must be all aware that when we are frying, really the oil will possibly pop and like explode. we must be careful not to land in our skin parts. me, if i am frying, i used the cover of the pan to the oil. it served as my shield to the boiling oil. and to you tend the burn and medicate it to heal it soon. have a great day too :)
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
Your absolutely right. We need to be careful and alert when cooking for about this unnecessary accident. Have a good night!
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
I experience that a lot but luckily they are not that bad. Just continue applying your medicine and avoid scratching it :)
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
I will take you advice, i will continue applying my med and avoid from scratching. Thanks a lot.
@Raine38 (9029)
• United States
24 Oct 12
This is why I hate frying milkfish, and it happens to be my dad's favorite. I hope it wouldn't get infected. I remember getting it during my teens and it left a huge splatter on my arm. I though I was gonna be scarred for life. Thank goodness for burn creams and ointments.
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
I love milk fish and cook it most often, it just i forgot to put flour or breading before frying it so the result splashing hot it. You right thanks to the burn creams and ointment it's very effective and can heal burn quickly.
@besweet (7230)
• Greece
23 Oct 12
It has happened to me as well, but it wasn't a serious burn. You shouldn't leave the oil get the highest temperature before you put the fish inside, I always use lower temperature and it just takes longer to fry. Try putting honey on your burns, you will be imediately relieved and it will help with the healing. Leave the honey on your arm as long as you can, just be careful because it is sticky and everything you touch needs to be washed afterwards! I hope it won't leave a mark.
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
HI besweet, for sure this burn will leave a marks to my right arm because it's a little bit deep. Thanks
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
26 Dec 12
hi, its really hurt when a hot cooking oil splash to our skin because it will still burn it,there were times that i had experienced that,the part where the hot oil splashed was really hurt and begun to watered,and it will bring more pain to me.