Don't Try This
September 15, 2017 9:26am CST
I did something very stupid the other day and although I hate to tell on myself I wouldn't want anyone else to have this happen to them. I decided to heat up a bowl of soup in the microwave. Too lazy to drag out a pot and heat it up on the stove. I must have over-heated it cause it was very, very hot when I was taking it out of the microwave. I had two potholders on either side of the bowl but as I reached up to take it out the bowl tipped and scalding soup poured down my stomach. OMG that hurt!!! I quickly put ice on it but it got red immediately. I really didn't think it would blister (but it did) and it turned into a very nasty burn in a very sensitive area. I will never ever heat up soup in the microwave again (or anything else liquid) as it's just too dangerous and my burn really hurts. (my microwave is above my oven)
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• El Paso, Texas
OUch, that has to hurt. Have you seen a doctor about it? Burns are nothing to sneeze at. I don't have a microwave. The company I worked for before I retired had one in their lunch room and far too many people got burned because they didn't know how to set it properly. It even melted one of those styrofoam cups they had and that cinched it for me.
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How awful! sorry about that. Yes it can be painful. A couple years ago I spilled boiling water from the kettle on my leg, just above the knee. The resulting scar I had looked like a design so I called it my tattoo (something I would never do to my skin) Thankfully it is now almost completely faded.
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• United States
it's hard sometimes to judge how long to heat up something in the microwave so I guess it's easy to burn yourself if it becomes too hot. I've been very leery reaching up and taking things out of my microwave and I think I'd much rather have one that sits on my counter
• United States
Ow! I know what those burns feel like on the hands and arms . . . oh but your stomach! We put aloe on burn areas - seems to help in the healing quicker (we have a couple aloe plants in the kitchen just in case). Hope your stomach heals up very soon (I can imagine you feel it with every bend!!).
• Daytona Beach, Florida
Sorry to hear this. I know that scalding can be very painful Perhaps this link can offer you some soothing.
A scald--a burn from hot liquids or steam--can be painful. Treating yourself promptly can help relieve the discomfort. In a first-degree scald or burn, your skin is red, swollen and painful, but you can treat this minor burn yourself. However, Mayo Clinic