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Burned Hand

January 15th, 2007 at 11:27 pm

When I get mad, I get stupid. Maybe some of you are familiar with that. I got an e-mail that riled me up, and before I could calm down and realize I could totally ignore it (unless itís from my boss, Iím a big girl beholden to no one) I went a grabbed a pot of boiling water with by bare hands. It burned, of course, so I knocked the pot and spilled it all over my left hand.

Itís the top of my left hand, from the first joint on my fingers, down to two to three inches below the wrist. My palm isn't touched, but the sensitive inner wrist is burned. All first degree-no blisters at all-but very red, very puffy, and very painful. I happened yesterday, and sadly enough intruded upon plans My Guy and I had. We could still open up the living room sofa bed and watch DVDs and eat fun snacks, but my wailing and gnashing of teeth intruded.

I am glad itís my left hand. On my right hand, the forefinger has a welt where I touched the pot; itís the finger I believe knocked the pot over. Sleeping last night was a pain. Tonight I fly in to Sacramento for work;

12 Responses to “Burned Hand”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    So sorry to hear that. I hope you heal quickly.

  2. mairgrif Says:


    OOOOh! I hope you feel better soon! Burns can be nasty, especially on the hands and face, even when they are first degree. Take some pain killers if needed, and make sure to use neosporin or a burn salve to help it heal. If you get blisters, cover them, as it's an easy way to get infections. If it doesn't heal, or you have trouble with it, don't hesitate to go to your doctor. The nasty part of burns is that the heat keeps going, so the full extent of the burn takes some time to show up. Best wishes for a quick recovery and good luck.


  3. miclason Says:

    ...for a natural remedy, apply aloe....we also use picrato de butecin (whatever that is in English, I really don't know)...

  4. carol Says:

    Ooooh, I'm sorry! Those things hurt! I agree about the aloe. My son got nasty sunburn at the town swimming pool last summer and I can tell you from first hand experience that aloe gel works wonders. Please feel better soon.

  5. Amber Says:

    Ouch, I hope you feel better

  6. janH Says:

    I used Vit. E capsules on a burn once. I don't know if that is an okay thing to do, but the burn healed nicely. It was from a hot college dryer. Burns really do hurt! And like the others have said, my DD has used the Aloe stuff with painkiller in it for sunburns. Hope you heal real quickly.

  7. DivaJen Says:

    I'm sorry to hear about your burn. Sounds very painful. Frown

  8. sarah Says:

    Ouch burns are very painful. If you have any signs of infection please see a doctor.

  9. contrary1 Says:

    Just think about what a setback this would be if you truly had a minimum wage type job?? Perhaps not being able to work?? No medical?? Perhaps not enough put away to cover the over the counter type burn remedies??

    I am becoming so much more aware of how little it takes, what a truly insignificant incident in the scope of life can do to someone living life on the edge of their finances.

    Take care of your hand......I've had a nasty burn on my fingers before & it truly continued to burn long after the actual incident. Feeling your pain!!!

  10. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oooh, ouch.

  11. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Ouch! I hope your hand heals quickly.


  12. LuckyRobin Says:

    Ouch. Vitamin E will help prevent scarring if that is an issue, just apply directly on. Aloe is great for soothing, but my favorite remedy is plain old-fashioned Noxema (not the neweer stuff), really kills the pain for me if the Aloe isn't enough.

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