- Bugger.. that’s ruined the next few weeks.
No real point just feeling sorry for my self…..and no pictures because it’s dinner time.
In an unfortunante series of events involving a kettle I’m.now the proud owner of a foot with many layers of missing skin across the top n
And on 2 toes. Second degree scald burns. The top instantly blistered and popped its self. The toes are still blistered.
So no shoes , no socks , no swimming , no cycling , no running for a fair period till it heals , **** agony.
At least this week is taken up with traveling to Abu Dhabi…..where did I put my flying crocs -has captainflasheart borrowed them again ?Posted 2 months ago
It’s not dinner time anymore click link….. That was last night immediately after it had been under the cold tap for 20minutes.
Ended up sleeping with my foot in a basin of cold water.
Today much less painful but foot feels like it is a million degrees.
The clear ooze from burn repair has started so just a case of keeping it clean.Posted 2 months ago
Take it back for a refund wasn’t it bruneep ?
Ampthill. Was going by the fact it still hurts. I’ve had small full thickness burns before and know the feeling of feeling nothing as the skin burns.
It’s sore but not absolute agony.
Ergo I’ll go for keeping it clean and airing it as much as possible for now. NHS24 advice was go see them if it didn’t hurt or was bigger than your hand.Posted 2 months agowelshfarmerSubscriber
You have my sympathy. I was on a hiking holiday in Norway and managed to pour the contents of a trangia kettle inside my walking boot one morning (don’t ask). Needless to say that was the end of my holiday. Extremely painful and was several weeks (as you correctly postulate) before I could wear socks or normal shoes again. GWS. From working with hot metals when younger I have always found Zinc Sulphate to work well on minor burns. To you and me that means Sudocreme nappy rash cream. May still be too sore for ointments yet but later as it starts to heal perhaps.Posted 2 months agosingletrackmindMember
I did that to my facePosted 2 months ago
Only difference was I used Nitro race car fuel
I got blue lighted in and wrapped in a gauze mesh for a few days till some sort of healing had started
Put an end to my carreer as a model for Gillette
Drugs , lots of drugs , oh and minor injuries imo, fo some better drugsampthillSubscriber
I should have said my burns expertise couches from throwing a cup of burning petrol down my lost in Africa (accident)
All sorted with got a copy “medicine for mountaineers and wilderness place”.
Basically scrubbed clean and covered with bactigras dressings and covered with 2 layers of barrages
Left for 7 days and unrapped in a missionary hospital where it wss declared mended and partial depthPosted 2 months agoRobzMember
I did exactly this two and a half weeks ago. It was very sore for the first 24 hours. I Cling filmed for a few days then used non stick dressings when at work. The scab kept getting rubbed off.
It’s still healing now but has improved significantly since Thursday/Friday (2 weeks post scald).
Note to self don’t handle pans full of boiling water in bare feet. My wife said she’s never heard me scream so high before😢Posted 2 months agokcalSubscriber
clingfilm’s a good shout. going to be tricky given it’s a foot, but Mypore (I think) bandages are excellent as well, especially ones that have iodine in the fabric. This is all second hand from what I recall AM getting for me, should be able to get hold of a friendly medic to advise further.Posted 2 months agotomhowardSubscriber
I have some experience in dealing with knackered feet, though admittedly not scalded ones…
Do everything in your power the keep it clean, if there is any swelling or anything then don’t force shoes on, or do anything the puts a lot of stress on your foot. If it hurts enough to make you limp, I’d stay off your feet.Posted 2 months agooffcumdenSubscriber
If you need to keep your sore foot dry whilst having a shower, condoms work well I’m told.
I know this because a mate has just had a big toenail surgically removed and that’s what was recommended. Although he does keep breaking said prophylactics which means more condoms need purchasing and he’s now getting the stink eye from the pharmacist’s assistant in his village’s chemist shop.Posted 2 months agowillardMember
Finally got round to looking at the photos. Dammit, you did a good job on yourself.
Seriously, just keep that really, really clean and avoid using it for anything serious. Maybe a dressing, a light, fluffy sock and some time off your feet?
A mate did something similar to you involving a load of really hot water and a washing up glove. He eventually lost basically all the skin on his hand and about half way up his forearm. That was ED and a lot of pain. He did get some strange differential tanning on his arm for a few years though.Posted 2 months agoepicycloSubscriber
I did similar when I was a kid, and I have an area on the top of my right foot where the skin is paper thin, translucent.
It gets in a right mess if I’m daft enough to expose it to the sun for any time, so I hope yours recovers better.
Doing the ‘Puffer?Posted 2 months ago
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