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Old 12 February 2018, 06:51
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Burn rehab wet or dry?

I did a search and most recent was donkey's years ago so....

I deep fried my hand. Quite badly..... add salt and eat it with your beer nuts.
I did DIY cooling and dressing.
Now Day 2 onwards do I keep it gelled up moist or dry it out? What's the general concensus?
I was at the back of the class the day they covered burn rehab, but besides that there seems to be varied schools of thought on the subject
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Old 12 February 2018, 09:13
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How about a competent doctor rather than DIY beer nuts?

GO. NOW.
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Old 12 February 2018, 09:43
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A partial-thickness burn to the hand actually meets burn center criteria. Get it seen professionally.
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Old 12 February 2018, 09:47
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Second or 3rd degree?
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Old 12 February 2018, 09:58
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Agreed. Dont be a dumbass. Go see a doc, pronto.
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Old 12 February 2018, 10:02
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Go see a doctor!

For mild burns a glass blower I met swears by essential oils. He said they heal much faster than any over the counter treatments.

https://draxe.com/home-remedies-burn-relief/
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Old 12 February 2018, 10:03
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Old family remedy. A little background, my grandfather was a child in Italy and while playing, found an old ammo dump. One thing lead to another and the place went up. He was burned of 90% of his body and the only way his mother could tell it was him was by his cry. It was so bad the doctor wanted to sew his eyes shut. His mother applied this remedy with a feather and he healed with only a small scar on his arm. I have used it on burns with great results.

Heat one cup olive and add one egg yolk and heat until yolk is cooked. Keep refrigerated. Apply liberally to the burn. It will hurt when you Apply. Keep applying until the wound heals.

Disclaimer: I'm not a doc!
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Old 12 February 2018, 10:08
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Do NOT put butter on it like my Mother treated all burns.
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Old 12 February 2018, 10:15
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Depending on depth, severity (degree) and coverage area of the burn should determine the course of action. If it's your whole hand, and you're blistering (2nd), or the skin is charred and falling off withy numbness and possible nerve damage (3rd), do first aid treatment (gel wrap)...then get to the damn hospital! Going toxic from a burn is worse than the burn itself.
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ANY burn to the hand greater than 1st can be very problematic.

Go to the ER, no really, go.
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Old 12 February 2018, 12:56
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HAHA! General Census seems to be GO SEE A DOCTOR!

What you don't know can kill you.

I did several contracts in Burn ICU. With the best care, many die.
Not from the burn, but from infection.

So, man up and go see the Doc.
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Old 12 February 2018, 13:14
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I did several contracts in Burn ICU. With the best care, many die.
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Old 12 February 2018, 13:39
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It's not only pain management it is debridement, wound care, PT/OT, tactile function etc etc.

Burns can cause life long problems, pain and infection is just the start of it all.
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Old 12 February 2018, 18:44
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Concur, get to a burn center ER pronto. You could lose your hand or your life with this DIY bullshit. Good luck!
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Old 12 February 2018, 19:30
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I burned the dogshit out of one hand a while back. I was lucky enough that l figured out it was only 1st degree. I think there is still an impression.

Good info Docs. If I do that again and get 2nd degree, first stop ER Doc.
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Well thanks for the concern n wotnot. I suppose I should learn to tailor the phrasing my queries a bit better for my audience.
Forget that I'm the guy with a sore hand.

My query should have gone more along the lines of: "There are differing schools of thought (primarily dry out and abrade vs keep clean and moist) out there on 2nd and (small scale) 3rd degree burn treatment. Would anyone here have an opinion or personal experience anecdote on what they consider to be the preferred course of action after initial treatment"


SITREP on my hand, the bad bits are my pinky and ring fingers (the unimportant ones ) with 2nd degree burns, and each has a spot that looks pretty 3rd degree-ish with discolouration n wotnot and I'm keeping an eye on it. I'm (literally, in the next hour) heading out to the bush on a job so I'll keep it clean and see how it goes. So far I've kept it clean and moist with burn dressing goo etc and it's coming along ok, but will change tack if it gets funky.
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SITREP on my hand, the bad bits are my pinky and ring fingers (the unimportant ones ) with 2nd degree burns, and each has a spot that looks pretty 3rd degree-ish with discolouration n wotnot and I'm keeping an eye on it. I'm (literally, in the next hour) heading out to the bush on a job so I'll keep it clean and see how it goes. So far I've kept it clean and moist with burn dressing goo etc and it's coming along ok, but will change tack if it gets funky.
Infection is a significant risk. You should really seek medical attention.
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Old 13 February 2018, 10:53
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My query should have gone more along the lines of: "There are differing schools of thought (primarily dry out and abrade vs keep clean and moist) out there on 2nd and (small scale) 3rd degree burn treatment. Would anyone here have an opinion or personal experience anecdote on what they consider to be the preferred course of action after initial treatment"
I have tons of experience.

Go see a doctor.

That is all.
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Old 13 February 2018, 11:17
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I have tons of experience.

Go see a doctor.

That is all.
Same here. The consensus is in...seek medical attention! Leave it to the pros, as your query cannot, and should not, be answered via an internet forum. Diagnosis and treatment should be conducted in person, with a qualified physician / specialist.
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WTF dude! Go see a doctor
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