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Medical Second degree burn two nights ago (explicit)

  1. Jul 21, 2009 #1
    I thought I would share my recent story and bad luck. I was at the Melting Pot, a nice fondue restaurant. The waitress dropped the boiling pot of oil and it splashed on me. Hurt like the dickens and almost instantly skin peeled. The photo is of day three. I've been keeping it uncovered the entire time but it won't dry up or scab yet. It is still weeping of lymphatic fluid. I have some burn cream but it says not to use on open or blistered skin. Is this considered an open wound?
     

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  3. Jul 21, 2009 #2

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    Holy @#$%!

    Greg, please tell me you have seen a doctor....if not, you have to go ASAP. You don't want that getting infected.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2009 #3
    I had an off duty nurse look at it, but that was an hour after the incident. I've just been putting some neosporin on it at night. I just want it to dry out, but it won't.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2009 #4

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    The first site I clicked on had this to say.

    burns injuring even relatively small areas of skin can develop serious complications. If you think a burn of any type is significant, do not hesitate to seek medical attention immediately.

    You don't want to loose your foot, if that gets infected you could.

    seek medical attention immediately.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2009 #5

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    Definitely get to a doctor ASAP. In the meantime, wear flip-flops or similar to avoid abrasion from shoes.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2009 #6
    Did she burn you with water or with oil? If there is still oil present in wound thats a serious problem.

    BTW, why would pay $75 for fondue?
     
  8. Jul 22, 2009 #7

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    Good grief!! Get to a doctor!! I hope that the restaurant offered to pay for any medical costs. They have insurance to cover these things.

    Once oil is heated, it should never be moved.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2009 #8

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    Our fearless leader is injured. :eek:

    We're all doomed :cry:

    I'd definitely call that an open wound. You must see a doctor to get it properly treated. There will be a high risk of infection Greg.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2009 #9

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    Not to mention it covers a large area on the top of the foot, and it looks like the underlying tissue may have been damaged.

    If you don't report back that you have seen a doctor, I will ban you! :grumpy:
     
  11. Jul 22, 2009 #10

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    After the doctor, get thee hence to a lawyer. The restaurant is responsible for your medical expenses.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2009 #11
    Greg, I just recently had 2nd degree burns on the back of my hand. Yes, you SHOULD see a doctor with that large (and severe) of a burn. But here is what the hospital told me - keep it covered with gauze and an antibacterial ointment. You don't want it to dry out yet. I think I had to keep it covered for two weeks (gauze & ointment), then kept ointment on it for another two+ weeks while the new skin grew back. For the record, I have full flexibility of my fingers now, and no obvious scarring (except for where my ring was cooked onto the skin, but you wouldn't know unless I told you, it looks like an indentation from just removing your ring).

    Take care of yourself!
     
  13. Jul 23, 2009 #12

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    As has been suggested, go see a doc. You should take proper care of it so you need medical advice.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2009 #13

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    So how about an update, Greg? Are you healing well?
     
  15. Aug 1, 2009 #14
    ... you kept that thing UNCOVERED? Are you insane?!

    Cover it. Now.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2009 #15

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    We've seen him around, so unless someone has been using his account* he's probably not dead, but I suppose we can't rule out a foot amputation at this point.

    *Come to think of it, someone has been spamming the forums from that account recently...
     
  17. Aug 1, 2009 #16
    I'm on the mend! Finally started to dry out, dry peel and scab up. I think I will survive :biggrin:
     
  18. Aug 1, 2009 #17

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    Wow Greg! Did the waitress also drop the forks in your groin? From the looks of the wound, it looks like you will have a permanent scar. Get it covered.

    I worked on a wound healing agent made from human hair (yeah, human hair!) that is supposed to kill the pain and prevent any scarring but it isn't available yet. I'd ask your doc about possible treatment now, before it scabs over, that will reduce the appearance of any scar. I'm sure that Dow Corning has a product that will minimimize scar formation. You should ask since your doctor might not think that scar prevention is important to you.
     
  19. Aug 2, 2009 #18

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    This might sound like the stupidest thing that I've ever posted in my history on PF. As much as I believe in Polysporin for most wounds (knife fights and whatnot), some of my most rapid healing followed my cat licking the site. Those little rasps on her tongue hurt like hell, but there seems to be some sort of healing factor in her saliva. Has anyone else experienced that?
     
  20. Aug 2, 2009 #19
    Maybe not just cats, have you tried licking your own wounds? :wink:
     
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  21. Aug 2, 2009 #20

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    If I had that kind of flexibility, I wouldn't need a wife.
     
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