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Burn On My Foot From Boiling Hot Water X___x''
detailed description(s) + disturbing pictures!hello fellow soompier =)
so, last week, while i accidently burned my foot from boiling hot water. how? well, i was steaming my face with this steamer machine my mom bought me. i poured water into it and turned it on then waited for it to boil/steam. after it did, i picked it up and i put my hand over it to check if it wasn't hot enough to burn my face then put it on my binder, which was on top of my bed. then, i leaned over to the other side of my bed to grab my towel. wrong move, i know T__T'' then the next thing i know, the steamer tipped over and all the hot water spilled onto my left foot.
i couldn't feel any pain right after. but at night when i tried sleeping, the pain started kicking in and i couldn't sleep. so i stayed up and asked a friend about her mom's foot cause i knew that her mom burned her foot from boiling water too. she told me that her mom was using an aloe vera gel. then i remembered that my cousin had a burn too, but it was from her curling iron. my cousin used polysporin for her burn.
since i didn't have aloe vera gel or polysporin, i just stayed up all night to do some research while putting an icepack against the burn. the icepack wasn't frozen though; it was cool. from what i found/read, i have a second-degree burn.
QUOTE A Second Degree Burn damages deeper layers of the skin's epidermis, the wetter, softer tissues underneath the first layer, where the nerves are located. Signs of a second degree burn are swelling and blistering, and it can take up to four weeks to heal. Boiling water will produce a second degree burn. Another example is a blister-causing oven burn. Pain will range from very irritating to absolutely unbearable, depending on the size and location of the burn.
source : http://www.wikihow.com/Treat-a-Burn
well, here are some pictures.
August 23rd, 2008. two days after spilling the water. as you can see, it turned a bit black/grey-ish. and you could also see a blister (that small dot on my foot). i didn't bother popping it cause i was scared.
^ with flash!
August 30th, 2008. so yesterday, i went swimming with some friends. but i didn't swim! i just sat down the whole time my friends were swimming. and my friends did get my foot wet =___='' there was a long, black blister, but i popped it cause i wore runners to do some jogging there (they had a track outside of the building). i didn't get to take a picture of it cause i wasn't actually thinking of posting a forum about this. BUT ANYWHO, the long pink part was where the blister was. it just peeled off last night? by accident though. so i got clean scissors and cut of the part that was peeled off. it looks disgusting, i know. the black dot was where the first blister was (see first picture!) i think it peeled off cause the polysporin moisturized it too much and it got too soft.
SOOOOO, any comments or tips? X_____X'' i'd like my foot to heal as fast as it can cause i'm apparantly going camping in my big brother's backyard tonight. YES, i know it's sad, but at least we're having fun and doing something while summer lasts XD and i'd like it to heal before school starts cause i want to be able to wear runners without getting it infected.
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