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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 01:04 PM
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Make a bread and milk poultice and change every 4-6 hrs, you'll have to fenagel away to fix it to your hand...use cheesecloth to make poultice, wrap some plastic wrap around to keep it moist (bread) and plastic glove over to hold in place or tensor bandage...especially make before bed, and in the morning when you get up change again...this will draw the poisons out of the wound.

can also soak in goldeseal tea w/ some epsom (tblsp.)- antibacterial and will take sting and itch out

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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 02:07 PM
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Wow, that looks sore - I hope it heals up quickly for you. I'm terrible for not paying attention when I'm cooking or putting wood in the stove, so I've always got a little burn scar on my somewhere. But I always ignore them and just assume they're going to be fine. Who'd think it could get that bad?
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Oh my goodness! I hope you heal very, very soon!

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I had it happen to me twice, once from a tiny cut from a dog food can on a finger, once from a blister on my foot. I had a streak developing and running up my arm and leg within hours after the injury. Same thing IV antibiotics and oral antibiotics. They left the IV catheter in my arm for 3 days and it hurt like ****, I guess it was the positioning. I had to pick up a big rowdy dog at 4AM, hours after the IV antibiotics and with a catheter in my arm. Had to leave the hospital AMA, the dog was already on his way.
I was fine in no time though, the antibiotics worked. The wounds were barely visible, and it was only the needle in my arm that was painful.
Get well soon!
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Ouch! Did they give you Silvadene cream? If not, ask for some. The stuff is the best.

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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 08:21 PM
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oh my I hope you heal/recover quickly. Burns can be so darn painful. Are you on antibiotics and some kind of ointment cream?
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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 08:49 PM
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Am hoping this doesn't turn into a staff infection, this one is a mess already.
The culprit in most cellulitis is staph. It lives on the skin normally and when there's an open sore, it invades...which is why you have to be ultra careful with burns anyway.
My husband burned his hand pretty bad one year and had to take 10 days off his job...he's a paramedic.

PS. they did give him silvadene for it, which is, I agree with Jax, the best medicine for a burn.
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Sending healing thoughts your way, hope that you heal up soon.

Someone told me once that if I ever got burned to put flour on the wound and it would heal quickly and not scar.

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Just a word to the wise...if it's beyond a bit of redness, seek medical attention (cool the burn if you can, in the meantime, with water or a cool pack) and don't fool around with home remedies.

Not only can you wind up with a wound like on page one of this thread, you can make things much worse and not better.

Silvadene has pain relief in it, along with an antibiotic. And oral antibiotics ought to be given quite possibly, your doctor is the best one to decide.
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I am on 3000 mg of Keflex daily for ten days... That is alot of antibiotics daily, but am going to follow orders to the letter, do not want this getting any worse.
Yes, I have sivadene, clean burn twice daily and keep it bandaged at work in a glove.
Thanks for all the positive thoughts.
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