"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-24-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,722
Grease burn

After going to church and then working like a dog all afternoon on the new house I was in a hurry to get dinner on the table and I splattered my forearm with really hot oil. This puppy hurts. I cooled it immediately with cold water. Sprayed burn stuff on it. Took a Tylenol 3 and have been icing it constantly for 3 hours now. It still hurts like a son-of -a-sea -faring- sea- cook. What else can I do to relieve the pain? If it doesn't calm down soon I am going to have to take a stronger pain killer and I really don't want to do that if I can avoid it. And because someone will probably suggest it, we don't have any aloe in the house. It's hard to type left handed.

__________________

__________________
joesfolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 09:51 PM   #2
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by joesfolk View Post
After going to church and then working like a dog all afternoon on the new house I was in a hurry to get dinner on the table and I splattered my forearm with really hot oil. This puppy hurts. I cooled it immediately with cold water. Sprayed burn stuff on it. Took a Tylenol 3 and have been icing it constantly for 3 hours now. It still hurts like a son-of -a-sea -faring- sea- cook. What else can I do to relieve the pain? If it doesn't calm down soon I am going to have to take a stronger pain killer and I really don't want to do that if I can avoid it. And because someone will probably suggest it, we don't have any aloe in the house. It's hard to type left handed.

Is it blistered?
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 09:55 PM   #3
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,722
not yet but like i said, i have had it on ice constantly.
__________________
joesfolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 10:01 PM   #4
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by joesfolk View Post
not yet but like i said, i have had it on ice constantly.
Stop icing, run it under cool water from the tap, you are running the risk of frostbite keeping it too cold. Cold cloths on it, not ice.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 10:05 PM   #5
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,722
Thank you. And the pain?
__________________
joesfolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 10:10 PM   #6
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by joesfolk View Post
Thank you. And the pain?
Stick with the Ty 3 or what you have. the cool water should draw the heat out. I'm thinking the ice cold is making it feel worse. Wrap with gauze and keep dry, only use cool water to rinse. If any blisters form, do not break them. About the third day start using antibiotic ointment on it.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 10:22 PM   #7
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,722
thank you again. It's good to have the advice of a pro. I was going to put ointment on it tonight but I will wait. My script says I can take 2 tylenol 3's and I may do that and not take anything stronger. I hate having to take meds. I have never taken more than one of them at a time before and even that was when I was in pretty serious pain. I'm usually really good with pain, but burns are just worse than other kinds of pain,especially this particular burn.
__________________
joesfolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 10:28 PM   #8
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by joesfolk View Post
thank you again. It's good to have the advice of a pro. I was going to put ointment on it tonight but I will wait. My script says I can take 2 tylenol 3's and I may do that and not take anything stronger. I hate having to take meds. I have never taken more than one of them at a time before and even that was when I was in pretty serious pain. I'm usually really good with pain, but burns are just worse than other kinds of pain,especially this particular burn.
Go ahead and take the extra, it will help you relax and heal. No toughing it out! Ogre's orders!!! Ointment will just hold the heat in...
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 11:24 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,736
fee, i thought you should never wrap a burn, even with sterile gauze.
__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 11:27 PM   #10
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
fee, i thought you should never wrap a burn, even with sterile gauze.
Don't wrap a fresh burn, after a few hours you want to protect it, especially if it blisters up. If the blister is going to burst, you want some thing clean around it.
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.