Stupid iron burn!
July 19, 2011 11:20 AM Subscribe
A tiny burn on my arm is KILLING ME OH MY GOD. How to stop it hurting now and keep it from scarring later?
posted by silverstatue to health & fitness (32 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So stupid klutzy me burned myself while ironing a few days ago. I have a perfect rectangle of burn on my forearm, about an inch and a half long.
I burned it on Friday. The first couple days it didnt hurt at all. It formed a blister. Than.... warning, this is gross. Sorry. Sunday night I went to sleep. Somehow in the middle of the night I must've scratched it or something, cuz I woke up in the middle of the night, mid scratch. I was completely horrified. When I'm awake, I'm a model of self control! Ok so I cleaned it immediately. I mean it wasnt bleeding or anything but the blister-y skin had popped.
Since then it hurts and itches and is making me nuts. I keep it covered with a bandaid and neosporin. It's raw and disgusting.
Ok my question, besides grossing you out, is what can I put on it now to make it stop hurting? And if I just gotta tough it out, then fine, but what can I put on it to make it not scar? I know Vitamin E is supposed to be good, but does that really work? And do I put it on NOW while the skin is still raw and open? or afterward when it starts to scab?