Help! burnt face.

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    Oct 25, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    I accidentally burnt my face with a very hot piece of "food," and now there is prominent mark next to my mouth the size of a nickel. It is red and tender. It isn't a big deal, but I do need advice on how to make it go away asap. Should I rub some kind of lotion over it? I look hideous, even more than I usually do. icon_cry.gif
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    Oct 26, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
    no. the best you can do is an ice pack. but that will just numb it. Nothing is clinically proven to help burns. People may say aloe vera - this is b.s ---> if you put aloe on your skin they have to scrape it off at the doctors if you end up needing to go.
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    Oct 26, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    cream de la mer - best investment you will ever make


    the guy created it for himself because of extremely bad burns he had
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    Oct 26, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    Neosporin? That works good for me for most injuries, cuts, etc.
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    Oct 26, 2008 4:33 AM GMT
    Hemp lotion or another herb treatment will help. Hemp tends to really improve all skin issues I have. Neosporin is good too.
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    Oct 26, 2008 9:50 AM GMT
    I reckon it might take a few weeks depending on your skin type..but you should see a dermatologist and not rely solely on forum advice.
    Here is what I do know from personal experience:

    Time helps, so there is unfortunately no ASAP solution I think.
    Avoid creams/ gels you havent tried before, you might be making it worse.
    I dont think Neosporin is going to help with burns, thats not its purpose.

    Avoid the direct sun if you can help it (ie no sunbathing, lounging on the pool deck etc).
    Avoid hot water on that spot.
    If you must have a hot water shower, try and cover thar area with a towel or something. Dont use a bandaid, the adhesive will make it worse.


    Outta curiosity, what was this "very hot piece of food"? It would have surely burnt the epithelial lining of your tongue, if it burnt your epidermis around your mouth.

    Good luck.
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    Oct 26, 2008 10:32 AM GMT
    What should you do? It depends... Has it healed completely? Or is it still comsidered a wound? Was the burn an second degree or first degree burn?

    Down the road... when it has healed, use Mederma. It's bloody expensive for the amount you get though (well expensive for a middle-middle-class college student)
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    Oct 26, 2008 9:26 PM GMT
    arnica will help heal the blood vessels. Vitamin E helps too. There is actually a department store label that sells a burn serum.
    The S.O.S. from Clarins. It's still used in European hospitals
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    Oct 27, 2008 1:50 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the tips. I haven't done anything to the wound yet because I have resigned myself to the fact that it will take a while to get better. It is day 3 and so far it still is tender, although not as irritable as day 1. But it is redder, which sucks; and I have spent all day telling people that it is not a symptom of herpes, or something.
    To answer SundaySwim's question: The food in question was a circular whole-wheat pita. The circumference was larger than my mouth so the pita touched the edge of my mouth before it touched my tongue - thankfully.

    PS I take back every joke I made about that woman who sued Dunkin' Donuts because she burnt herself with the hot coffee. icon_redface.gif
  • scothman

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    Oct 27, 2008 7:52 AM GMT
    I suggest Melaleuca oil. It is great for wounds and burns.