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Post by terrydec on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:25 pm

I'm sure most of us have picked up something hot and maybe ran cold water over the burn or applied a salve, only to still wind up with a blister or charred skin.

This is a GUARANTEED way to avoid any pain or blister. Put an ice cube on it and leave it on for at least 3 to 5 minutes. Keep moving it around or it will stick to the skin. If it melts get another one. If you stop and still feel pain then you need to keep it up. It works because it numbs the nerve endings and they can't transmit a signal to the skin. I just picked up a hot soldering iron tip and burned my finger and thumb. I happened to have a freezer pack and used that. I took a photo if you want to see. That was twenty minutes ago and I'm typing this with no pain or blister.


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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:18 pm

I've also used the cold and it works depending on the severity and time to application.

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Post by N7ZAL on Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:45 pm

Sounds like a better treatment than the butter we used as kids. Shocked
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Post by terrydec on Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:46 pm

I messed up, and this proves the rule- Somehow I didn't apply cold to the very tip of my second finger. There is a white blister about the size of a large pencil lead. However my first and second fingers and thumb are blister and pain free. It's a good thing my typing is of the "Hunt and peck" variety. I'm only using the tip of my second finger. I'm glad I don't eat with chopsticks. Surprised
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Post by terrydec on Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:47 pm

Oops, I meant typing with my first finger. Ouch!
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Post by Wildcat445 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:14 pm

Putting the juice from an aloe vera cactus on a burn will not only dull the sting, but keeps it from blistering. Obviously this does not apply to third degree stuff. Works on sunburn and minor burns like your soldering iron burn. Ouch. I hate those.

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Post by atwater10 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:02 am

I like to give a soldering iron burn a quick hit of my "Circuit Freeze Spray" ... It takes the pain away real fast but you need to be careful not to use so much you get frostbite though. Cool
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Post by ChrisH664 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:46 am

Yeah much better than butter. Used on us kids too. Then don't forget the "red stuff" that burned like heck and made a cut hurt worse when applied.
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Post by N7ZAL on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:19 am

Mercurochrome or iodine?
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Post by Guest on Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:24 am

I received a soldering iron burn yesterday too! It wasn't much of a burn at all, but I hate the smell from the burning skin! pale

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Post by simplex1040 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:50 am

I too use the ice cube method. Leaned it from my 6th grade English teacher.
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Post by terrydec on Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:40 pm

I learned why the ice cube method works by disrupting nerve signals, oddly enough, from a book by Micheal Crichton "State of Fear". You would think that it's a skin thing but apparently not.
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