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Default How long does a burn last and what do I do to help it? - 01-05-2009, 04:58 AM

I burnt my thumb and middle finger about an hour ago. I ran it under cold water for about 10 mins and put ice on ever since.It still has a burning sensation.Is there anything else I can do to help and how long will the pain last?
   
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Default 01-06-2009, 12:03 AM

Take Advil to reduce the inflammation and keep it on ice until bed time.
   
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Default 01-09-2009, 07:41 PM

If you can, find a bucket or basin and fill it up with cool water, the pain from the burn sounds like a first degree, kind of like a sunburn, if you've ever been sunburned, it takes a few hours to a couple of days for the pain to go away. Since it's just your digits, it should diminish in an hour or so.
   
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Default 01-28-2009, 01:08 AM

it depends on how badly burnt it is it can last anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks. to help it put a lot of aloe vera on it.
   
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Default 07-03-2009, 01:21 PM

If you can go to vitamin chain store (the Community Guidelines prohibit me from giving the stores name), this is he only store I know that sells Lavender Essential oil. This oil will prevent scarring and blisters and any infections. I've used it for years even on cuts. I keep it in the kitchen.
   
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