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How can I get rid of the sting from my burn?

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Question - (16 March 2010) 8 Answers - (Newest, 18 March 2010)
A female United Kingdom age 22-25, *ayla20 writes:

i burnt my hand on hot oil about half an hour ago i have been running it under cold water ever since i have now stopped this the swelling has gone down a lot but it is still stinging will it swell up again what can i do to get rid of the sting?

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A male reader, anonymous, writes (18 March 2010):

This is exactly why asking advice on the Internet about medical issues is a poor idea. None of these suggestions match the standard treatment for burns. Get yourself to a doctor, because incorrect treatment can cause scarring. I'd suggest a hospital outpatients rather than a GP, as the hospitals have specialist burns nursing staff who can dress the wound with the correct burn-specific dressings.

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A male reader, IHateWomanBeaters United States +, writes (16 March 2010):

IHateWomanBeaters agony auntput neosporin on it, or the equivalent to that, and put it wrap your hand in a wrap of some kind. Then, you should go to the doctor, you have free healtcare, why not?

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A reader, anonymous, writes (16 March 2010):

is there a difference? Well american then...its vinegar based. Sorry about that. I didnt know there was a difference. :) mal

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A reader, anonymous, writes (16 March 2010):

Mal Is that English or American mustard?

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A reader, anonymous, writes (16 March 2010):

believe it or not mustard or vinegar will take a lot if not all the pain away fairly quickly. Mal

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A male reader, CaringGuy United Kingdom + , writes (16 March 2010):

It's worth going to the chemist to get some burn cream, as oil burns can be nasty.

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A male reader, Fatherly Advice United States + , writes (16 March 2010):

Fatherly Advice agony auntKayla,

Oil burns can be quite nasty because oil can be much hotter. If it hasn't blistered yet you are likely out of the woods. That means a first degree burn. Oil often gives a second degree burn with a blister or blisters. Swelling is normal it is your body's reaction to injury. If you can get down to the Chemist and get a burn ointment or spray with lidocaine in it that will take away the sting for a while. The Aloe will speed healing, the lidocaine numbs it. BTW some neosporin has lidocaine in it. If there is no blister you don't need to worry about infection.

FA

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A female reader, lucky04 United States +, writes (16 March 2010):

Hi, if you have any thing that has aloe vera in it works wonders for burns some lotions have aloe vera in it. Also you might want to keep a cold wet wash cloth over it for about 10 minutes. stay away from patroleum based products because it glogs the pores, and the burn need to breathe. After you do every thing I listed and the burn goes away then make sure you apply neosporin to the burn so it doent get infected.anyways I hope I've helped. I have had plenty of burns and I recently was burned from oil and this is what worked for me.

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