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Anyone have experience with bad, large 2nd degree burns?

Posted by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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My kid was badly hurt and was hospitlaized, now he is having trouble walking, he has been badly burned.

He has a pink pad and ace bandages and gauze put on his legs and feet by the nurses



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by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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SGJsmom
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:19 PM

I am so sorry. I don't, but I will give you a bump.

aidanmom
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:20 PM

when i was in fifth grade i got a bad 2dn degree burn on my leg from cheese whiz. all i can say is to try to keep him comfy and let him wear baggy clothes and keep the burn covered as much as possible. it will hurt but tylenol or motrin should help with the pain and swelling 

LuvmySFSGT
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:23 PM

I got second degree burns on my hand...my husbands team medic gave me a burn gel and told me to leave them open in a sterile environment as much as possible....

He also said to put the burn gel on before the gauze so they don't stick.

I do recommend you take his doctors advice thought since he treated him.

As far as keeping him comfortable keep the house at a steady temp...if he gets the chills it is going to hurt like hell so try not to have it to cold. Showering (if he can) is going to be very painful...so just try to keep him calm. Just spoil him to keep his mind off everything...

vazfrogjr
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Aloe Vera gel works on all burns!!

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MommyBoha
by Country Girl on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:36 PM

I have a 2nd and 3rd burn on my face from when I was 12 years old.  I saw burn specialists and everything. Luckily over time(Im now 30) you cant even tell its there.






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SLGross215
by Sarah on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Did they give him an Rx for pain meds so he could be comfy? If not you can use Motrin. I just went through that with my son. He fell backwards into a bonfire on Memorial Day and had to have skin grafts done on his hand and wrist. They had given him Oxycodone when he was first burned and it helped so much. After awhile I took him off of it and just gave him Motrin and that seemed to work pretty well too.

 

 

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edwardsgirl
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:49 PM

burns can be so yucky to deal with.

I would just stick with the doctors advice. Do not uncover it. If you do it will open up to infection and lead to even more pain

If wearing pants or socks is aggravating it let him lay around in his underwear, and just keep him on whatever pain med the doc gave him and keep him comfy.

 

elvir2babes
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:49 PM

That's great

Quoting MommyBoha:

I have a 2nd and 3rd burn on my face from when I was 12 years old.  I saw burn specialists and everything. Luckily over time(Im now 30) you cant even tell its there.



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edwardsgirl
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:49 PM


Quoting vazfrogjr:

Aloe Vera gel works on all burns!!

I wouldnt use anything the doctor didn't recommend, at least call and verify it before you put him on something else, even if its over the counter.

mandalouwhotn
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:50 PM

NOT SECOND DEGREE!  Don't do this.  My hubby was in a fire last July and got second and third degree burns over 40% of his body.  The second are the most painful.  We had to wrap his burns in vaseline covered gauze (so it didn't stick) after putting the medicine on it, then with bandages.  Its extremely painful, so he needs pain meds.  Did they do a skin graft?  Did you take him to a burn specialist?

Quoting vazfrogjr:

Aloe Vera gel works on all burns!!


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