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#1 of 4 Old 09-23-2009, 04:51 PM - Thread Starter
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This morning DS pulled a hot iron down onto his foot. It blistered and he pulled off the blister skin and ate it..

The ped said just to put neosporin on it and keep it in open air.. no covering. Does anyone have any other suggestions for me? I have never had to deal with a burn like this before, any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

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Without the blister skin, the layers underneath are unprotected and vulnerable to infection. The usual treatment is an antibiotic or antibiotic/antifungal combination ointment and covering with a gauze pad (changed 2x day) for the first week. A silver sulfdiazine ointment is often prescibed (common brand name, Silvadene), but it can't be used by anyone who has a sulfur allergy and it stains.

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I've heard both lavender essential oil or raw untreated honey for burns. I used raw honey on my son's hands a couple of years ago when he got something almost like a burn going across hot metal monkey bars. It was as though it had burned the skin off of his palms, it was soooo painful. I used raw honey and kept it lightly wrapped with gauze for several days.
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My little one had a second degree burn not to long ago. I kept it lathered with ointment, I think it was like a neosporin or a bacitracin. I kept it really moist and covered it with gauze. Of course my little one would not have left it alone had I not done the wrapping.

I changed it twice a day and now you can't even tell he had a burn at all. It is always sad when they hurt isn't it
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