While holding my 5 wk. old in my hand, I bumped into a hot pot. I right away put her leg under cold water for a little while. I later put the Weleda Burn-care. 20 minutes later I noticed a small blister, and marks on her. It has not become worse or swollen, and she even managed a short nap. No crying since it happened.
Is there anything further to do? Should I pop the blister. It's clear, and the skin is not peeling.
My understanding is that you do NOT pop a burn blister. Doing so can invite bacterial infection into the wound. Be careful of how clothing is put on and taken off so you don't rub or pop the blister.
I have usually used honey and/or aloe on burns. The honey seems really sticky, but it rinses clean with a little water and does well under a non-stick bandage. I use stretch wraps or old tights/socks with foot part cut off to keep bandages on tender skin, instead of adhesive bandages or tape.
If you are breast feeding, a little momma's milk can be used to help sooth the wound.
I also recommend honey and aloe I would lightly cover with gauze if you use honey, just because it will get all over the place if it's not covered.
When I say aloe, I mean real aloe from a live plant. You can usually find aloe plants at Lowe's and Home Depot, or at garden centers. Some supermarkets even sell it!
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momma's milk is very soothing. Of course, the first priority is making sure the burn is completely cooled so it cannot continue burning.
You don't have to cover the honey, but it does help keep things from sticking to it. Use a thick layer . . . and make sure it's not granulated honey. I use a butter knife to slather it on carefully. The first time I learned about this I was backpacking and stepped backwards into a hot grate on the fire. 2nd degree burns (almost 3rd degree) and not much that we could use to cool the burn down. The honey stopped the pain immediately and I was grateful, even if I was a little tweeked out by the stickiness.
Hope your little one is doing well. It's amazing how fast their skin heals at a young age.