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he stepped onto charcoal that was still hot...<br><br>
i washed his foot with cold water and iced and put fresh cut aloe on it.<br>
he is sleeping right now with aloe on the foot and i wrapped it with gauze.<br><br>
the blisters are on outer side of the foot and not broken.<br><br>
since is under his foot, i don't know what to do tomorrow when he wakes up. he is going to want to walk and im not sure how to prevent it.<br><br>
i will take him to a doctor, however, if you have any tips i appreciate it...
 

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Poor baby!<br><br>
You've done what I would have done- cold water, then aloe, and wrapping it gently.<br><br>
I'm not sure that there's any way to keep him from taking at least one step before he cries and wants to be carried. Or crawls. Or finds a way to limp around without putting any pressure on the burnt spots (if that's possible, I don't know the extent of the burn.)
 

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so i took him to a doc. she said to drain the liquid after3days or so and cut the dead skin to prevent infections. and put Silver Sulfadiazine Cream.<br><br>
his foot looks good today. so far no tear on the blisters. and it looks like the blisters are getting small.<br>
i just have this gut feeling that its not good to open the blisters.....<br><br>
if you have any knowledge/experience to share, i truly appreciate it.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: I did something very similar when I was about 7yo...except I was wearing those tacky Jelly Shoes of the 80's and they melted to my feet. I was trying to be cool and dance around a fire pit, unbenounced to me I waslked through some REALLY hot red embers near the outter edge.<br>
My Mom recollects me flying to a height of nearly 3ft off the ground!<br>
We were camping in a rural area and ended up speeding to the nearest ER.<br>
They gave me some morphine....don't remember much after that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If your ds was able to get himself to sleep, then I would think the burns were not that deep.<br><br>
I'd be somewhat skeptical of cutting and draining the blisters...that would innvite infection IMO. I never cut mine, just let them heal. If one popped, i think I remember covering it and applying some Germoline.<br><br>
I remember having to walk around on my knees until the blisters started to heal. It was a while before I could wear shoes. I was 7 at the time though, your ds is much younger....although I'm sure he'll only do what his pain limit permits.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> , you must've been really scared!
 

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I wouldn't break the blisters on purpose. They're acting as bandages and protecting the skin underneath while it heals. I would probably still use the cream, so it's there if the blisters do break.
 

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Don't wrap it unless it's a third degree burn (and only for 12 to 24 hours) third degree burns look white (skin is white - dead), don't usually blister all that much and may discharge a clear fluid later and then crust over. Watch for dead skin cells (pasty white, sloughs off easily) and infection.<br><br>
Something like polysporin is actually very bad for a burn, it keeps bacteria in and it keeps the wound wet (you want it to dry out).<br><br>
The aloe is perfect, instead of covering it - let the aloe dry as much as possible and let him run around in a new pair of sandals instead of barefoot for a bit (new pair so that no bacteria, or use an antibacterial wipe on the sandal)
 

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after 1 week, his foot looks much much better. blisters are getting dry and brown now. i let him walk little bit today, he was cruising!<br>
i still worry for infections. we have been applying noni fruit on his burn lately.<br>
thank you for your infos and support!
 
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