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TroubleMaker
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   Posted 4/14/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
confused   Ohhhh boy was I a big dummie.  I've been on and off a heating pad now for 3 years, almost daily, if not heat it's ice.  Friday I got home from work and started rubbing my back and when I brought my hand around it was damp.  So, I go and look in the mirror and there is a small burn bout the size of a dime, prolly not even that big.  I put some meds on it and a bandaide, and go sit on the couch, with a ripping felling... OHHHHH that was smart....I start removing it and call hubby to come help and I bout fall off the couch cause of the pain.  We get up and go look and now there is a patch about the size of my fist.  The bad part is I sit all day at a desk and its killing me.  Every time I move my pants rub it.  I have a patch over it with meds on it.  I let it open for about 13 hours last nite til this morning and it has dried out, but boy ohhh boy does it still give a punch every now and then.  I've burned it before but nothing like this, and Monday I have an appointment with a new doctor, LOL, boy he's gonna have a fit when he sees my back, not only is it permantly scortch but now it has a patch of skin missing.  He's gonna think I just LOVE pain.  Well thanks for listening again.....
 
Trouble
Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 4/14/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Owie, I know how you feel, when I was teenager I accidentally dropped pot of boiling water on my right thigh and it dripped down my leg, I got huge burns and til this day I have an ugly scar on the whole top of my thigh and a line going down my leg, and when I stay too much in the sun, it burns really easily and hurts alot. So til this day, I always make someone else empty the boiling water from the pots cause I'm too scared to, I will really start shaking, the pain from the burns is one I will never forget, but the good thing about burns that hurt is that the more it hurts, the less of a burn you got, cause if you cant feel it, it means you burned it so bad you burned the nerve endings, so the more pain the less of a burn you got, well this is what he ER doctor told me.

-hellokitty
26 year old Female , single mother of 2 kids, on SSI for migraines, pain, pancreas issues
All the things broken with me: Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Chronic lower back pain that causes severe pain/numbness/tingling especially to my left leg,Arthiritis in my back, Genetic Pancreatic Divisum that causes chronic pancreatitas, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic attacks, Bipolar
Prescription Meds:Suboxone 24mgs daily, Cymbalta 60mg nightly, Lyrica 50mgs nightly, Imitrex as needed, Ibprofen 800 twice daily, Zanaflex as needed, Ventolin as needed for asthma attacks, Advair twice daily
Over the counter meds: Benadryl nightly for itching due to meds (not sure which one yet), and Biofreeze  
Surgeries: Gallbladder removed at 15 years old, 2 ERCPs, stent put in pancreas, countless upper GI scopes, marsupilized bartholin gland cyst
 
"Never go to a doctor's office whose plants has died."
 
 


TroubleMaker
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   Posted 4/14/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   

LOL.. the funny thing... my back's not hurting as bad  LMBO.... I guess the burn is redirecting some of the pain... or either my brain is shorted out for right now... Sorry to hear about you burning your leg, my nephew did that as a kid and it burned his chest... so I know what your talking about.  Hope you have a great day...

Trouble


Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


straydog
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   Posted 4/14/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Trouble. keep close watch on that burn, it may dry up lets hope it stays that way. I have burned myself before on my back with a heating pad that was old and it was not much fun. Like you say everything rubs against the skin. If you have had your pad awhile and used it a;ot which I am sure you have, it may be time to invest in another one. Take care.......Susie


TroubleMaker
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   Posted 4/14/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Ms. Susie... It's a newer pad, I just stay on it so dang long that sometimes I forget and move my shirt the wrong way LOL....

Trouble


Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


ryand
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   Posted 4/14/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Trouble:

There is a product by Bandaid brand called "Advanced Healing Blister" that works wonders for burns. I had a burn on my arm that was open like that and used these and it helped a lot with the pain of the burn. You put it on and it absorbs the moisture from the wound and uses it to help speed the healing process somehow. They are weird kind of puffy pads that stick really well and are waterproof.

Hope you feel better soon!
Ry

TroubleMaker
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   Posted 4/14/2009 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
ryand, Thank you!!!!! I'll look for it tonite when I get off work.... I didnt see it Sunday when hubby and I went looking for pads.
 
Trouble
Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


PAlady
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   Posted 4/14/2009 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Trouble,
Ouch! Looks like you're doing all you can right now. But this made me recall a warning my physical therapist gave me. I was using those thermacare patches almost daily at one point when I was working, and he saw the red patch and told me doing that kills off the capillaries in the skin that carry the blood to the surface. So I have a tiny patch of slightly red skin in my lower back from doing that. But heat feels SO good, I know!

PaLady

TroubleMaker
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   Posted 4/14/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   

PaLady, my entire lower back to my bootie is like that LOL... it looks like I've been on a heating pad all day still and I've not been on one since Friday....  I figure I've killed lots and lots of them... hopfully I've not done too much damage

Trouble


Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


bluejet2
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   Posted 4/14/2009 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Troublemaker:

I too have burned myself very badly on my low back, buttocks, and the back of my thighs with the heating pad. I put some triple antibiotic cream and a bandage over, which helped, but I want to warn you - the affected areas oozed and the banages would get stuck in the burn, and if I pulled them off, the wound would bleed really badly. So, if they stick, just get in the shower or tub and let them soak off on there own.

I Hope you heal quickly!

Lorie

bluejet2
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   Posted 4/14/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Troublemaker:

I too have burned myself very badly on my low back, buttocks, and the back of my thighs with the heating pad. I put some triple antibiotic cream and a bandage over, which helped, but I want to warn you - the affected areas oozed and the banages would get stuck in the burn, and if I pulled them off, the wound would bleed really badly. So, if they stick, just get in the shower or tub and let them soak off on there own.

I Hope you heal quickly!

Lorie

TroubleMaker
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   Posted 4/15/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Yea it has the oozing now... I've been letting it stay open at nite and its starting to harden, but then I have to take a shower and get ready for work, I put on a bandage so its not rubbing on my jeans then by the time I get home I have to start all over again.  Hopefully this weekend I can leave it open all weekend and by Monday I wont have to put anything over it.

 

Thanks again for all the advise.

 

Trouble


Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


Tony McGuire
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   Posted 4/15/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I've not burned myself like that that I recall.

But I sure feel for you, and hope you get relief soon.

One thing I usually try on everything from itches to small burns is Chloraseptic. As well, I try that stuff for children's teeth/gums' pain. You might try some on a SMALL patch of the area and see if it burns or gives you relief if you can't find any relief elsewise.

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skeye
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   Posted 4/15/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Ouch! I've burned myself with heating pads before (surprisingly, it isn't all that hard to do), but never that badly! I sure hope you heal fast! Burns hurt! And more pain is the least thing you need!

Skeye

Oh, I almost forgot to throw some healing hugs in there!

TroubleMaker
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   Posted 4/16/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for all the hugs.. and advise... ya'l are great

Trouble


Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


straydog
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   Posted 4/16/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Trouble are you putting something on the dressing during the day? I would try neosporin because it does have some healing properties and it will keep it moist. By allowing it to dry out, certain movements can cause the burned skin to split which will delay the healing process.

Susie


TroubleMaker
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   Posted 4/17/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   

Thats sort of what I've been doing, sitting here at work I have to have something over it if not OMG would my jeans rub me the wrong way LOL... so usually from 8 til 6 I have neo on it with a big bandage then at nite I let it stay open to air so hopefully it will dry out..

Ya'll are the BEST

Trouble


Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 

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