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Re: OT -- A GUITARISTS SECOND WORST NIGHTMARE
Actually, I've heard that applying ice to a burn is not the best thing to
do. Here is a quote from a medical source I'm looking at now:
"Do not apply ice to the burn. It compounds the injury by decreasing the
blood flow to the burned area, thus starving the damaged tissues of vital
fluids and proteins"
"immerse the burn in cool running water for at least 30 minutes to help
relieve the pain. If you can't cool the burn immediately, this procedure
will still help to some degree up to 2 hours after the injury has
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Landman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: OT -- A GUITARISTS SECOND WORST NIGHTMARE
> Ice immediately to cool the remaining heat and reduce swelling, but not
> "bare" ice on the skin for too long, the ice can damage tissue as well.
> Try wrapping the ice in a cotton towel...
> Keep it cold for pain relief into this evening, but beyond that no good
> advice, it sounds like at minimum you've got a 1st degree burn with
> of 2nd degree (the brown areas).
> It might be worth a trip to an ER or at least to call an advice nurse,
> the finger tips are pretty important and your description is troubling,
> the blisters aren't bad, but the brown "ironing board" stuff sounds not
> so good.
> Good luck!