I burned my thumb
or should that be burnt?
On Sunday I was making cupcakes for little Mr to take to Pre School for his Birthday on Monday.
I usually wear oven gloves but on this occasion I used a pot holder and reached into the oven to turn the tray rather than pulling the oven rack out.
As I leaned over and reached in my thumb nicked the top inner edge of the oven the reaction was immediate as I quickly looked at the white sear across my thumb and turned to the sink. I held it under the running water as long as I could, next I retrieved the pot holder from the oven where I had dropped it and closed the oven door. Then I sat with my thumb in a glass of cold water I could see it had gone red around the outer edges and it was stinging and 'burning' if I took it out.
Dave came home and went off to the Chemist to get something for it, he bought what the Chemist recommended which claimed to soothe and heal. Instructions were to apply it 5mm thick and cover, this seemed in contradiction to what I thought about minor burns. I put some on and laid down on the lounge with it uncovered. After I applied the cream it really started to hurt in another way I felt pulsing, uncomfortable tingling pressure.
I didn't apply it again. It didn't seem right.
Warning for the very weak stomachs ... dry scabby burn pic following. Its not too terrible but I know some people won't like it.
So this is my thumb today its quite irritating now as I frequently crack it when I am bending my thumb, its super dry, itchy and peeling a bit. I'm moisturising it frequently but suspect it might get slightly worse before it gets better.
I also have a cold. Poor me. : (