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(@gbrad1994)
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Joined:3 weeks  ago
Posts: 2
09/02/2021 12:53 pm  

Hi there

I burnt my hand whilst cooking on some boiling oil about 3 weeks ago. I’m going to the docs every week to get my dressing changed and my burn still seems very red and raw as it was a deep burn. I’ve never burnt myself before and have been feeling really anxious – especially on the days of my doctors appointment. I’m mainly worried that my hand won’t heal (even though i’m showing no signs of infection).

Has anybody else felt this? Can you offer any advice on how long is usual for a deep burn to be bandaged up for?

thank you


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(@polski)
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Joined:3 years  ago
Posts: 29
09/02/2021 2:21 pm  

Hi Gbrad,

Sorry to hear that you have burned your hand. Oil unfortunately gives the deepest burns.  I am not a doctor but a burn survivor but in time your hand will definitely heal in but it can take many weeks for it to be fully healed.  It sounds like you are doing the right thing in having regular dressing changes and be sure to watch out for signs of redness, burning and heat for infection.  You can take pain relief and eat lots of protein to help with the skins regrowth but the cells tend to heal from the outside in and unfortunately it does take time.

Keep in touch and make sure you keep the bandaging dry and clean.  Keep positive and once the skin is healed moisturise it well to keep the scarring smooth and as flexible as possible.  Best wishes,


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(@gbrad1994)
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Joined:3 weeks  ago
Posts: 2
09/02/2021 2:40 pm  

Thanks so much for your reply 🙂 I didn’t know protein was good for healing so i’ll make sure to incorporate as much into my diet as possible


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