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08-07-2012, 06:12 PM #27
I heard bandaging it up is the worst thing to do, much like a burn from a flame it need to be open and have ointment on it for it to heal. keep it clean. dont burst any blisters it will cause an infection and hurt more. there are cooling gels you can buy that may take the edge off. think about getting a low loss fitting of some sort. there worth it. losing your fingers isn't. there are first aid kits for this and there is alot of info on the web on what to do.®
08-07-2012, 06:45 PM #28
Sorry you got burned. Gloves, ball valves, kick connects, and the like are all good. However when something malfunctions and let's the liquid out at high pressure of possible isolate with other valves in system to minimize loss and let it eat. Refrigerant is easily replaced. Fingers and eyes not so much. Go to the doc better safe then sorry now days. Document document document. Good luck.
08-07-2012, 09:11 PM #29Professional Member
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- SE Pennsylvania
Go to the doctors no matter what. I had third degree burns, first three digits on both hands and 2nd degree on right thumb and palm, blisters from finger nail to first knuckle almost completely around fingers. Thought I could be man enough to deal, 4 hours later I was in the emergency room begging for pain killers. Spent six weeks getting bandages changed bi-daily at hospital. Having what looked like giant q-tips for fingers sucked bad. They thought I would need skin graphs but got lucky. Skin turned all sorts of color and looked like shriveled prunes for years. Gloves and low loss or valves with me all the time and if something starts to blow large amounts of refrigerant all I can say is screw the environment.
08-08-2012, 09:01 AM #30Professional Member
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- GTA, ON
08-08-2012, 09:47 PM #31
Been burnt a few times. Since the OP is 2weeks old the dead skin should be shedding and starting to turn back to normal color by now.
Need to keep burn cream in the truck for next time. If you do get burnt even with burn cream it will sting like a mother after several hours. Bandage it while awake. Take them off when sleeping. The skin needs to breathe. I wouldnt waste a trip to the Dr. They'll just charge you out the arse for bandages. Plus time lost sitting in the ER.
Like the old cliche says. "Time will heal all wounds."
08-09-2012, 12:44 AM #32Professional Member*
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- Austin, TX
Protect it, let it breathe.
I was recently off of work for 4 weeks due to a bad torch burn with a rosette tip.. Almost 3rd degree.
Was referred to a burn center in a nearby city.
They said it can take 3 or four days for the nature of a burn to reveal itself. The ER treated it, gave me a tetnus shot and I had an appointment scheduled for day 4.
I got lucky only 2nd degree, no skin graft required. . After peeling back the toasted skin, they put an occusive gauze over it, iced it over with a thin layer of bacitracin (no silvadine as I have sulfa allergies) and a cut section of roll guaze. Wrapped the hand with roll gauze (two layers) and put a net tube over it to stabilize. Cut out a spot in the tube for the thumb. They showed me how to do the bandaging and reduce the chance of infectiion.
Daily: I had to gently debride the dead skin off under flowing water with a piece of roll guaze at home and repeat the bandaging process.
Weekly: Follow up appointments. It took 4 weeks for the wound to close and me to go back to work. I could have done light duty after 1 week, however my employer doesn't have any light duty.
I was given some good drugs for the initial pain and later used naproxen sodium for discomfort and benadryl tablets for itching.
I still have follow up appointments and will be wearing a compression glove to reduce scarring.
I'm grateful for workmans comp insurance.
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