A few weeks ago you might remember, i sustained a pretty good burn while canning apple sauce in a water bath. i accidently poured scalding water down my arm. i was wearing a tight fitting sweater, and literally dumped the water down my sleeve. So the boiling water pooled right above my elbow, and it took a few extra second to get the sweater off which was sticking to me, and get my arm under cold water.
Originally, the burn appeared to be mostly first degree, with obvious second degree at the bottom where the water had pooled. i took this picture immediately after getting burned and within an hour, the blister had doubled in size and was at least 1" thick.
i had several folks recommend Silvadene (Silver sulfadiazine) but i could only find it as a prescription drug, and being that we are uninsured, i did not want to go to the doctor unless it was totally necessary. My friend Kathy had recommend gel cooling pads, and so i headed over to CVS to see if they had any in stock. i was able to find anti-microbial Silver gel and Moist hydrogel pads.
Oh my goodness, what a difference that made!! Within days i could see/feel a difference on my arm.