Re: HELP! Motorcycle exhaust burn on ankle
If the burn is no bigger then the size of your palm of your hand, and your feeling pain it is a good sign . + if your saying it is blistering , this is a second degree burn . Feeling pain means that that are not completely damaged. It is a second degree burn is blistering, and you feel the pain . You need to keep it covered. It is normal for it to cause swelling arouund the area.
You need to keep the area covered, and change the bandages regularly. If it blisters up again do not pop the blisters, it is normal to have the blisters , and when the blisters pop it will hurt more, and you will be more susistipable to infection. U need to keep the burn dry, do not use hydrogen peroxide anymore , use a burn cream, guaze pads and guaze wraps to keep the burn wrapped . You need to keep doing this until the burn is completely healed. It might take a while for it to heal , but it is very important to do this until it is healed all the way .
Signs of infection include, fever, any foul oder, any foul looking discharge. Those are not good. As long as the burn is no bigger then the palm of your hand, you can treat it on your own.
You can take over the counter extra strengh tylenal to relieve the pain , as the burn heals it may itch, just keep it burn covered , to prevent infection, and change the bandage twice daily, or more .