Just over three weeks ago my daughter (12) got a burn on her hand from a curling wand. The less said here about the irresponsibility of that situation the better.
I think it was a deep 2nd degree burn as she did not suffer a lot of pain and only told me about it 6 hours after. To me it looked like she had been sucking her hand. This discolouration was infact dead skin.
It was dressed for a week and a half and has heeled and is now undressed.
However it looks still very pink , although when pressed it goes white. I am keeping it protected from the sun and massaging it with emmollient.
I know I have to be patient but I really would like to know how it will look eventually.
Has anyone any similar experience they can relate?
The red skin that you see is her new skin that has grown . Make sure your daughter is very careful not to get any scratches on this new skin. Because this could result in further scarring. Have her wear gloves over her hand to protect from any sunlightdamage. one other thing that can happen is mobility problems. SHe nneds to open and close her hand to make sure the skin is not tight and she has full mobility. The skin can feel a little stiff at first on the hand after a burn. i do not know the size or if it is on the outside or inside of her hand. She will need to have TLC for about a year ...
Thanks for replies. Luckily, I suppose, it is a small are on the back of her hand, maybe about 1cm X 1.5cm. She doesn't complain of tightness or not being able to move her hand but I will keep my eye on that.
I am just so devastated by the whole thing: firstly by my lack of attention on the day and secondly by the scar. She has such pretty hands.