Thermal Burns (Heat or Fire)


How did you receive a thermal burn? How serious (deep) was the burn? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Mamapotter, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

Zippo fluid spilled all over my hands and when I lit the lighter, the whole of both my hands caught on fire for about 20 seconds. They are very red and burning intensely.

Comment from: LadyB, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 30

I have been sleeping on a heat pad since a car accident in 2011, for pain. I have lost feeling in part of my back on the top layer of my skin, but the inside hurts, as I have since found out I have osteoporosis. My skin looks beyond bruised, burnt would be an understatement, almost dark blue. I can't sleep without the heat pad. The doctors say nothing, just shocked at the color, like in disbelief. Any help would be appreciated.

Comment from: Dennis, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 05

My cigarette lighter exploded while trying to light a cigarette. I got a burn on my lip, upper lip and inside my nose, and got blisters forming. I am using triple antibiotic ointment and 1000 mg of Tylenol every 5 to 6 hours for now. It is very uncomfortable and I may go to the emergency room, not sure yet.

Comment from: jay, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 10

I was using pliers to pull a sensor wire off the hot car engine. Thumb side of my hand near the wrist must've contacted metal. About 1/2 inch x 1/4 inch oval area got a thermal burn and the outside skin layer immediately peeled and curled. I had no pain. Three hours later the injury looks shiny as fluid seems to have been expressed from lower skin cells. I have not rinsed, but exposed to air.

Comment from: Norcal dumbass, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I am an extraction artist. That being said I knew one day this would happen; it is like owning a snake, one day you are going to get bitten, it is just the way it is. I had butane flash fire burn my whole shin area all the way around. I have been in a wheel chair for 3 weeks applying triple antibiotic ointment on the thermal burn. They best way to describe is, leaving a hotdog in the microwave too long till it pops; that’s how both my shins look now. They started to look better, I am getting a heat rash, and then it goes back to normal skin.

Comment from: Forester, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 28

I got a thermal burn from gas.

Comment from: gleegirl23, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 16

I was walking on hot concrete while at the pool with my boyfriend and my left foot was burned. I now have a blister that has not gone away yet.

Comment from: Noname, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I was in a flash fire and got a thermal burn.

Comment from: Joey, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 19

I was making a fire when I tripped and fell into the fire, burning my hands.


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