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Thread: Ouch! I burned my finger again!!! Help!

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    I feel like I often get burned by my iron, despite how careful I try to be. Does anyone have any tried and true remedies that work to help the healing process? Thanks in advance!

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    Ouch.. Hope you heal fast. I dont have any remedys but time. I steam the tips of my fingers sometimes when I am doing little strips and it hurts like crazy.

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    I think you can buy a mini iron thing...I don't know if it's an attachment or if it's just a mini iron but it's made for small seams and quilting :)

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    :cry: :cry: :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanaMargaret
    I feel like I often get burned by my iron, despite how careful I try to be. Does anyone have any tried and true remedies that work to help the healing process? Thanks in advance!
    put cold yellow mustard on the burn---------pulls out the heat and helps prevent blisters.

    Then sit down and let the mustard work.

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    I know they make fingertip covers so that you don't burn yourself again!

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    Quick, grab an ice cube. What you do right away makes the difference in how fast you heal.

    Now try tilting your iron up so that the tip gets things ironed into place, then press. Really saves that steam burn to the finger tips.

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    Aloe plant. Break off the tip and rub it on the burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by DanaMargaret
    I feel like I often get burned by my iron, despite how careful I try to be. Does anyone have any tried and true remedies that work to help the healing process? Thanks in advance!
    put cold yellow mustard on the burn---------pulls out the heat and helps prevent blisters.

    Then sit down and let the mustard work.
    I agree with GrannieAnnie,yellow mustard straight from the fridge.

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    You could ask your Dr. for a Rx for 'silver sulfadene' cream in a tube. Excellent for burns!

    But ice water first, to cool everything down.

    Should you look at using a wooden clothespin to hold down those little pieces, to keep your fingers away from the iron?

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    I just saw at JoAnn's a little blue rubber thimble to wear when ironing small things. Wasn't very expensive either.

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    Thanks for the tips! Ice and aloe i've used, but I've never heard of mustard! Will have to try it! I knew I could count on you all for advice!

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    I wear my quilting gloves when I am doing a lot of ironing. Keeps my fingers from getting steamed,.

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    Sorry you are hurt. Cool Fingers from Sew Unique might help.

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    Aloe! I keep a plant just for this! :D

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    Aloe Vera either straight from the plant or you can get it at health food stores. Can also get it at Wally World, but it's not 100% Aloe. It's great for burns!!!!

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    I know this is a bit late, being that the burn did not just happen... but keep this in mind for any future mishaps... I know it will sound weird... but it works. I am a very clumsy person, always burning the tips of my fingers on something, be it a candle, the iron, hot pans, etc...

    when it happens, put the burned finger (tip or side) to your earlobe... not sure why but it pulls the heat out, and it heals pretty quickly (for me at least)....
    hold your finger to your earlobe while you head to the fridge for the ice and mustard, then to the aloe plant for the aloe... once done with those, go back to the fridge and make yourself a sandwich using the mustard and your favorite filler, and a nice ice cold drink of your choice.... of course... using ice.

    your finger will feel better, you won't be hungry or thirsty, as we all know we tend to forget to eat and drink when we start sewing.

    oh and don't forget to turn off the iron

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    lavender essential oil, applied sparingly. And, I'm curious about the mustard since if you use mustard as a poultice, you have to be very careful not to burn/blister the skin. Mustard was one of the first chemical weapons--mustard gas? it burns really badly if you're not careful.

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    I use a hair stylist glove found at Sally's for $5. It works great!

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    I use Aloe Vera. I'm always steaming my fingertips too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhaorth
    I know this is a bit late, being that the burn did not just happen... but keep this in mind for any future mishaps... I know it will sound weird... but it works. I am a very clumsy person, always burning the tips of my fingers on something, be it a candle, the iron, hot pans, etc...

    when it happens, put the burned finger (tip or side) to your earlobe... not sure why but it pulls the heat out, and it heals pretty quickly (for me at least)....
    hold your finger to your earlobe while you head to the fridge for the ice and mustard, then to the aloe plant for the aloe... once done with those, go back to the fridge and make yourself a sandwich using the mustard and your favorite filler, and a nice ice cold drink of your choice.... of course... using ice.

    your finger will feel better, you won't be hungry or thirsty, as we all know we tend to forget to eat and drink when we start sewing.

    oh and don't forget to turn off the iron
    Yep if you remember to do this right away, this does help.
    Also egg white.

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    Call your Dr. and get a prescription for Silverdine. It is for burns not serious enough to go to the ER. I'm forever getting a burn in the kitchen. It works fast and is the best thing for a bad sunburn too. I keep the jar in the fridge and it lasts for years. You can try home remedies but the stuff that is made for burns is the best.

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    I think I also read one time to use egg whites.

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    My mom used egg whites. That was back when eggs & bacon were good for you - we had plenty of egg shells after breakfast. That was also before permanent press clothes so there was a lot of ironing.

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    A&D Ointment or most any ointment to exclude air.

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