While I read and type on my computer, I lie on my back with the computer edge sitting on my ribs sort of on my breastbone. Yes, it is uncomfortable.
Today, I felt something wet on my computer and just above my elbow. ??? My computer is leaking on me? This is confusing. I wonder if it is toxic.
As I wiped my arm, I could feel the bed was damp. Is the ceiling leaking on me?
Finally, I saw it. I burned myself on my upper, inside arm on the left arm as I leaned to get a pan out of the oven. It hurt like blazes. But, the pain soon subsided. I put nothing on it, figuring it was okay. I have not looked at it in two days. Today, it obviously had a blister on the two inch burn. Now, I am slightly concerned about an infection.
This is a first for me because I have never gotten a blister from a burn. Usually, there is an extremely hard spot that forms. I asked a doctor why I never get blisters from bad burns, just this hard spot. He did not know why. Now, I wonder why I got a blister that people normally get.
Yikes, the blister is two inches long, at least and almost a half inch wide at the widest. AND, the skin is peeling off.
I really don't understand how a person can go for 70 years without a blister from a burn and suddenly have one form over a burn.
When I was three or four, I pushed in the cigarette lighter, let it pop out, then felt the end with my index finger. Did I ever cry!!! The lighter did not look red, what I associated with hot. That is the only explanation I have for touching it. When I say end of my finger, remember, I was three so this involved my finger where fingerprints are located.
(I was inside the car, supposed to sit still in the back seat. My mother was right outside the car.)
The end of my finger had little circular burn marks immediately. The fingertip was burned to crunchy. I remember how strange and crunchy it was and worried it would be like that forever. It did not blister, just dried up and peeled off. The whole end of my finger was just a scab--no blister. The scab made playing or doing anything almost impossible.
I do remember Mama saying that my skin was like Daddy's.
My mother put nothing on it because we were not at home. Maybe I should put a huge bandaid on this. Or, maybe I will just let it air out and dry for a while.
At least my computer is not leaking, just me.
Three hours later: I scratched my arm and all the skin over the blister came off! It is tender, very tender!
Note: Even if you never read comments, please read Anne's comment below.
Do you get a hard place instead of a blister when you burn yourself? Did you ever deliberately put your finger in a cigarette lighter, the kind that plugs into the dash of the car?