• running water tends to be colder, standing water will start to absorb the heat from the room. If the bowl of water is cold enough, and you leave it in longer, it would do in a pinch. Id go for running water, followed by the frozen peas.
  • I always use an ice cube, followed by the sap of an aloe "leaf'
  • I tried that but was almost sent to jail for dipping my brothers head underwater for a shaving nick..............
  • You forgot to mention about screaming the 'F' word!
  • Holding a burn or scold under running cold water for about 10 minutes will really help to reduce the inflammation process and will also help to lessen the damage. After that a cool pack needs to be applied for a couple of hours.
  • If there are ice cubes in the water, great. The idea is to have the water as cold as possible without it being ice. water in a bowl doesn't stay real cold for long.
  • DO NOT USE COLD WATER. Water should be at room temperature the dramatic change in temperature on your skin can cause more damage to it. The water in the bowl will fill with bacteria quickly the running water will give a flow of slightly cleaner water. Hope this helps!
  • no, the bowl of water will hold the heat in the burn, whereas the running water will "rinse" the burn out.
  • Minor one, I put under hot water...stings like a dirty dog! but at least when you take it out of the hat water the air temp is cool, and its not annoying you all day/night!
  • Sure, it's only job is to reduce the immediate burning and swelling at the area of injury. The only further benefit to holding your hand in water after a minute or so would be a numbing affect. If you get 3rd degree burns over a large area of your body, it's not as though the hospital holds your body under running water for hours, or packs you in frozen peas. : )
  • For small burns, I first run very cold water on it and ice it briefly. Neosporin helps minor burns heal quickly.
  • I have been told that you have to prevent the heat from travelling inwards so use cold water.Someone else told me that a saline solution helps to prevent burns from leaving scar tissue.
  • The idea is to pull the heat out as fast as possible but you don't want to cause frost bite either. What I've been taught is that ice cubes are good because they numb the sensitivity to pain and they pull the heat out. Lacking ice cubes, cold water either in a bowl or running from a tap may be the next best thing. Running water would be better because it doesn't get warmer like water in a bowl would.
  • Depending on how bad the burn is, running water could actually wash the skin away. The absolute best way is ice cubes. I had a girl working for me that actually stuck her hand in the deep fryer which was something like 400 degrees. I shoved her hand into the ice in the ice machine and then, without taking it out, wrapped her hand in a towell with as much ice as I could manage to keep in it. I took her to the hospital and they wouldn't even unwrap it until the ice melted. She never even got a blister!
  • ... cold and pressure ... ... cold, to remove the excess heat and reduce the pain, and pressure to prevent blistering and swelling ... For a chemical burn, flowing water is better to rinse away the chemical ... for a thermal burn, as long as the water remains cold enough, running water or a bowl of water makes no effective difference. Just leave the hand immersed, with some pressure around the burned area, for several minutes.
  • The idea is to trick the physical body into believing the hot spot doesnt need to swell up for protection. the colder the better to counter act the tremendous amount of heat that was applied to the nervous system. you would need ice cubes in the bowl of water to make it work right. lots of ice cubes. lots of water.

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