Several years ago I worked for a metal plating business and worked around soldering irons. It was a frequent occurrence that workers – including myself – would get burns on our fingers and hands. As you may know getting burnt on the pad of your fingers is extremely painful and the pain can last for quite a while.
The standard treatment for these burns was an immediate cold water flush and then treating the area with Water-Jel. Water-Jel is a 2% Lidocaine gel which cools and soothes. I was pretty impressed with how well it worked. Now – it takes some time but after a pretty good finger burns the pain would decrease within 30-45 minutes and then gone within a couple hours. Please understand that when it comes to burns I am a total wuss and have never had any success with any cream or ointment.
I now maintain a supply of Water-Jel in my medical cabinet and use it whenever a family member receives a burn.
Figured I would pass this info on as burns just flat out suck and maybe it could help someone someday.
Anyone else use Water-Jel?