Getting a nearly 2nd degree brownie burn got me thinking...I really have no idea what to do in this situation.
According to wikihow.com,
First degree and second degree burns that are fewer than three inches in diameter are generally considered minor burns. These types of burns usually heal quickly with minimal care. Follow these steps to administer first aid for minor burns.
1. Immerse the burn in cool or cold water. Ideally, you should hold the burned area under cold running water for about five minutes (or till the pain goes away). Do not put ice on the burn, as this can cause further damage to the skin.
2. Do not put on a bandage. Bandages will cut off air so it will take longer to heal.
3. Take an analgesic (pain reliever). Any of the common over-the-counter pain relievers will work.
4. Look out for signs of infection. Infection is uncommon with burns of this type, but is possible if blisters pop and are exposed to dirt.
Luckily nurse Kyle was home to help. We quickly realized, however, that we have a poor excuse for a first-aid kit. He used 3-year-old Neosporin, an old t-shirt, and tape to fix me up. Then we made a b-line to Walmart to stock up our medicine cabinet.
We got a clear plastic container big enough to hold a variety of supplies.
We stocked up on the usual stuff: bandaids of all sizes, tape, gauze, Neosporin, anti-itch cream, cough drops, cold medicine, and stomach pills (I frequently suffer from tummy challenges). We made sure to pitch everything expired or purchased for us by our moms when we went off to college.
Now in the event of any crafting, baking, or woodworking emergencies we are prepared.