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Ouchies.

So, a little while ago I turned on the dishwasher, and it was sounding kind of strange, like there was no water running through it. So I opened it up and poked around in there to see if I could see what was up, and noticed there was a straw down in the bottom so I grabbed it and touched the heating element at the bottom with the back of my middle finger.

I'm thinking it might be a second degree burn. It didn't hurt at first, and I ran it under cold water for 3 or 4 minutes and then laid down on the couch because I get squicked out when I look at even silly little injuries like this one. This looks different than any burn I've ever had though. It's white and I can tell it melted through the top layer of my skin 'cause there's a "dent" there now. It started hurting a little so I took an ibuprofen and now it's kind of a dull ache. I covered it right away so that I don't get it infected. And now all this typing is making it hurt more. So goodbye.

Ouch

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kimie
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
Owie!
drdardr
Sep. 29th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
Burns
Neo Sporin?
rivulet
Sep. 29th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Burns
I think it's oil-based, like Vaseline, so it keeps the heat in and I'm not supposed to use it. I might check Fred Meyer this morning though, to see if they have anything burn-related.
sayvandalay
Sep. 29th, 2008 11:13 am (UTC)
Oh yeah - the heating element in the dishwasher gets super hot! I've never touched mine but I've heard the drying dishes dripping down onto it and the water evaporates instantly in a loud tzzzz! I'd make sure you keep some ointment on that for the next while, covered in a bandaid.
melinika
Sep. 29th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
Ouch, hope that heals up okay!
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