Scalded Again!

There was a very brief sharp pain. I looked down. A morsel of winter melon from the soup that had been simmering in the slow cooker had dropped off from the ladle and landed on my sarong. It burnt my fingers when I tried to pick it up. I lifted the sarong. I was half expecting to see a blister. A patch of redness had developed where the winter melon landed. There was no pain. I quickly patted the sore with tap water to cool it down.

Scald blister
Scald blister on my left thigh.

By evening, the redness had swelled into a blister. Still no pain. I have very little sensation there. The first time I got scalded, it was worse than this but the wound healed pretty quickly. I am banking that it will be the same this time. In many ways, I am lucky that Wuan does most of the cooking and handling of hot liquids. If not, scald blisters like this would be a common occurence on my thighs.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

6 thoughts on “Scalded Again!”

  1. Oh, my, Peter! I was wincing in pain as I was reading your post. I think your burn is a first or second degree.

  2. Apply aloe vera gel!!! I get scalded from oil spatters when I cook & I have a bottle with a pump on standby. Sorry to hear of this. Wear an apron when in the kitchen!!! 😀

  3. I did think about aloe vera on hindsight. There is a tube in the bedroom and a couple of very large aloe vera plants outside. Admittedly, I was careless. I should have placed the dish on the table instead of my lap when ladling hot food.

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