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I scalded the back of my hand with boiling tea that I had just removed from the stove. The pot tipped over and the tea spilled all over my left hand. I have never felt worse pain. I ran cold water on it for about five minutes, patted it dry ever so carefully then coated it with olive oil. Lots of it. The stinging lasted a while but was eventually gone in about two hours. What was amazing is the next day no one would even have known I went through such a traumatic event. My hand looks perfect. I thought for sure there would be some blistering.

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Putting butter or oil on a burn is about the worst thing you can do. Oil retains heat and keeps it there - on the burn. Lukewarm or cool water will remove heat quickly and that's what you want.

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