Skip to comments.Need Help on Child's Burns (Vanity)
Posted on 08/07/2009 12:02:45 AM PDT by dannyboy72a
MY 7 yr old, autistic son, Matthew came home from his mother's house today with blisters on his arm and leg. I have tried to call her repeatedly to find out the source of the blisters, but no return call. So, I'm hoping some of the parents here will have seen something similar and can tell me whether it's something i need to be concerned about.
There are four burns on him. Two on his inner forearm, a large grouping of blisters on his inner calf, and a small one just above the large one on the leg. I don't know if these are fire burns, chemical burns or burns at all.
With Matthew being autistic, he is unable to tell me how he got them and his mother either is not aware of them (which is not impossible as she tends to pawn the kids off on grandma or others the limited time she has them) or is aware of what happened and does not want to admit to whatever it is. Either way, the sores cannot be more than three days old as she picked them up Monday morning and dropped them off Thursday afternoon.
If anyone can tell me whether this is something to be concerned about, whether it merits a doctor's visit.
I agree with you Raybbr, People are trying to help him and he is treating them very rudely. My question to Dannyboy is this. You stated that your son came home “Today”. Why are you posting pictures, making comments etc at 1 o’clock in the morning? You should have taken your son to the doctor already. If it is, a) poison ivy, B) a chemical or ciggarette burn, C) bug bites or D) hot candle wax. Why are you making a child that CANNOT communicate to you as you state suffer longer? And for the record, a child does not necessarily have to speak to be able to transmitt symptoms to you. If he itches, cries in pain, has a fever then you have a clue as to what you should do. Instead, your here posting crap about your ex wife. That is telling to me. She may be a bad mother as you say, but how good of a father are you if you have had the chance to take him to the doctor HOURS before your “concern” here on Freerepublic? Forgive me, I just hate ex bashing when a perfect opportunity to find out the truth ( and make sure his son was OK) by taking him to the doctor when he noticed his son condition.
As long as usuriol is present, it will spread by physically moveing it .... i.e. scratching, rubbing up against something ... mechanical xsfer. Uusally by the time ih has blistered the skiun the poison is fully absorbed by the bnody .. the fluuid in the blisters are the body’s way of healing. It will not transmit.
However ... it is that intial contact. Within a day if not washed or treated immediately just normal activities will spread it. You scratch your arm whee you had intitial contact ... but you don’t realize you have it yet. A moment later your nose itches, you rub it .. xsferring more of the poision ... and don’t you kno your ankle itches ... and you do so with that same contaminated hand and all of a sudden your ankle now has a rash forming. You rub your eye ... see the endless cycle. And then ... it is all over the body .. diluted each time and slowly being absorbed.
Want to know a low down drty trick. I am an avid Master Gardener. We have a neighborhood of punks that will destroy planter baskets and flowing pots just out of meanness. Well son of a gon ... wearing rubber glove I just started rubbing P ivy plnts stems all over the lips of the pots. Ceramic will not absorb it. It is not really water soluble, it will evntually rinse of ...
yeah ... after a couple of months I no longer had planters and baskets dumped by vandalous little snots.
Age and treachery will always win over a pis and vinegare meanness. grin
Oh .. by the way ... if you tangle with roots .. you got a quadruple dose.
That's not true. The "them" you speak of refers specifically to "Born to Conserve" and the snottiness you speak of started with him, BtC, unless my snottiness detector is out of whack today. Go back and read his (BtC) posts. Here are some examples:
"ITS POISON IVY!!!! Have you never been outside????" Well i used to play outside practically from sunup to sundown when i was a kid and never contracted poison ivy nor did any of my friends far as i know. Not everyone gets it and not everyone grows up in an area that has a problem with poison ivy.
"By the way, he was probably having lots of fun when he got it, and you seem as though you need a drink or a psychiatrist." Snotty?
"Poor kid. He got some poison ivy, and now his parents are going nuts or going to jail. What a bunch of ignoramuses." Snotty? Certainly a lack of charity, i'd say.
Now all of these examples came before DannyBoy responded "rudely" to him, as you put it.
check that, the last sentence should read: Now all of these examples came before DannyBoy responded snottily to him, as you put it. “Rudely” was from another post.
DO NOT take him back to that place. You should be filing charges with the state immediately.
For the Burns, get an Aloe Cactus from the local Grocery store, or Nursery, call around till you find one who has it. Once home cut off one of the leaves, slice it in half and using a spoon scoop out the jelly like meat of the leaf and put it in a bowl. With a fork or spoon mash the sticky goo up really well. You can do this with a partial leaf too. Then spread the goo on the burns. It will kill the pain almost immediately. If you have them bandaged, take off the existing bandages slather the goo on fresh ones and re apply them. You will need to re-apply this likely every 5 to 6 hours depending on how he is doing. Continue to use this stuff as long as the burns hurt. You can do this for weeks if you need to. This is one of the best burn treatments known to humanity, there is no pharmacy option as good as that plant.
This is something that needs to be reported to the authorities IMMEDIATELY, you should also involve your pediatrician, likely they can help you with the report.
This is pretty serious.
Poison Ivy is a Rash. If it was to blister, it would do so over a wide area, and not be as localized as it is.
That’s not Poison Ivy.
Hey you need to back off.
WAY off. Not only is that out of hand it is utterly irresponsible!
You got NO CALL to be poppin off like this.
jiminy crickets! will you please shut up!?
if it is an allergy they can give him something to clear it up.
No sense messing around with it
I got to say, the one mark on the arm looks like a spider bite to me.
One of the pictures look like a bite that was scratched by the child...One of the other pictures look like the start of poison ivy...My oldest son had a case of poison ivy so severe that I couldn’t even believe it was poison ivy until I took him to the doctor. It spreads with scratching..
You’re welcome, and i pray your son will be fully healed soon : )
I have no frigging idea what you are talking about hoss.
Try going back and actually reading the thread first. I said it did not look like the poison ivy my six year old manchild has right now on his arm and that it might be an allergic reaction to something or maybe staph if it turns blue and that the other poster was being a dick...and he was.
You find something different I posted you holler ok? I'll be here.
Yeah, I do not know. I had no advise to give but I sure was/am curious to find out what cause the affliction.
Hmmm, today's the 10th, so I assume it's poison ivy since we haven't heard since the 7th.
Yeah, I do not know. I had no advise to give but I sure was/am curious to find out what cause'd' the affliction.
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