Posted:I accidentally got a good amount of lamp oil in my shoe (not while it was on my foot) which evaporated but left enough soaked in there to still cause irritation to skin if touched for a while. I put on my socks and shoes as normal the next day, not knowing of the soaked-in lamp oil, and went to an SAT course.
4 hours later I stand up and notice my left foot hurts a little bit. I took off my shoe, and 90% of my foot is dark dark red, coarse, very painful, and burns.
I went home and washed it with cold running water, which helped for a bit, but the horrible pain came back rather quickly. Anyone have anything that might help? Is lotion a bad idea? Heeeeeelp!
Posted:I went to a fire spinning gathering on the beach last night... had *SO* much fun. 30-ish fire spinners with 70 or 80 drummers/spectators. I woke up on the beach in the morning and looked at my foot, and it has broken open There's about a 1 square inch (about 2.5 squared CM) wound, bleeds a little bit, hurts a lot. The skin came off it pretty quickly and it is getting bigger the more I touch it (I know I shouldn't but I have to )
Thanks for the advice, I'm headed to a doctor now.
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Posted:I harbour a deep suspicion that playing with fire fuel has totally spannered my allergies. I now have an *intense* allergy to tegaderm (that means most medical bandages, esp band-aids/elastoplast) which makes barefoot festivals quite complicated. Now i have a vigorous rinse at each fire session after having handled the Shell Sol. No Kero. on a lighter note, sounds like yoo had great times nonetheless, millenium!!