After I was absolutely sure that there was no residual heat left in my thumb (because I'd been holding ice on it for half an hour), I tried butter - figuring that it couldn't make it worse at this point.
Hey, this is science, sometimes we must suffer.
It hurt like crazy immediately. There was no helpful effect at all. I rinsed it off as fast as I could.
What ended up doing the trick was Solarcaine spray. So much for home remedies. Good thing Walgreen's is only a mile from here!
Happy Saturday! I'm headed to The Big City in the Middle with Karen.