Even for me, though, it stung, badly; the throbbing, stinging pain was annoying, and I kept wanting to rub the wound even though rationally I knew that was just about the worst thing I could have done. The treatment was annoying as well; our faucet has two settings, scalding hot or ice cold and the tap water you're meant to use is cool not cold and I could understand why as only a couple minutes into the meant-to-be-20 I had my finger feeling numb.
Improvised by using a bowl to dip my finger in, but because of the wound location, it was difficult to keep it fully submerged the entire time, and once the finger left the bowl, didn't take long for the pain to resume. The initial band aid that I tried applying didn't work because it was too small and the wound was located in an awkward spot. I tried some indirect-contact ice (heavy layers of cloth between the ice and skin), which seemed to help, until the ice pack had melted pretty much.
With a new band aid and the benefit of an overnight rest, though, the pain's gone. I was planning on taking a shower today, but I don't want to re-dress the wound with a new bandaid just yet and adhesive bandages are notoriously not waterproof. (At least, not the one I'm wearing. The initial one which was too small might've been, but it was too small; this one is big enough, but almost certainly isn't.)
Of course, since I work today (at a pool, mind you), may need to anyway, but I usually don't get my right hand wet and if asked to, can point to the band-aid, say I burned myself, and would prefer not to get my right hand wet, working within my limits with my left hand (the hand I usually get wet anyway).
Can't hurt to be a little careful.