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i got a thermal burn with blisters why does the blister gets bigger and bigger and should i pop it

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Blister is damage: The blister is the full damage to the skin. Cold compresses will help. If the blister is tight or uncomfortable it can be opened but do not remove the ... Read More
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
19 years experience Dermatology
Normal process: You have at least a 2nd degree burn. This also leads to damage of superficial vessels in the 2nd layer of skin resulting in fluid (plasma) leaking out ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Second degree burn: will blister and cause pain. You will need to be examined and placed on antibiotic burn cream and check your tetanus status.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
43 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
It will hurt: It will hurt no matter what you do. I recommend BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)--a food preservative anti-oxidant in a dose of 2,000 mg per day (split ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janetta Carolin Malan
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Treatment plantar wa: The whole strategy is to come as near the the cell or cells that house the wart virus. So you have to gently peel outer skin with a clean disposable r ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
47 years experience Dermatology
No: would permit the blister to dry up naturally, by using combination of healing oint, possibly antibacterial creams, and cold soaks few times per day. i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: When a blister pops it is a portal for possible infection. Keep it clean and watch for any signs of infection.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Do not pop: Apply silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) and allow it to heal on its own. Popping it risks superinfection of the wound.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
35 years experience Trauma Surgery
Great Question: Not even all burn units agree on this. However, i would suggest that you don't pop it, but have it seen by an appropriate specialist.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Leave it.: Leave it. As tempting as it is to "pop" blisters, leave them alone.
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Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Salivary gland: A mucocele or mucus retention cyst is a minor salivary gland that becomes occluded and can look like a large fluid filled blister in the mouth. A muc ... Read More

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