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if a bug bite has a blister top on it do you pop the blister or will that make it worse

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Leave it alone: By opening it artificially you will create an open inflamed surface onto which bacterial growth may occur. If you can tolerate leaving it alone, do s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Blister: If a blister is sterile, it does not need to be popped and may actually act as a barrier to infection. If their is surounding redness or tenderness, p ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No, if this is : Likely an allergic rxn. See dr. Bites may cause no sx's/signs except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. When there's a reaction, it may sh ... 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 35-year-old female asked:
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Viral infection: The collection of symptoms you describe point very clearly to a viral infection as the most likely cause. If they are multiple small blisters than com ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Cellulitis: You need oral antibiotic for 7-10 days. See your doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
NO: That would increase your chance of developing an infection.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Usually recommend : That you don't break open a blister from a bug bite to reduce chances of developing an infection.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Try not to: You would be creating a portal for infection.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
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Need more info: You have come to the right place. Unfortunately rashes are difficult if impossible to diagnose without seeing. It is not clear where these are either. ... Read More

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