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popped burn blister

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Debride: You need to cut away the dead skin and applt an antibiotic ointment to the opened area and cover it with a dressing. You also shld check on your tetan ... Read More
Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Try: Bacitracin or aquaphor and non stick gauze.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
Keep covered: The main risk of popped blisters associated with burns is the risk of infection. It is important to keep the area clean, covered with an antibiotic cr ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Local hygiene: There will always be a component of scarring with healing. Wash the area with plain old soap and water. Apply some antibiotic ointment. Cover with dr ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Get it to heal: As quickly as possible what is nature of burn?
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV is Hard to Get: You are 22 years old. Hiv is not 'alive in the air'. The way HIV is contracted is well known and has not changed once in the thirty years of the epi ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Unlikely : It is unlikely you can contract HIV from dried blood. The blood is "dead" when dried out, so HIV (a virus) cannot spread from this source.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
39 years experience Pediatric Surgery
You describe a 2nd-: ...Degree or partial-thickness burn that will heal on its own, given good wound care. Keep the wound clean and apply antibiotic ointment to it until h ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Risk for infection: The blister prevents the body from getting infected as well as covering nerve endings so you will likely feel more uncomfortable if the blister is pop ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaad Samra
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sure: Though not necessary, popping the blisters can hasten recovery in my opinion. Once popped, use an antibiotic ointment to keep the wound moist and prot ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
26 years experience Dermatology
No: Popping blisters can lead to ulceration which can lead to scarring. Cover and use topical ointment or an antibiotic until it heals.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Absolutely not: Admittedly its going to be hard to protect them unless you quit walking this is a possibly serious place to have burns so have a doctor look at them.

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