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what to do with a burn blister

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends in deprh: Superficial (1st degree) burns with redness require minimal treatment with an ointment & possible nsaids (if not sensitive). Partial thickness injury( ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not recommended: Until the wound is healed. Also use appropriate sun protection if outdoors.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: By definition a second degree burn is one with associated blistering without full thickness involvement of the skin.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Yes, it can be: Yes, it can be. Usually a deeper burn will not blister as all the skin elements are burnt at the site of injury and cannot respond to form a blister.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO!!!!!: Bacitracin does not prevent infections. Bacitracin is a common sensitizer. It is one of the most common causes of allergic reactions. Usually the reac ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Do not break: It will eventually burst but it will feel more comfortable if you have a bandage cushioning it. It is sterile while a blister.If gets worse see a doct ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
BURN BLISTER HAND: WHEN DID IT HAPPEN? UNTIL YOU CAN SEE YOUR DOCTOR, SOAK YOUR HAND IN WARM (NOT HOT) WATER. SOAK IN AND OUT FOR 15 MINUTES EVERY 2 OR 3 HOURS. GET A WH ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 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 female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: The new healing skin under the blister will be thin, pink & sensitive to touch. Infection would be redness and swelling in the normal skin around the ... Read More
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