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what to do with a burn blister

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 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
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Protect it: If the blister is intact cover it and leave it alone. Check it every day to make sure there is no infection. Check your tetanus status.
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Protect: Keep the area clean, keep it moist with antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a bandage to protect it. As the skin beneath heals, the pain will reso ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not recommended: Until the wound is healed. Also use appropriate sun protection if outdoors.
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Skin = Protection: The skin is our best barrier to infection. Whenever there is an opening in the skin, the risk on infection is increased. It is better to wait for your ... Read More
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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: By definition a second degree burn is one with associated blistering without full thickness involvement of the skin.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
39 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 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 32-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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 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 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 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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