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A 58-year-old female asked:

Should you peel the dead skin off a blister and let the new skin heal? or should you leave it alone? there is no fluid left under the top layer.

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Blister: Do not remove the dead skin from the blister as it will come off by itself in time. If you take off the dead skin, it will leave immature skin which is more likely to be infected.
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
Leave it alone.: And cover it with a bandaid. Blisters heal faster when they are covered.
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Last updated Jan 16, 2022

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