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how do you treat blood blisters?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends on size: Small blisters (1 inch) will normally heal on their own. Do not let anythng rub on it. You can use a doughnut shaped pad to pressure of it.Keep it clean and dry. If it breaks do not remove the skin flap unless it is dirty. You can apply an anti-biotic ointment and loose bandage.Change it daily and do not wear shoes that will rub on the area. See dr. For increased redness, drainage, fever.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Blisters: It does depend on the location and size and cause and pain or not, but usually benign neglect.
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time.

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What causes blood blisters & is it ok to pop them?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Blood blisters: Blood blisters are normally caused by minor trauma--a good example is when you hit your finger with a hammer when missing the nail. These are not as prone to infections as blisters from excessive wear (eg, heel blisters) since the overlaying skin has not been chronically inflammed. So it is ok to pop them with sterile sharp point. If you do, keep covered afterwards for at least 24 hrs.
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How can you treat a blood blister?

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Dr. Jennifer Haley
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Leave or release: If the pressure is unbearable, clean it and a sterile needle with some alcohol and puncture it from the side to release the blood. Do not remove the roof as this will act as a natural dressing until the skin underneath heals and pushes this dead skin off. I recommend aquaphor and a bandage for 24 hrs after puncturing. And do not touch it if you are diabetic and it is on your foot - get checked.
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I popped a blood blister. What should I do to treat this?

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Dr. Marie Williams
Podiatry 39 years experience
Leave it alone: Protect itand let it dry out.
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Slappin' da bass today (cant stop the funk ), and i got a blood blister! how to treat this?

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How to treat flat blood blisters?

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Trauma related?: It should reabsorb on it's own. Don't need to burst blisters.

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