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A 39-year-old female asked:

received stitches on left ring finger tip. bandages closed with blue plaster / adhesive. skin around the bandage / plaster has formed a large blister. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Blister: The blister may be from reaction to plaster or breakdown from rubbing. May also reflect a tight fit which can compromise blood supply, ( pain?) Since it can get infected I would go back to the clinic and ask that they remove the plaster and just use gauze in the area. After 24-48 hours the skin is sealed so that should be sufficient unless there was a fracture. But get it checked out anyway

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Last updated Oct 26, 2020

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