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will a 2nd degree burn heal if the blister is not popped?

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Dr. Curtis Wong
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Second degree burns: Are healing under the blister. The blister has to rupture some day but if its over a week from the burn, its likely your skin is already healed.
Answered on Oct 5, 2018
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Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
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 i wouldnt use an ointment on blisters at all.
Answered on Aug 8, 2016
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