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I have a 2nd degree burn, do I pop the blister?

I have a 2nd degree burn, do I pop the blister?

Blister: It is better to leave the blister with protective dressing. Will need to avoid infection. If the blister breaks on it's own, will need a non adherent dressing for further healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...Read more


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Should i break a 2nd degree burn blister?

Should i break a 2nd degree burn blister?

Do not pop it: Protect it and try to keep it from breaking. If it does rupture dres it with a non stick dressing large enough to cover the area, if signs of infection then develop see your doctor. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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2nd degree burn is blistering? Should we pop the blisters and remove the skin?

2nd degree burn is blistering? Should we pop the blisters and remove the skin?

NO: Just let your body's own healing mechanisms play out. There's no benefit from bursting the blisters, and you could actually be doing yourself a disservice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it best to cover a 2nd degree burn, the blister popped straight after I burn it and don't want to get it dirty. Are you meant to cover burns?

Is it best to cover a 2nd degree burn, the blister popped straight after I burn it and don't want to get it dirty. Are you meant to cover burns?

Vaseline: Do not use silver nitrate, silver sulfadiazine, Silvadene, triple antibiotic, neosporin, bacitracin, peroxide. Water is good for it. Lubricate with vaseline or Aquaphor. If it is large, see a DR. Bioclusive and similar membranes are excellent. Avoid any dry dressing which can get glued to the wound. ...Read more

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When will the pain of a small 2nd degree burn caused by boiling water on skin causing redness blister and pain size of a dime subside?

When will the pain of a small 2nd degree burn caused by boiling water on skin causing redness blister and pain size of a dime subside?

2nd degree burns: 2nd degree burns are the heating of the epidermal layers of the skin causing protein denaturation and the transudate of tissue fluids with a bubbling of that epidermal layer. With this separation of skin layers the cutaneous nerve ending ate exposed and this the pain you are feeling. Upon blister opening, releasing the fluid transudate the pain should subside. Or place a medicate covering to cover ...Read more

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I have a 2nd degree burn on my finger (1/2'x1/2'). There was a blister there and the skin was peeled off.What could I do to reduce the wound scarring?

I have a 2nd degree burn on my finger (1/2'x1/2'). There was a blister there and the skin was peeled off.What could I do to reduce the wound scarring?

Not much needed: A 2nd degree burn will usually heal without much scarring as long as you protect it from the sun until it is completely healed. ...Read more

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I had a 2nd degree burn 16 days ago. Blister was punctured by the doctor on day 5. Subsequent skin grown back started to peel off now. is it normal?

I had a 2nd degree burn 16 days ago. Blister was punctured by the doctor on day 5. Subsequent skin grown back started to peel off now. is it normal?

Yes: The time for new skin under the blister is about right..let the old skin peel off normally ! Don't "help" it! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I got a 2nd degree burn last week on the back of my hand. It is starting to peel now and blisters when I exercise. How should I proceed?

I got a 2nd degree burn last week on the back of my hand. It is starting to peel now and blisters when I exercise. How should I proceed?

Vaseline or Aquaphor: Gentle use of cool water. Keep lubricated. Why diphenhydramine (Benadryl)? Why Ondansetron????? No need for any antiseptic or antibiotic. Avoid any dry bandage which gets glued to the skin. ...Read more

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I have a 6 wk old 2nd degree burn on my arm,blisters have healed but is very sensitive and red.What should I be putting on it and can I swim in ocean?

I have a 6 wk old 2nd degree burn on my arm,blisters have healed but is very sensitive and red.What should I be putting on it and can I swim in ocean?

Protect the area: If you are six weeks out, you should be able to take a nice ocean swim as long as you desire. Many use a vitamin E gel for its emollient, skin softening and sunscreen capabilities. Be sure to use adequate water tolerant sun protection and or swim after sundown. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more