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I saw a small blister on my inner thigh during the weekend, I have been keeping a band aid on it but more skin comes off after the band aid is off.

I saw a small blister on my inner thigh during the weekend, I have been keeping a band aid on it but more skin comes off after the band aid is off.

Maceration: Dead skin which is occluded beneath a bandage will stay moist and easily peel off when the bandage is removed. In some cases keeping a wound moist is beneficial, such as with an abscess. Options for avoiding this recurrent moisture problem include leaving the wound open to air when not engaged in activities that increase risk of infection, or using non-adherent type bandages.

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Band-aid stuck to blister, what to do?

Band-aid stuck to blister, what to do?

BAND-AID & BLISTER: WHERE IS THE BLISTER? I ASSUME IT'S ON THE SKIN . . . BUT WHERE? WARM WATER SOAKING FOR 30 TO 40 MINUTES, 3 OR 4 TIMES DAILY, AND THEN GENTLY PEEL AWAY. OR YOU CAN, TRY NAIL POLISH REMOVER -- ACETONE -- AND SEE IF THAT WORKS. BEST LUCK!

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Will a band aid help a open cut or blister from wearing sandals heal quicker?

Will a band aid help a open cut or blister from wearing sandals heal quicker?

Yes. Avoid Friction: What you describe is a frictional blister. Best way to heal this is to avoid direct friction or rubbing of the area. Protecting the area with a band-Aid or new skin or other protective dressing will allow the site to heal. Avoiding contact over the site will allow it to heal faster. Covering the blister with petroleum jelly (Vaseline) will prevent it from forming a scab which will also help.

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Can you put a special band aid on your boinion and would it help heel it?

NO: Splint some time it work for mild bunion, but you need arch support hope to avoid surgery, even surgery is not bad if the podiatrist know what hes doing.

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I have a 2 inch cut on my lower leg that hasn't healed yet. after taking of my band aid there was a slimy substance on it. should i be worried?

I have a 2 inch cut on my lower leg that hasn't healed yet.  after taking of my band aid there was a slimy substance on it. should i be worried?

Clean it: With soap and water and pat it dry. If it comes of and does not look infected that is good. Get se bacitracin at the store and put it on it. Leave it open to the sunlight if you can bandsidsnare very bad and should not be used . They don't let the skin breathe and that slimy stuff builds up. If you need to cover it use gauze and paper tape so it can still breathe the air. Use the bacitracin twice

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My 2 year old son stepped on a turtle bone that went into his foot. It looks good, but I don't know if I should take him to get a shot or what? I'm currently applying triple antibiotic and a band-aid..

My 2 year old son stepped on a turtle bone that went into his foot. It looks good, but I don't know if I should take him to get a shot or what? I'm currently applying triple antibiotic and a band-aid..

See your doctor: Puncture wounds are particularly prone to infection. Depending on the depth of the wound it may be best to have your son on an oral antibiotic. Topical antibiotics will not help deep wound infections. Also an x-ray needs to be performed to be sure there is no foreign body (fragment of turtle bone) in the wound.

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Docs, could a bacterial culture be taken from a band aid?

Docs, could a bacterial culture be taken from a band aid?

Could but: It is better to take culture from the wound, as the band aid is likely to be contaminated with normal skin bacteria.

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Green pus on band aid when i took it off cut on 3 year old. Cut was brown yesterday, red today. No scab. Using abx oint. Infected?

Green pus on band aid when i took it off cut on 3 year old. Cut was brown yesterday, red today. No scab. Using abx oint. Infected?

Maybe: If red sore hot and swelling then yes infected. Try cleaning with peroxide and using neosporin or polymixin topical antibiotics (or calendula) and see if that helps. Change bandaid twice a day for now and if it is getting worse have child seen.

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I do not want to die. I just want to know how to prevent an infection. Is using the band-aid disinfectant foaming stuff good to use?

I do not want to die. I just want to know how to prevent an infection. Is using the band-aid disinfectant foaming stuff good to use?

My, the drama!: It is extremely rare these days for people to die of infections starting in cuts or other minor wounds. For typical cuts and scrapes, just keep it clean and dry until healed. Disinfectants don't help much, but they don't hurt anything, so feel free if it gives you more confidence. Most important, see a doctor ASAP if a wound develops spreading redness, fever, or a red streak up the arm or leg.

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I had a whitehead form and i popped it in the shower. I placed a band aid on it, and the next day it formed into a pimple does this sound right?

I had a whitehead form and i popped it in the shower. I placed a band aid on it, and the next day it formed into a pimple does this sound right?

yes: The white material that popped was sebaceum and that sebaceum was not completely emptied out from the sciatic and it cause and inflammation to perform as the body is trying to expel it. If sebaceum pops out and needs to be cleaned out completely for to go away quickly.

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My 3 yo has a cut right at pant line that wont heal b/c the scab keeps getting torn off. B/c of location band aid or tegaderm won't stick. Ideas?

Liquid bandage: Try using the liquid bandage available at most drug stores, and then putting some antibacterial ointment over the area daily - pant will get a little greasy but friction will be reduced!

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I don't have polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or neosporin or anything to put on before the band aid. Is there anything else that would work?

I don't have polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or neosporin or anything to put on before the band aid. Is there anything else that would work?

Neosporin: While, it may possibly be of some benefit, there is no documented proof that topical ointments such as neosporin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) increase healing. Most important is to keep the site clean and ti keep it covered.

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I smashed a glass bottle and it cut under my knuckle is there any ligaments, tendons that i could of cut when i did that i got a band aid on it now ?

I smashed a glass bottle and it cut under my knuckle is there any ligaments, tendons that i could of cut when i did that i got a band aid on it now ?

Hand injury: Yes, there are tendons in the area around your knuckles. If you can move everything normally, and you don't have any numbness, and you're sure you got all the glass out, you should be okay. Still, best to see a doc in person for evaluation.

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