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Best Way To Lance A Blister
Do blisters from 2nd degree burns resolve on their own or do they need to be lanced? How long is healing process? How can I expect it to look after?
Leave them be!: Most physicians say that blisters less than 2cm in diameter should be left alone unless they appear infected. I recommend you see a physician for this. The issue of scaring can be variable. One recommendation is to use a high SPF sunscreen on the burn area for 3 to 6 months if exposed to the sun. This will limit pigment changes. Tetanus status is also important. Best choice is to see a Dr. ...Read more
I have a hole on top of my knee It was a dark red blister. I lanced it n a lot I mean a lot of puss came out n shot everywhere. I got it clean n now it's a dark red hole that leaks clear liquid. Around the hole is red and beneath the skin the size of a ha
I think lanced pilonidal cyst infection has gotten worse big blister like bubble formed should I go to the er?
I have a herniate belly button. Underneath to the left was a very small blister. I lanced it and it won't stop weeping clear fluid. It's been 4 days so far. I am keeping it clean, treating with Neosporin, and covered with sterile gauze and bandage.
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Generally there are two types of blisters, blood filled (deep injury) and fluid filled (superficial). The fluid filled is the most common and can be simply popped and apply triple antibiotic ointment to the area with bandaid. Leave the roof because it will fall off on its own, no need to peel it. If you have a blood blister, see you physician because it may be a bigger injury inside. ...Read more
TLC: Antibiotic ointment and a protective non-stick bandage (changed once or twice a day) for starters. Avoid any friction or rubbing on the area. If the area looks infected - weeping or draining fluid, or increasing tenderness, redness, or swelling, or other concerning symptoms - would be best to get an evaluation. Protect it from sun exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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