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Blister And Burst And Wound Care
Usually it is better: To keep a blister intact to reduce chances of infection. ...Read more
Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment ...Read more
I was bit by a horse fly 3 days ago which has a large blister. How long will it take for the blister to burst and should it be covered up when it does?
A few days: What you're seeing is your body's immune response. It should go away in 4-5 days. If it lasts longer or gets worse it could be the start of an infection. It's best to leave the area alone and only cover it if its in an area that gets rubbed. ...Read more
I have blisters that develop on the neo side of my anal creavice every eek or so. It. Is a bit painful pre bursting then after few second it stops?
No: Leave it there. The dead upper layer will protect the healing lower layer. ...Read more
Keep it clean: Get chiggers off your skin asap by rubbing w a cloth or showering in warm water w soap. You can apply Hydrocortisone cream or take oral antihistamines for itching. There are products you can buy specifically to treat chiggers. Chigger bites usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection. ...Read more
What should I apply on shingles blisters that have just burst? Should I cover the area with any banadaging?
Yes do that as....: Cool water compresses to any weeping blisters ~ 20 minutes several times will soothe and help dry the blisters, at which point stop the compresses. Applying petroleum jelly can aid healing. Keep the area clean with mild soap and water. Do not scratch. Wear loose clothing. ...Read more
Keep it clean: A blister is the best covering for a burn, the skin heals underneath and it is sterile. Once ruptured, remove the dead skin and keep it clean-soap & water are fine. If needed, a non-adherent dressing is best, but don't keep it covered up all the time. ...Read more
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