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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Wound Care (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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?

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?

Anal Fistula/Abscess: If these blisters are next to your anus they most likely represent a fistula that is trying to heal and resulting in abscess formation. The abscess fills with pus and hurts until it drains and the pain is relieved. You need surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I burst a blister caused my an insect bite?

Should I burst a blister caused my an insect bite?

No: Leave it there. The dead upper layer will protect the healing lower layer. ...Read more

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Do shingles blister always burst?

Do shingles blister always burst?

No: Vesicles in shingles (varicella zoster) often resorb on their own. They may burst , usually self-induced due to the severe itching. Earlt treatment is crucial, because after the reash and vesicles disappear, you can be left with post -herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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Burst chigger blister, what should I do?

Burst chigger blister, what should I do?

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

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What should I apply on shingles blisters that have just burst? Should I cover the area with any banadaging?

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

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What to do if I had a blister burn that burst?

What to do if I had a blister burn that burst?

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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I burned my leg with boiling water three days ago blisters have burst . Should i keep it covered and what should I put on it?

You have to be : Careful when you have a blister. Are you a diabetic or immunocompromised in any way? If it is getting worse meaning becoming red, hot or painful you need to see your physician to possibly get it drained, cultured and to start antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wounds is also known as Injuries and wounds. A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...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