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Blister Caused By Bandaids
My blisters popped while practicing for jujitsu underneath the bandaid. What can I do to treat them?
I got a blister on the inside of my foot. I popped it open yesterday and covered it with a bandaid but it really hurts. What should I do now?
Ointment: In general, it is better to not "pop" a blister. The biggest concern is developing an infection. Get some sterile gauze and antibiotic ointment to apply to area and change twice a day until it is healed, if it starts looking red, swollen, or gets a purulent discharge you need to be seen. ...Read more
I cut my finger and have used bandaids and neosporin on it for 2wks. Now I have tiny blisters around where the bandaid was. What is it & how to treat?
Open blister on heel. I wore bandaids for 8 hours & was fine. Took them off & an hour later had itchy, linear welt across ankle. Late latex allergy?
Should I cover my poison ivy rash and unpopped blisters with a bandaid, or leave it exposed? It's on my upper arm, about an inch long and a cm wide.
Not the first thing: poison ivy is an immune reaction to an oil. The first thing would be to absorb the rest of the oil so you cannot spread it onto yourself (aveeno). Then depends on how much weaping/fluid. May need teflon guaze to absorp the fluid. Antibacterial creme may be a bit helpful and covering helps it. Ok, covered til scabbed. ...Read more
Protective: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under skin layers and causes bulging creating a protective fluid cushion we call a blister. As the area heals, the fluid is resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and the fluid drains. This should take about a week. Simple bandaids to protect are the tx. ...Read more
A non-painful ...: Clear fluid blister on the tip of the uvula is usually caused by a blocked minor salivary gland. These usually go away without intervention. Any lesion on the palate that persists should be looked at by specialist. Cancer in the minor salivary glands is rare but can be devastating if there is a significant delay in diagnosis. ...Read more
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