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Doctor insights on: Broken Blister Under Panniculus

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At what BMI does a panniculus start to form?

At what BMI does a panniculus start to form?

It depends: Factors other than bmi may well play into the formation of a panniculus of the abdominal wall. Such factors include body habitus, and soft tissue elasticity or lack thereof. ...Read more

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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


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My duahgter just spilled very hot soup on her lap, and now has a quarter sized blister on her thigh... Should i take her to an e.R. Or is there something i can use at home to make it feel a little better?

My duahgter just spilled very hot soup on her lap, and now has a quarter sized blister on her thigh... Should i take her to an e.R. Or is there something i can use at home to make it feel a little better?

Simple is best: A blister is when the body reacts to trauma (burn, friction, etc) by creating a water filled cushion to protect the area. This is natural response and should be protected with a simple dressing. Change it every other day and as needed. Gentle cleansing. Because the skin is intact, risk of infection is zero. If it pops, cover with a simple dressing to protect underlying tissues. It will heal fine. ...Read more

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What can I use for a blistering sunburn?

What can I use for a blistering sunburn?

Hydrate: Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin. ...Read more

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How should I treat my baby's sunburn? There's no blistering.

How should I treat my baby's sunburn?  There's no blistering.

Cool soaks.: Soak some washcloths or small towels in cool water and apply them frequently. For a baby, there's not much else to do except wait it out. The involved skin will peel as it heals - that's normal. But please learn a lesson from this and apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen to your baby (and yourself) whenever you go out in the sun. If you're out there for awhile, reapply it frequently. ...Read more

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How long will a blister ooze?

How long will a blister ooze?

Many possibilities: Depends on the size and type of blister. There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I quickly heal a blister?

How can I quickly heal a blister?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can you quickly heal a blister?

SImple means: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more

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What to do with a ripped off blister?

What to do with a ripped off blister?

See below: Blister can easily become infected. Wash and dry the area. Apply antibiotic ointment and loosely apply a bandage or gauze. Change the coverage as it gets dirty or wet. Allow for the area to heal without irritating the area. ...Read more