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Can I Cover My Blister With A Band Aid
Yes. Avoid Friction: What you describe is a frictional blister. Best way to heal this is to avoid direct friction or rubbing of the area. Protecting the area with a band-Aid or new skin or other protective dressing will allow the site to heal. Avoiding contact over the site will allow it to heal faster. Covering the blister with petroleum jelly (Vaseline) will prevent it from forming a scab which will also help. ...Read more
I saw a small blister on my inner thigh during the weekend, I have been keeping a band aid on it but more skin comes off after the band aid is off.
Maceration: Dead skin which is occluded beneath a bandage will stay moist and easily peel off when the bandage is removed. In some cases keeping a wound moist is beneficial, such as with an abscess. Options for avoiding this recurrent moisture problem include leaving the wound open to air when not engaged in activities that increase risk of infection, or using non-adherent type bandages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apply it: Use the band aid and cover the area. ...Read more
Oncovered generally: Once the area has granulation tissue and a scab is forming, or if you had stitches, and the area is clean, "opening it to air" with often promote faster healing. Occluding with a band aid is important at first to keep dirt out of the area to avoid infection though. Topical antibioitc creams are also recommended for wound healing and infection control. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wound care: Covering a wound does help protect against bacteria. And keeping it a little moist will help reduce scarring. A good general recommendation is to simply cover a minor wound with plain vaseline and a bandaid. If you feel you need an antibiotic ointment then just use it for the first day. However, vaseline (petrolatum) is just fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
And how do you keep poisen ivy rashes from spreading, and is it a bad idea to cover it with a band-aid?
Avoid the plant: It will spread wherever the plant has been in contact with your skin. Leave it open. ...Read more
I have a burn on my forearm from a toaster. No pain and is healing nicely but the band aid glue is making me so itchy! What else can I cover with?
Pad and gauze wrap: You can get a sterile pad for the burn and gauze and wrap the burn. These are available at pharmacies. ...Read more