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Band-aid stuck to blister, what to do?

Band-aid stuck to blister, what to do?

BAND-AID & BLISTER: WHERE IS THE BLISTER? I ASSUME IT'S ON THE SKIN . . . BUT WHERE? WARM WATER SOAKING FOR 30 TO 40 MINUTES, 3 OR 4 TIMES DAILY, AND THEN GENTLY PEEL AWAY. OR YOU CAN, TRY NAIL POLISH REMOVER -- ACETONE -- AND SEE IF THAT WORKS. BEST LUCK! ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Will a band aid help a open cut or blister from wearing sandals heal quicker?

Will a band aid help a open cut or blister from wearing sandals heal quicker?

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

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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.

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 more

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I had a mole removed. Does the wound heal better covered with a band aid or uncovered?

I had a mole removed. Does the wound heal better covered with a band aid or uncovered?

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 more

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Is it better to leave a child's skin scrapes covered with a band-aid or uncovered?

Is it better to leave a child's skin scrapes covered with a band-aid or uncovered?

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 more

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Can you tell me if to leave it open or cover it with a band aid.Is it okay to keep a wound open?

Can you tell me if to leave it open or cover it with a band aid.Is it okay to keep a wound open?

All wounds: should be cleaned gently of debris, no-viable tissue and blood, kept moist and mechanically protected until healed. Leaving "open to the air" is a common mistake leading to re-injury and delay in healing. ...Read more

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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?

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