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Can I Cover My Blister With A Band Aid
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
Depends: It is important to keep wounds clean and moist to facilitate healing. Topical antibiotic ointment, with or without coverage with a bandage, is sometimes prescribed. Make sure the scar is not exposed to significant sunlight to avoid darkening the scar. Follow up with the physician who removed the mole. ...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
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
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
Big toe nail fell completely off & new nail is growing looks pretty good so far should I keep it covered w/band aid? It's embarrassing when in public.
I cut my finger pretty deep (a good ~2-3mm) yesterday with a knife at home. It bled for about 15 minutes, but I cleaned it with clean water immediately and covered it tight with a band-aid shortly after. What infections do I need to worry about, if any?
Staph: Staph infections are the most common skin infections but you don't really need to worry about the type of infection just make sure you keep it clean and see a doctor if you have any redness or pus around the wound. Also if you you have not had a tetanus shot in the last five years it would be good to get that updated now. ...Read more
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