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Can I pop a blister after it has been burnt off with liquid nitrogen?

Can I pop a blister after it has been burnt off with liquid nitrogen?

Blister: The only real risks with popping a blister induced by liquid nitrogen treatment is possibly introducing bacteria that might cause an infection and possibly causing a scar. Neither risk is very great, but are possible. If you keep it clean, use an antibiotic ointment, it should be ok. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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Should I pop a blood blister from wart treatment with liquid nitrogen?It's been 3 weeks, and if I pop it should I remove/cut all the skin has the virus?

Should I pop a blood blister from wart treatment with liquid nitrogen?It's been 3 weeks, and if I pop it should I remove/cut all the skin has the virus?

Blister from freeze: Take a sterile needle or pin, and clean the skin, and then poke the blister and try to push the contents out, without ripping the skin too much. The top skiin is likely already dead and the wart virus is likely not active or alive. ...Read more

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For wart treated with liquid nitrogen, what happens if it blisters?

For wart treated with liquid nitrogen, what happens if it blisters?

Common: To blister after cryotherapy for warts. If a blister forms best to leave it alone. If it breaks, clean the area to prevent the possible spread of the wart virus. Avoid contact with the fluid, which may contain the wart virus. Often the blister will dry up over the next few days, and the wart may fall off. ...Read more

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I had some warts frozen today with Liquid Nitrogen and they have gotten big painful blisters. How long will that last? Will they return?

I had some warts frozen today with Liquid Nitrogen and they have gotten big painful blisters. How long will that last? Will they return?

Liquid nitrogen tx: The blisters will eventually slough off in one to 3 weeks. New skin will appear beneath the scab. One treatment may or may not cure your warts. Time will tell if you need another treatment later on. ...Read more

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I had 4 warts treated with liquid nitrogen and only 2 have got big blisters around them. The others have a dark grayish color. What does this mean?

I had 4 warts treated with liquid nitrogen and only 2 have got big blisters around them. The others have a dark grayish color. What does this mean?

Treatment is working: Freezing treats warts by killing the wart tissue. It also kills normal tissues, with the same results as a burn. It souns like the liquid nitrogen also did a bit of damage to surrounding skin. This is normal with such treatment; it really can't be avoided. Just keep the area clean and dry. No worries, but if any concerns or questions, contact the doctor or clinic treating you. ...Read more

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I'm asking for my fiancé. He delivers liquid nitrogen. A few days ago he accidentally had some go inside his boot. He had a huge blister that appeared?

I'm asking for my fiancé. He delivers liquid nitrogen. A few days ago he accidentally had some go inside his boot. He had a huge blister that appeared?

Frost bite: Liquid nitrogen being very cold will cause instant frost bite on contact with skin. It would be prudent to see a doctor to check that deeper tissues are not affected. In the meantime, he should apply an antibiotic ointment, like neosporin, to prevent infection. He should have reported the accident in case he incurs any disability from the accident. ...Read more

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I had some sun spots on my arm and hand. 4 days, ago my Dermatologist removed them with liquid nitrogen. Now the are darker and blistering, and some are darker and flat. Is this normal healing? How long will they take to go away?

I had some sun spots on my arm and hand. 4 days, ago my Dermatologist removed them with liquid nitrogen. Now the are darker and blistering, and some are darker and flat. Is this normal healing? How long will they take to go away?

Under 2 weeks: IT Is normal for the areas to blister become darker and look almost like bloody blisters, In the course of a week they will darken dry and in most cases peel off. It can take a solid 2 weeks for the areas to clear. Just keep them clean and don't pick at them ...Read more

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I have little bumps behind both my ears that itch and when i scrath them they hurt like a blister popping but no liquid comes out?

I have little bumps behind both my ears that itch and when i scrath them they hurt like a blister popping but no liquid comes out?

See a doctor: There is a good chance that you are having some kind of gungal reaction you can use either a cream or a poweder same that use for athlete foot over the counter my advice go and see a doctor so you could be examined and treated properly ...Read more

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What is the best product to fade away the dark spot on my face cause of liquid nitrogen? It's been 10 mons. Now.

What is the best product to fade away the dark spot on my face cause of liquid nitrogen? It's been 10 mons. Now.

Dark spot: The dark spot may represent postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Products like retinoids, hydroquinone, and some bleaches may help. You should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is alpha beta peel can fade away the dark spot cause of liquid nitrogen, sun damaged & hyperpigmentation?

Is alpha beta peel can fade away the dark spot cause of liquid nitrogen, sun damaged & hyperpigmentation?

Glycolic Acid Peels: These alpha/beta (glycolic acid) peels are superficial chemical peels and remove a few layers of dead skin with each peel. Sometimes, after several peels (every 4 weeks) the sun spots, freckles, and pigmentation can lighten sufficiently. You can combine these peels with other topical creams and lighteners to get a better effect. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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Have a liquid nitrogen burn on my toes now for 5 days. Starting to have pain on top of my foot and is very sensitive. What would cause this pain?

Have a liquid nitrogen burn on my toes now for 5 days. Starting to have pain on top of my foot and is very sensitive. What would cause this pain?

Burns of any kind: Are serious injuries and you need to be seen by a doctor. You need to know if your tetanus history is upto date, if not get a booster. Do not underestimate a burn.
Additionally, sometimes, antibiotics are required. ...Read more

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What are some causes for small bumps with a clear liquid, like blisters, to pop up on your hands and feet? I am a diabetic, but have kept it in check with my diet. Other than that these blisters come up at times and sometimes they don't.

What are some causes for small bumps with a clear liquid, like blisters, to pop up on your hands and feet? I am a diabetic, but have kept it in check with my diet. Other than that these blisters come up at times and sometimes they don't.

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

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Used liquid nitrogen to freeze wart, is this normal?

Used liquid nitrogen to freeze wart, is this normal?

Yes: Using liquid nitrogen is a very common treatment for warts. ...Read more

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Does liquid nitrogen help fade or get rid of stretch marks?

Does liquid nitrogen help fade or get rid of stretch marks?

Stretch marks: No absolutely not. Cryotherapy is used to freeze off and remove raised lesions such as Actinic Keratosis or Warts. Stretch marks are atrophic scars and there is no indication for use of liquid nitrogen that is clinically proven and is evidence based. ...Read more

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Dr. Treated a sunspot with liquid nitrogen. How successful is this? Is there a chance of scarring? Can I try other remedies if this doesn't work?

Dr. Treated a sunspot with liquid nitrogen. How successful is this?  Is there a chance of scarring? Can I try other remedies if this doesn't work?

Yes: Usually very successful and rarely results in significant scarring. Certainly one can move on to trying other solutions if this is not successful. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for allergic reaction to liquid nitrogen?

What is the treatment for allergic reaction to liquid nitrogen?

Impossible: You had a burn from the liquid nitrogen which can happen. It is impossible to be allergic to nitrogen. Nitrogen is the predominant element in air so if you were truly allergic, you'd be long dead by now. Scientifically, you can only develop allergies to protein molecules which are organic compounds. Nitrogen is inorganic. ...Read more

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Does liquid nitrogen to remove moles leave scars?

Does liquid nitrogen to remove moles leave scars?

It depends on the: Size of the mole, how deep it goes, how long he has to freeze it, your skin color. The bottom line is: if it requires extensive cryo, the more likely it is to leave a scar ...Read more

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How long after liquid nitrogen treatment on a wart does the wart come off?

How long after liquid nitrogen treatment on a wart does the wart come off?

Layers: It takes several treatments sometimes, because each treatment takes a layer of skin off, and warts have many layers of affected skin, much like an onion, you need to kill off, then remove that layer of skin, to get to the base of the wart, for total removal ...Read more

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My 13 year old son had his warts frozen with liquid nitrogen however the skin around is badly burned. Pls help with the best treatment option?

My 13 year old son had his warts frozen with liquid nitrogen however the skin around is badly burned. Pls help with the best treatment option?

Just local care: Just wait, in couple of wks, warts are gone normal skin around will heal with minims scar, speak to your doctor and take him to follow up visit. ...Read more

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Can you put liquid nitrogen on a zit to get rid of it?

Can you put liquid nitrogen on a zit to get rid of it?

You decide: Nitrogen in liquid form is below -320 degrees Fahrenheit. Application to the skin freezes it immediately causing the water within to expand (like ice does) and when the skin warms the change from ice back to water causes the tissue to die. Application kills any skin within the range of this freezing. If you want to create little scar holes in the area of the zits, this is how you do it. ...Read more

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After I had liquid nitrogen on my face, & peeled of the scab, I exposed from sun, the spot turned dark brown. What can I do to make it lighter?

After I had liquid nitrogen on my face, & peeled of the scab, I exposed from sun, the spot turned dark brown. What can I do to make it lighter?

Bleaching cream: Usually this type of postinflammatory hyperpgimentation will fade over time as long as you protect it from the sun. If this doesn't help, then a mild bleaching cream may be helpful. It is called hydroquinone and is only available by prescription. See a dermatologist and they can help you. ...Read more