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How do you look after a small burn blister On a finger from a heater I keep popping it it does hurt quite a bit thank you.?

How do you look after a small burn blister On a finger from a heater I keep popping it it does hurt quite a bit thank you.?

Second degree burn: Will blister and cause pain. You will need to be examined and placed on antibiotic burn cream and check your tetanus status. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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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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Do you think I should pop my burn blisters on the bottom of my feet?

Do you think I should pop my burn blisters on the bottom of my feet?

Blisters: You want to avoid doing it yourself as it may cause an infection. Seek to help of a doctor. ...Read more

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Should I pop a small burn blister (few mms diameter) or leave it and apply silver sulphazidine on it?

Should I pop a small burn blister (few mms diameter) or leave it and apply silver sulphazidine on it?

Leave it: Right now the blister is essentially providing a biological bandaid. Once the blister is open I prefer to use silver sulfadine to prevent infection and aid in resurfacing. ...Read more

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Should I pop the blisters from second degree burn?

Should I pop the blisters from second degree burn?

Great Question: Not even all burn units agree on this. However, I would suggest that you don't pop it, but have it seen by an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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What could/would happen if you pop a burn blister? Is it ok to do if you put neosporin on after? It's annoying. Thanks in advance

What could/would happen if you pop a burn blister? Is it ok to do if you put neosporin on after? It's annoying. Thanks in advance

Risk for infection: The blister prevents the body from getting infected as well as covering nerve endings so you will likely feel more uncomfortable if the blister is popped. Best to take a look in person with your doctor for more advice, burn creams, antibiotics. Good luck ...Read more

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Should I pop a burn blister on my arm?

Should I pop a burn blister on my arm?

Leave blister alone: I recommend leaving blisters alone at home since they act as a biological dressing and protect the raw tissue underneath. At some point they will pop on their own and then you should apply an antibiotic ointment on the open area for several days. For large burns (larger than the palm of your hand) you should see a doctor since that may require more extensive care. ...Read more

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Should I pop a burn blister on my finger?

Blisters are: Typically sterile, so I suggest you don't pop it as you can then introduce infection. You can use aluminus acetate soaks to dry out the blister. ...Read more

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What oinment is good for burn blister?

Burn Blisters: A blister indicates a second degree burn. If the blister is large it may need to be drained and debrided. The burn wound needs to be kept clean and dressed to protect the area from infection. Various topical ointments or creams can be used. Unless the burn is very small you should seek medical attention to prevent infection and heavy scarring. ...Read more

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What can I do if a burn blister exploded?

What can I do if a burn blister exploded?

See a doctor: He can check for infection and order an antibiotic cream called silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) which is usually used in these situations. ...Read more

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How can I treat the pain from a burn blister?

How can I treat the pain from a burn blister?

Cold water, etc: Apply cold water to the area. If the pain is persistant, you may want to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and then see your doctor who can prescribe an anti burn medication such as silvadene to help stop the pain and facilitate the healing. ...Read more

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How long will a burn blister take to fully heal?

How long will a burn blister take to fully heal?

1 week: Normal healing process is approximately 7 days. If there is factors preventing normal healing then healing process will be delayed if wound remains open after 3 weeks this is considered chronic non healing ulcer. ...Read more

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How do I care for my burn blister after it has popped?

How do I care for my burn blister after it has popped?

Apply antibiotic: Topically, cover wound. Also, burns are serious injuries, so if there is any delayed healing or if the area burned is large, or if your tetanus prophylaxis is not current, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What does a small burn blister look like when it starts to heal?

What does a small burn blister look like when it starts to heal?

Fluid resolves: If the blister is intact the fluid within the blister will slowly absorb and go away. ...Read more

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Would my burn blister and how can I relieve the pain if it does?

Pain from blister: Blisters can occur in some burns. It usually helps to run cold water over the area of the burn. Application of silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream over the area can help in some pain relief and healing. It it is important to avoid infection. ...Read more

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What is the proper way to treat a popped burn blister on a child?

What is the proper way to treat a popped burn blister on a child?

Keep covered: The main risk of popped blisters associated with burns is the risk of infection. It is important to keep the area clean, covered with an antibiotic cream, and a dressing. Any loose skin can be carefully trimmed away to prevent it from trapping infection. Please see the doctor if the area is very large, gets red and tender, or has lots of drainage. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my burn blister got bigger!, what do you suggest?

Wouldn't worry: Depends upon how big the blister is. Not uncommon for blisters to increase in size. If the blister is intact, do not disturb it. However, if it ruptures, make sure to remove all of the blister. If you have any questions, see your physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a random burn blister, but I did not burn myself, what could it be?

What to do if I have a random burn blister, but I did not burn myself, what could it be?

There are: Certain skin diseases that have blistering as a symptom, without any burn happening. Best to see a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to treat burn blister?

How to treat burn blister?

Depends: If the blister is intact leave it alone. If the blister is broken then the skin needs to be removed and wound care carried out...If a simple blister wash it with soap and water then apply antibiotic ointment and cover with a band-aid. Check your tetanus status. ...Read more

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Burn blister has popped, how to treat?

Burn blister has popped, how to treat?

A 2nd-degree burn...: Is a partial-thickness burn that will heal on its own, given good wound care. Keep the wound clean and apply antibiotic ointment to it until healed. Use simple pain meds, such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for discomfort. If it does not heal or seems like it's getting infected, you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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Have a burn blister. Should you break it or not?

No: Leave it intact - to avoid creating a portal for infection. ...Read more

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Should I break a 2nd degree burn blister?

Should I break a 2nd degree burn blister?

Do not pop it: Protect it and try to keep it from breaking. If it does rupture dres it with a non stick dressing large enough to cover the area, if signs of infection then develop see your doctor. ...Read more

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Grease burn blister, he wants to bust it, what to do?

Grease burn blister, he wants to bust it, what to do?

Keep it clean: My recommendation is to always remove blisters. This will allow any topical medication to reach the actual wound. Also, the presence of a blister denotes a partial thickness injury. If the blister becomes infected, this can rapidly progress to a full-thickness wound. Removing the blister eliminates this possibility, allows direct inspection of the wound. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a burn with blisters a second degree burn?

Yes: By definition a second degree burn is one with associated blistering without full thickness involvement of the skin. ...Read more

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Grease burn blister, he wants to bust it, what do you advise?

Grease burn blister, he wants to bust it, what do you advise?

Keep it clean: My recommendation is to always remove blisters. This will allow any topical medication to reach the actual wound. Also, the presence of a blister denotes a partial thickness injury. If the blister becomes infected, this can rapidly progress to a full-thickness wound. Removing the blister eliminates this possibility, allows direct inspection of the wound. ...Read more

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How does it take for a blister to form after a second degree burn?

Skin Burns: The time of blistering is one of the tools used to determine the degree of burns sustained. First and second degree burns may result in blistered skin; however, it is characteristic of second degree burns to blister immediately, whereas first degree burns can have blisters after a couple of days. Blisters can also form on the hands and feet as a result of tissue damage incurred by frostbite. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a burn with blisters count as a second degree burn?

Yes, it can be: Yes, it can be. Usually a deeper burn will not blister as all the skin elements are burnt at the site of injury and cannot respond to form a blister. ...Read more

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I've got a painful blister on my fingertip which has been there months. There is no fluid in it like a burn blister. I don't what caused what is it?

I've got a painful blister on my fingertip which has been there months. There is no fluid in it like a burn blister. I don't what caused what is it?

Needs to be examined: Based on the medications that you are taking, I suspect you have diabetic features, thus any non healing blister in a diabetic is concerning for circulatory problems. Seeing your doctor so that he/she can examine your circulation may provide some answers and treatment. ...Read more

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Burn blister on buttocks just popped, now what?

Burn blister on buttocks just popped, now what?

Keep it clean by...: Washing with soap and water 1-2 times/day and applying Bacitracin ointment after washing (small amount; can buy without prescription. Cover with a bandaid or dry gauze. Should be healed in less than two weeks...If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a popped burn blister from scarring?

How can you prevent a popped burn blister from scarring?

Local hygiene: There will always be a component of scarring with healing. Wash the area with plain old soap and water. Apply some antibiotic ointment. Cover with dressing. Don't leave open to air. When completely healed. Obtain Mederma cream and apply as directed. ...Read more

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What to do with a raw skin burn blister?

What to do with a raw skin burn blister?

Do not pop it: Protect it and try to keep it from breaking. If it does rupture dres it with a non stick dressing large enough to cover the area, if signs of infection then develop see your doctor. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a burn blister?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a burn blister?

Time: Keep the blister protected and covered. Check your tetanus status. ...Read more

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How can you stop a second degree burn (blister) from scarring?

How can you stop a second degree burn (blister) from scarring?

Depends: Second degree burns are broken into two categories - superficial and deep. Superficial 2nd degree burns usually heal with minimal scarring, while deeper burns scar. The damage has already been don and this cannot be reversed. If in doubt, consult with your physician. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a burn blister and a fever blister?

Blisters: A burn blister is usually one blister and a fever blister (herpes simplex virus infection or reactivation) is usually multiple blisters grouped together, although that is not an iron clad rule. In immunosuppressed patients herpes blisters can be solitary blisters. Also, if you burn you lip, the trauma of the burn can cause the herpes blisters to appear if you have been infected with hsv. ...Read more

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We started using bacitracin already for a second degree burn with blisters. I was told to use it. Is it ok?

We started using bacitracin already for a second degree burn with blisters. I was told to use it. Is it ok?

NO!!!!!: Bacitracin does not prevent infections. Bacitracin is a common sensitizer. It is one of the most common causes of allergic reactions. Usually the reactions just cause local itch, redness, swelling, poor wound healing. A few deaths have occurred. Treat it with water irrigation and vaseline or Aquaphor. ...Read more

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My burn blister popped and the thin skin on top came off. It is very dried out and has alittle depth to it. What should I do.?

My burn blister popped and the thin skin on top came off. It is very dried out and has alittle depth to it. What should I do.?

Lubricate: Apply vaseline or Aquaphor several times a day. Water is good for it. Hold in cool, running water 2 to 4 times a day. Avoid peroxide, alcohol. bacitracin, neosporin. Avoid dry dressings which may become glued to the wound. ...Read more

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Hot water burn blister popped. What should I do so it doesn't get infected and gets healed quick? How long will it take to heal?

Hot water burn blister popped. What should I do so it doesn't get infected and gets healed quick? How long will it take to heal?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more