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Doctor insights on: Extraction Of Cantharidin From Blister Beetle

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Is it safe to pop my cantharidin blisters?

Is it safe to pop my cantharidin blisters?

Allow it to dry: up and the skin to start peeling so that you don't necessarily create a portal for infection. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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Had wisdom teeth extracted and now i have blister-like things around the extraction site. the gum is raw and hurts

Had wisdom teeth extracted and now i have blister-like things around the extraction site. the gum is raw and hurts

Cancer sore: You may have what is called an aphthous ulcer or canker sore. This is small sore that appear on the inside of the mouth, the cheeks, the inside of the lips, the tongue and anywhere on the gum. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you pop the.Blisters from blister beetles?

Yes, carefully.: Blisters don't usually hurt, but ripping the skin off of them really hurts. Therefore, you can sterilize a seeing needle to prick the edge and drain the fluid, but leave the roof of the blister in tact. ...Read more

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Hello doc , i came in contact with blister beetles a week ago and does this skin lesion cause permanent scarring on my face ?

Hello doc , i came in contact with blister beetles a week ago and does this skin lesion cause permanent scarring on my face ?

Blister Beetle: Blister beetles contain a toxin called cantharidin or cantharide in their body fluids. Cantharidin causes severe irritation and blistering of the skin without causing any residual scarring. There are no reported cases of human deaths caused by blister beetle bites. If you do not take care of the wound or there is infection there can be scarring. ...Read more

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What is cantharidin wart treatment?

What is cantharidin wart treatment?

Cantharidin: Your doctor "paints" cantharidin on your wart and covers it with a bandage. This is generally painless. The cantharidin causes the skin under the wart to blister, lifting the wart off the skin. When the blister dries, the wart comes off with the blistered skin. You may feel some pain when the skin blisters. When you see your doctor again, he or she will remove the dead skin and may retreat. ...Read more

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Stubborn wart on my little toe treated today by my determatologist by freezing and applied cantharidin. But in so much pain can't walk! what to do?

Go home: Go home, remove your shoes and socks, elevate your leg on pillows, take analgesics. The pain will subside if you can avoid further aggravation. Good luck. ...Read more

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