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How Can I Treat A Burn With A Few Small Blisters
I suffered hot oil burns on my fingers two days ago. It formed blisters and the blisters broke. Now there's almost clear puss that keeps coming out of the (small) wounds. Is this normal?
There's slight local swelling. How do I treat this?
Not normal: You need to consult with your doctor as this sounds like an infected burn. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. A large burn especially of face or hands needs looked at. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You describe a 2nd-: ...Degree or 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
Protect and Moisten: Keep the blister intact as long as possible, its a great natural wound dressing. When it does pop, start keeping the wound moist with a generous layer of vaseline and a bandage. Wash it daily, gently with mild soap and water, and then use more vaseline and a bandage. ...Read more
Is there a way to get a burn you heal in less than a week? It is small the sizeof a blister I have a function on thursday and don't wantpeople to see
Healing rates: The key to rapid healing is to avoid things that slow it down. The area should be protected from the air and from trauma, minimize stressed to the area by putting it at rest if possible. Avoid medicines that slow down healing like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Depending on the size and extent of the burn, it may heal by that time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Second degree burn: Skin that is red and painful and that swells up and blisters may mean that deep skin layers and nerve endings have been damaged (second-degree burn). Apply soothing lotions that contain aloe vera to sunburned areas. Chamomile may help as well.Over the counter- Topical steroids (such as 1% hydrocortisone cream) may also help with sunburn pain and swelling. Do not "pop" the blisters yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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