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How To Heal A Blister Without Popping
Leave it alone: A simple blister, that is one that is not in an area that is constantly under pressure, such as on the buttock, will gradually subside in size and begin to heal from within. Popping it, though tempting, is only cosmetic, and if you are in any way immunocompromised puts you at risk of infection. So leave it alone, and if it is sore or red, apply a little topical Bacitracin to keep the skin soft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most don't: Blisters form as a protection to the raw and injured skin underneath. Most blisters technically do not need popping. Sometimes they will be drained as they are large and painful and impede normal movement of a body part...Even then they are drained so the bliser skin still lies flat on the underneath skin to protect it. They usually "pop" on their own through normal body movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blister: Depending on site. Let it dry & heal. ...Read more
Yes, but rarely: Gangrene comes from an infection which invades quickly into tissue from a break in the skin or other body defenses. Not all bacteria can do this, but certain soil and gut bacteria can. A blister still has an intact dermal layer beneath the blister which provides some defense. ...Read more
Not likely unless: You have inadequate blood circulation on your feet. But if you have diabetes or other condition that might impair healing, you might develop a serious staph infection. Make sure it is clean and keep it elevated if there is any swelling. If you develop any redness, see a doctor right away. Make sure you are up to date on tetanus immunization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Keep the area clean, dry and protected from the sun. Moisturizing creams can be helpful. ...Read more
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