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How to treat sun burn blisters?

How to treat sun burn blisters?

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.

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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.

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How can I treat popped burn blisters?

How can I treat popped burn blisters?

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.

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How to treat burn blisters after rupture...Should it b covered by bandage?

How to treat burn blisters after rupture...Should it b covered by bandage?

Make sure...: To not remove the outer layer of the blister, the new skin underneath needs some sort of protection (if it was removed that's fine). Use an antibiotic ointment and place a bandage over it. Look for signs of infection to develop, including pus drainage, red or warm skin surrounding the blister, or red streaks leading away from the blister.

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How can you treat a blister burn?

How can you treat a blister burn?

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.

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How do I treat/ cure a burn and blister?

How do I treat/ cure a burn and blister?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What oinment is good for burn blister?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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