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I Got A Thermal Burn With Blisters Why Does The Blister Gets Bigger And Bigger And Should I Pop It
I got a thermal burn with blisters. Why does the blister get bigger and bigger and should I pop it?
Blister is damage: The blister is the full damage to the skin. Cold compresses will help. If the blister is tight or uncomfortable it can be opened but do not remove the skin. It will act as a biological dressing, like a skin graft and protect the underlying skin. When the skin is healed the skin will peel off just like a sunburn. ...Read more
How do you look after a small burn blister On a finger from a heater I keep popping it does hurt quite a bit thank you.?
Does herpetic wit low hurt on hands without popping the blisters? Or does it burn only when you pop the blister? Need to know
It will hurt: It will hurt no matter what you do. I recommend BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)--a food preservative anti-oxidant in a dose of 2,000 mg per day (split the dose throughout the day). Download a free e-book, "Wipe out Herpes with BHT." Also, apply DMSO topically, available from a health food store or animal supply (or on line). DMSO will dry up topical lesions rapidly, painlessly. ...Read more
No: When a blister pops it is a portal for possible infection. Keep it clean and watch for any signs of infection. ...Read more
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
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
Leave it.: Leave it. As tempting as it is to "pop" blisters, leave them alone. ...Read more
I have a big blister in my mouth that deflates and reinflates and hurts. Popping doesn't work. I'm kinda worried?
Salivary gland: A mucocele or mucus retention cyst is a minor salivary gland that becomes occluded and can look like a large fluid filled blister in the mouth. A mucocele inside the lower lip will often act the way you have described unless the affected gland(s) are removed. You should be evaluated by your dentist to confirm if the blister is a mucocele, and if so, have a affected gland(s) removed. ...Read more
A small, unbroken blister less than 1 in. (2.5 cm) across, even a blood blister, will usually heal on its own.
Do not try to break the blister. Just leave it alone to avoid infection.
Leave the blister uncovered unless something rubs against it. If you do cover it:
put on a loose bandage. ...Read more
I have a blister from a burn, should I pop it or leave it? , some people are telling me to pop it and some are saying leave it, what should I do?
Leave alone.: The previous convention was to open blisters, but evidence suggests that the risk of infection is greater than if left to resolve on own. It will open on its own or slowly resolve. ...Read more
Blister: It is better to leave the blister with protective dressing. Will need to avoid infection. If the blister breaks on its own, will need a non adherent dressing for further healing. ...Read more
Blisters: You want to avoid doing it yourself as it may cause an infection. Seek to help of a doctor. ...Read more
NO: Just let your body's own healing mechanisms play out. There's no benefit from bursting the blisters, and you could actually be doing yourself a disservice. Good luck. ...Read more
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
I keep getting blisters randomly on my body they are about the size of a pea to the size of a dime they are full of fluid and when they pop it feels like a burn these all started after I had implants could there be a connection?
Possibly: Best to see a dermatologist and get a biopsy, which may determine cause of blisters. ...Read more
I've had a blister on the roof of my mouth for almost two weeks after burning it. Is there a safe way to pop it?
The best advice is to "let nature take its course" and allow the healing process to proceed.
If it is not gone in another week, then an exam would b e advised to insure not another probem ...Read more
My big toe had blisters that have turned purple and the surrounding skin has hardened, and is burning and itching terribly. What is going on?
First off, you don't:
Report any medical history. In the event you are diabetic you must see a foot doc.
In the event you aren't, still a good idea but often can manage o your own. It is possible the purple is secondary to some blood. If the skin hardened you can file it down with an Emory board. Any open areas cover with a bandage and monitor for infection. ...Read more
4 nights ago, got 2nd and some 3rd deg burns on my fingers. Should I pop the massive blisters? Husband says yes. Er dr said "use discretion"?
Specialist can help: With 3rd degree burns, a plastic surgeon or a burn specialist should be helping with the care. The skin in a 3rd degree burn got cooked and is dead, so the scarring needs to be cared for by the specialist. Skin grafting may be needed. With 2nd degree burns, the skin under the blister is alive and trying to heal. A popped or unpopped blister should both heal ok, if kept free of infection. ...Read more
My feet burn all the time. And it feels like big knot's on bottom. Of them. And blisters on the inside of them. It's been going on for about 3 years.?
Fungus or eczema: Burning is a hallmark symptom of athlete's foot (tinea pedis), which can cause "knots" and blisters; but there is a type of eczema called dyshidrosis that can do the same thing. You could also be allergic to some component of your shoes, and there are other possibilities. You really need to see a dermatologist and sort this out — 3 years is long enough to tolerate burning blistering feet. ...Read more
Feet are blistering athete feet like, burning and itchin blister are pop-up under the skin burning swellin, uncontrolable itching.
Well, you so seem to be describing athlete's foot, a topical fungal infection, although there are other skin disorders that could also cause itching and blistering, like contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction from something like a dye in a new sock, etc.). Usually fungal infections have a characteristic fungal odor, whereas contact dermatitis doesn't.
If you're absolutely miserable, go see a dermatologist or podiatrist right away. But if you'd like to try something yourself first, you can try applying an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream like lamisil, lotrimin or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2-3 times a day and see if it improves. If it doesn't get noticeably better in a day or two, you need to see a doctor.
Regardless of what it might be, and as hard as this advice might be to follow, it's very important to not scratch! Scratching will only inflame the area and in the case of fungal infections, will only cause it to spread (and put fungal spores under your fingernails).
If you do see an improvement in a day or two, it most certainly is a fungal infection. Fungal spores live for 30 days, so just because it clears up in a couple of days doesn't mean you should stop using the fungicidal cream. You should keep using the cream for at least 30 days to prevent recurrence.
Hope this helps. Don't scratch, and good luck! ...Read more
What are water blisters & why am I getting them? They started just on my bottom lip but had one on my top lip yesterday which was quite big. Is popping them like I do the right way of dealing with them?
Viral infection: The collection of symptoms you describe point very clearly to a viral infection as the most likely cause. If they are multiple small blisters than come and go rather than one area on the outer lip which lasts a long time, then it is unlikely to be the herpes virus (cold sore virus). The good news is that these will run their course by themselves and don't require any specific treatment. ...Read more
I have a big blister on the roof of my mouth and it hurts. It's been there for three days and has been spreading. Popping it doesn't work.
SSee derm: See dermatologist for evaluation. You probably have bullous disorder but you need biopsy to find out which one. ...Read more
I have a bacon grease burn on the back of my hand and the inside of my wrist, it happened 2 days ago and there're blisters, should I pop them??
No, don't pop them!: If the area involved totals over 2sq inches, you should see a doctor for possible antibiotic to avoid infection. Antibiotic ointments are also OTC — ask pharmacist. Don't bind it or rub — use loose clean gauze to protect. If it's looking worse than it did, get to Urgent Care, doctor or ER. Hands are too useful to fool around with. ...Read more
I have a 1.5+ inch diameter burn blister at the base of my thumb where it meets my palm. I've been instructed to keep it bandaged. Can I pop it?
Maybe: It's best to just leave it and let it drain. If it is bothersome, poking a sterile needle into it, but leaving the blister intact won't hurt. ...Read more
I have a bump on the back of my thigh it looked like a big mosquito bite itching and burning I put alcohol on it and covered now its like a blister?
Probably a carbuncle: Or basically a large pimple. But could be related to a bug bite. It is typically a skin/dermal infection. Keep it clean. Don't squeeze it. Don't pick the blister and let it unroof on ots own. If it is full of pus and increasing you may want to see a doc as it could be something more serious such as a MRSA infection, but if it is improving just watch it. ...Read more
Randomly I got these itchy spots on my arm that turned into big white blisters and was burning. I put some ice in them now just red&itchy bumps help?
Itchy rash: Your rash needs to be examined to determine what it is, you should go see your doctor about it. ...Read more
I'm getting these red bumps that when scratches thin layer of sking comes off and open sores apper then grow larger. Blister up. Pop and leave dead hard scares there spreading everywhere rapidly and. Burn like crazy when cleaned?
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