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Peeling The Skin Off Of A Blister
Should you peel the dead skin off a blister and let the new skin heal? Or should you leave it alone? There is no fluid left under the top layer.
Leave it alone.: And cover it with a bandaid. Blisters heal faster when they are covered.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm 20, had about 3 bad sunburns as a kid. No blistering, just red and very painful to move. Skin peeled. Can I reverse the damage? I'm very concerned
Skin exams: You certainly should make it a practice to use sun screen now. Also do monthly skin exams to look for changes in your skin, this involves a full length mirror and hand mirrors. Any changes should be checked out by your doctor. You are wise to start now. I had a first cousin die in his early 40s from a melanoma. He spent his early years in Fiji getting lots of sun.
Blisters: Photodermatitis or sun poisoning is a form of allergic skin reaction. Among the many causes are lemon oil in fragrances, coal tars, paba in sunscreens, st. John's wort, benzoyl peroxide, tetracyclin antibiotics, retinoids, pellagra, some plants, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as ibuprofen.
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters or rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections, friction, and insect bites can cause blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
See your doctor: A doctor would need to see the blistered rash in order to diagnose it.
Extremely variable: Depending on person's basic health and the type of blister.
Sunburn: Yes you should be worried and you must go to the nearest Emergency facility to begin to help you control the blistering. Won't get better overnight but will get better over time. Don't forget to put cream on when you are in the sun.
Moisturizer: Use a lot of moisturizer. Aveeno (oatmeal) is a good brand to use. The concern is that blisters should have appeared earlier and usually with only a little sun burn you do not get blisters. There is a possibility that you have some other condition causing blisters. In that case you will need to see a dermatologist or a family physician to get proper diagnosis and treatment.
Simple Treatment: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Keep area moist with aquaphor and covered and area wil heal within another few days. Avoid infection -do not pull off skin.
My boyfriend has blisters on his head which he think its from the sun is there anything we can do for this?
Herpes zoster?: If the blisters are all over the head and only in sun-exposed areas (e.g. not in the hair), then maybe related to sun exposure. But if localized to one side or the other, i.e. no blisters across the midline, then herpes zoster (shingles) is a good bet. He should see a doctor ASAP: helpful treatment is available but must be started early for maximum effect.
I burned myself on a coal. A thin layer of skin came off and my skin is white beneath. I don't see a blister. What do I do?
Result of a blister I had, 1 week now and I'm worried exactly what it is because I flushed the fluid inside but I didn't do anything with my skin.
I had recently bought some new pairs of shoes but then I got blisters from them. I soon popped the blister and peeled the skin. Is that bad?
Blisters: Will eventually pop on their own. If you pop them yourself just make sure you cleanse the area with mild soap and water and apply an anti-bacterial ointment as well as a protective band-aid. Hopefully your shoes won't bother you next time!
I got very bad sunburn three days ago and got very bad blisters over my face. Today almost all of my skin has peeled off. My face is very red?
It is more prone to: Blistered skin is best left alone. If you peel the top, the skin underneath is raw and is exposed to germs, so it can get infected more easily. At this stage you need to cover the raw area with a non-sticky band-aid and change the cover once or twice daily till it heals...may take 3-5 days. Watch for any yellow discharge....that is a sign of infection. Let us know in case you develop infection.
Leave blister intact: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered.
Apply polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin): Ointment to it twice a day, and keep it otherwise clean and dry. It will heal in 1-2 weeks.
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