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If a bug bite has a blister top on it do you pop the blister or will that make it worse?

If a bug bite has a blister top on it do you pop the blister or will that make it worse?

Leave it alone: By opening it artificially you will create an open inflamed surface onto which bacterial growth may occur. If you can tolerate leaving it alone, do so. If you cannot, have your pharmacist suggest an antibacterial ointment you can apply to the surface or just wash with soap and water and keep it very clean. It should heal in a day or two. ...Read more

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A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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Will popping a spider bite blister make it worse?

Will popping a spider bite blister make it worse?

Blister: If a blister is sterile, it does not need to be popped and may actually act as a barrier to infection. If their is surounding redness or tenderness, pop the blister, clean with soap and water and apply triple antibiotic ointment and a bandaid. See a doctor for signs of worsening tenderness redness or swelling. ...Read more

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Blisters on bed bug bites will popping them help?

Blisters on bed bug bites will popping them help?

No, if this is: Likely an allergic rxn. See dr. Bites may
cause no sx's/signs except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. ...Read more

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How do you look after a small burn blister On a finger from a heater I keep popping it it does hurt quite a bit thank you.?

How do you look after a small burn blister On a finger from a heater I keep popping it it does hurt quite a bit thank you.?

Second degree burn: Will blister and cause pain. You will need to be examined and placed on antibiotic burn cream and check your tetanus status. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Small blister appeared on my top outter lip. No tingling no pain. I tried popping it. Small clear fluid came out now it's so swollen. Help.?

Small blister appeared on my top outter lip. No tingling no pain. I tried popping it. Small clear fluid came out now it's so swollen. Help.?

Cold sore?: A swelling on the lip with a blister likely is Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (cold sore or fever blister). If this is a first episode of HSV 1 it can be more severe. Oral antiviral medication (Rx) can help if taken within 72 hours (or later if very severe). In milder cases Zilactin-B (OTC) is very effective for pain (contains Benzocaine). Denver (a topical antiviral) is modestly effective.*See comments ...Read more

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How to pop a blister from a bug bite?

How to pop a blister from a bug bite?

Usually recommend: That you don't break open a blister from a bug bite to reduce chances of developing an infection. ...Read more

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Itchy bug bite blister, should I pop it?

Itchy bug bite blister, should I pop it?

Try not to: You would be creating a portal for infection. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if your the right dr to ask, but I have these bite that I thought were bug bites but some developed a clear blister on top. When one goes away another one comes. They itch and pop easily but they don't appear to be spreading. It's only on top

I'm not sure if your the right dr to ask, but I have these bite that I thought were bug bites but some developed a clear blister on top. When one goes away another one comes. They itch and pop easily but they don't appear to be spreading. It's only on top

Need more info: You have come to the right place. Unfortunately rashes are difficult if impossible to diagnose without seeing. It is not clear where these are either. This type of rash can be many things. I suggest setting up a consult with one of HealthTap doctors where you can discuss it in more detail and upload photos. ...Read more

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Blister on top of foot. Can this be from bug bite?

Blister on top of foot. Can this be from bug bite?

Maybe: There are many things that can cause a blister, including an insect bite (especially if it itches). It's best to get this checked by a doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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A blister like bump on top of hand, hurts to touch and is red around it? Bed bug bite? Auto immune? Staph? Why I keep getting it and what is it?

A blister like bump on top of hand, hurts to touch and is red around it? Bed bug bite? Auto immune? Staph? Why I keep getting it and what is it?

Infection likely: The differential is long, but infection is at the top of the list. In particular with the staph series of bacteria, including mrsa.

Less likely are bug bites and rarely are such lesions autoimmune related.

I would recommend evaluation by medical professional -. ...Read more

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Do I have a bed bug bite or chicken pox? I have red rashes with blister on top with clear fluid on one rash. No fever, had chicken pox 10yrs back.

Do I have a bed bug bite or chicken pox? I have red rashes with blister on top with clear fluid on one rash. No fever, had chicken pox 10yrs back.

Doubt cpx: You gain lifelong immunity to chickenpox with your first case. Your description is to vague for a specific label. We cannot view any pictures you might have uploaded on this public site. ...Read more

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Does herpetic wit low hurt on hands without popping the blisters? Or does it burn only when you pop the blister? Need to know

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

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I have pea size blisters that keep popping up from time to time what can I do?

I have pea size blisters that keep popping up from time to time what can I do?

Get evaluated: You may need a biopsy to determine your condition. Take a picture when the condition pops up and show it to your physician so they can see what it is. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are effective methods to prevent a cold sore blister from popping?

May or may not pop.: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How to heal a blister without popping?

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 more

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How do I know if my blister needs popping?

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 more

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Does a blister heal faster by leaving it like that or popping it?

Does a blister heal faster by leaving it like that or popping it?

Don't pop it: Scar will be ugly. Patience is what you need. I assume you are receiving treatment, puppy. ...Read more

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Does soaking a blister in salt water help in healing without popping it?

Does soaking a blister in salt water help in healing without popping it?

I have a blister....: It is best to leave a blister alone. Opening it can get it infected. If it does pop, apply antibiotic ointment to help prevent infection. Sometimes, applying alcohol may help dry it up.

If you have any pain, redness, burning, blisters in the mouth or groin, you should see a Dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What could these bubble wrap popping blisters on my scalp and face be second break out in 3 weeks?

See Dermatologist: Hard to say by that description alone, but there are some blistering skin conditions that can be quite serious. You should really see a Dermatologist right away for diagnosis by direct evaluation and maybe biopsy. Immediate treatment may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a big blister in my mouth that deflates and reinflates and hurts. Popping doesn't work. I'm kinda worried?

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 the affected gland (s) removed. ...Read more

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Can you get gangrene from popping a blister?

Can you get gangrene from popping a blister?

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 more

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Could someone get gangrene from popping a blister?

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

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Little blisters keep popping up on my fingers. Should I be worried?

Little blisters keep popping up on my fingers. Should I be worried?

Probably pompholyx: This sounds like pompholyx (dyshidrotic eczema), although fungal infection or other conditions may also be the cause. Recommend you see a physician or dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Look up "pompholyx" on the web, or try this: http://www. Patient. Co.uk/health/pompholyx-leaflet ...Read more

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My question is what causes these little blisters that keep popping up on my fingers?

My question is what causes these little blisters that keep popping up on my fingers?

Probably pompholyx: This sounds like pompholyx (dyshidrotic eczema), although fungal infection or other conditions may also be the cause. Recommend you see a physician or dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Look up "pompholyx" on the web, or try this: http://www. Patient. Co.uk/health/pompholyx-leaflet ...Read more

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What causes blood blisters popping up on stretch marks?

What causes blood blisters popping up on stretch marks?

Skin tears: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my feet back to normal after popping a blister?

Rest: Apply vaseline to blister until healed and try to stay off your feet whenever possible so that they can heal. ...Read more

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Should I soak my foot after popping a blister to relive pain?

Should I soak my foot after popping a blister to relive pain?

Yes: Wsrm soapy water. You should not have popped it. But now soak and do not touch it anymore. Will resolve in a few days ...Read more

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I have had this pimple on my leg and I think it turned into a blister and it wasn't popped is this a result from not popping?

Abscess: We are in the middle of an epidemic of a difficult to treat and very dangerous staph infection epidemic. Any lesion with an abscess should motivate you to seek medical care urgently. Please go see your doctor today. ...Read more

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Could popping a blood blister hurt?

Yes: Not a good idea to pop the blood blister. Infection could be a real consequence. Protect it from further injury and allow it to heal over time. ...Read more

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I have blisters popping up in odd locations, treatment?

I have blisters popping up in odd locations, treatment?

Blisters: If these are not related to friction - it might be best to have this medically evaluated to determine the cause. An accurate diagnosis will help to dictate the best treatment options. ...Read more

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I have water like blisters with no fluid popping up on ALL fingertips. I have not been around water or chemicals touch something and bam Blister?

I have water like blisters with no fluid popping up on ALL fingertips. I have not been around water or chemicals touch something and bam Blister?

Dyshidrotic eczema: (google it) is a common condition that can produce these blisters, usually itchy and can occur if you are washing your hands often. Using glycerin soap, cool water to wash hands, applying hand moisturizers frequently and perhaps some cortisone cream should help. If the blisters are painful or if your finger tips swell or bleed you should have them looked at. ...Read more