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Blisters: Anything that minimizes friction and pressure on a blister can be helpful. ...Read more
Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, ulceration, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more
Hello. I got bit by fire ants Tuesday morning, and it has developed in to a fairly large blister. I was wondering if i should pop it or not.
Allergic response: This sounds like either a localised allergic response to the bites or development of an abscess. In any case you need to get this examined by a doctor. If there is an abscess they will need to incise and drain it. If its a simple blister it is best drained under sterile conditions or it may get infected. Antihistamines may reduce the reaction. The blister is best kept covered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was bit by a horse fly 3 days ago which has a large blister. How long will it take for the blister to burst and should it be covered up when it does?
A few days: What you're seeing is your body's immune response. It should go away in 4-5 days. If it lasts longer or gets worse it could be the start of an infection. It's best to leave the area alone and only cover it if its in an area that gets rubbed. ...Read more
I had a large blister on my small toe around 3 weeks ago and it turned into a burgundy sort of colour and the blister is gone but the skin is coloured?
Blistering on son's lips. Not chapped. Says he hasn't been biting. But noticeable blisters inside larger blister. Cause for worry?
I got a big bug bite that swelled into a large blister on my thigh. After weeks it healed but scab is tough and white, not normal skin. What to do?
Scab: Please set up an appointment with a skin specialist. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Large blisters opened & hurt after 5 days Opened themselves with 8+ hours of new shoes are still painful & red it hurts to step down. What can I do?
Wear shoes: that fit. Keep pressure off of blisters until healed. ...Read more
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