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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
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
Don't pop blisters: Blisters are fluid-filled collections under the skin. More importantly, they're sterile until they're popped. So leave them alone so that the new skin underneath can stay sterile and minimize risk of infection. Forming a blister after cryotherapy is normal - just leave it alone and let your body absorb the fluid. Keep it covered to minimize risk of rupturing it. Look out for redness, pain & pus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My child has had an abcess on gum no pain for 3 days and not burst yet, it's like a large blister she is 10?
Gum boil: It is high time for you child to see a dentist. The gum boil may signal a dead baby tooth, or even one of the adult teeth. Either way, they need immediate treatment. If a baby tooth is dying or dead, and abscessed, then the developing tooth underneath it can be affected. Abscesses and infection can spread to the neck, brain, and become serious--all quite unexpectedly, with devastating results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blistering on son's lips. Not chapped. Says he hasn't been biting. But noticeable blisters inside larger blister. Cause for worry?
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?
Husband has edema on legs, yesterday a large blister formed and is now weeping and doesn't show signs of stopping what do I DO?
Cover it: Cover it with a clean bandage/gauze and go see your doctor, is it red and painful? If so go get it looked at. ...Read more
My 5 year old always gets large blisters within 24 hours of being bitten by flea. Cut a golf ball in half - lay on leg that big. Is this normal?
Allergy: Signs of allergic reaction to fleas may be a more severe bite, red rash at the site, or in severe cases, hives and swelling. Bites are located in clusters and may be a white or red bump. Prevention means treating source of the fleas, and alleviating the itching (benadryl) until the bite heals. ...Read more
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
I have large blisters and blood blisters forming on the insides of both feet and I'm not quite sure what's going on. Any ideas?
Blisters: Is it possible that your got a blister from shoe pressure or walking boot? Regardless, blisters are often treated with betadine. It's a brown liquid that is sold in most drug stores and works as both an anti-biotic and a drying agent. Do not use if you have an allergy to iodine. Just dab a small amount onto a cotton ball and gently apply to the blister. Once a day for 2-3 days. ...Read more