Popped burn blister - Doctor answers
Keep covered: The main risk of popped blisters associated with burns is the risk of infection. It is important to keep the area clean, covered with an antibiotic cream, and a dressing. Any loose skin can be carefully trimmed away to prevent it from trapping infection. Please see the doctor if the area is very large, gets red and tender, or has lots of drainage. ...Read more
Local hygiene: There will always be a component of scarring with healing. Wash the area with plain old soap and water. Apply some antibiotic ointment. Cover with dressing. Don't leave open to air. When completely healed. Obtain Mederma cream and apply as directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Questions about hiv....If you have popped burn blister or first layer of skin peeled is that an entry? How long is HIV alive for in air
HIV is Hard to Get: You are 22 years old. Hiv is not 'alive in the air'. The way HIV is contracted is well known and has not changed once in the thirty years of the epidemic. You have to be exposed during a real time sexual encounter or from direct live blood to blood. Alive in the 'air' is a new one.... ...Read more
Wiped shoes with a wipe, gloves on as not my blood on sole of shoe, while taking glove off I knocked used wipe, finger has popped burn blister. Hiv?
It is very unlikely you could develop HIV but for piece of mind you can have an HIV blood test if your physician agrees. Hepatitis b is more of a risk
(note this is advice only. You must contact your primary care physician or podiatrist for an examination). ...Read more
You describe a 2nd-: ...Degree or partial-thickness burn that will heal on its own, given good wound care. Keep the wound clean and apply antibiotic ointment to it until healed. Use simple pain meds, such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for discomfort. If it does not heal or seems like it's getting infected, you should seek medical care. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I pop a small burn blister (few mms diameter) or leave it and apply silver sulphazidine on it?
My burn blister popped and the thin skin on top came off. It is very dried out and has alittle depth to it. What should I do.?
Hot water burn blister popped. What should I do so it doesn't get infected and gets healed quick? How long will it take to heal?
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, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
HELP! My burn blister popped and the thin layer of skin is also off. It is very dry inside and straw yellow in color. What should I do? Is it infected?
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.?
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
A 2nd-degree burn...: Is a partial-thickness burn that will heal on its own, given good wound care. Keep the wound clean and apply antibiotic ointment to it until healed. Use simple pain meds, such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for discomfort. If it does not heal or seems like it's getting infected, you should seek medical care. ...Read more