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Blistering (Definition)

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


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What is the proper way to treat a popped burn blister on a child?

What is the proper way to treat a popped burn blister on a child?

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

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How can you prevent a popped burn blister from scarring?

How can you prevent a popped burn blister from scarring?

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 more

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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

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

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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?

Unliekly: 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

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How can I treat popped burn blisters?

How can I treat popped burn blisters?

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

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What could/would happen if you pop a burn blister? Is it ok to do if you put neosporin on after? It's annoying. Thanks in advance

Risk for infection: The blister prevents the body from getting infected as well as covering nerve endings so you will likely feel more uncomfortable if the blister is popped. Best to take a look in person with your doctor for more advice, burn creams, antibiotics. Good luck ...Read more

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Should I pop a burn blister on my arm?

Should I pop a burn blister on my arm?

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 more

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Should I pop a burn blister on my finger?

Blisters are: Typically sterile, so I suggest you don't pop it as you can then introduce infection. You can use aluminus acetate soaks to dry out the blister. ...Read more

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Do you think I should pop my burn blisters on the bottom of my feet?

Do you think I should pop my burn blisters on the bottom of my feet?

Blisters: You want to avoid doing it yourself as it may cause an infection. Seek to help of a doctor. ...Read more

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Should I pop a small burn blister (few mms diameter) or leave it and apply silver sulphazidine on it?

Should I pop a small burn blister (few mms diameter) or leave it and apply silver sulphazidine on it?

Leave it: Right now the blister is essentially providing a biological bandaid. Once the blister is open I prefer to use silver sulfadine to prevent infection and aid in resurfacing. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Lubricate: Apply vaseline or Aquaphor several times a day. Water is good for it. Hold in cool, running water 2 to 4 times a day. Avoid peroxide, alcohol. bacitracin, neosporin. Avoid dry dressings which may become glued to the wound. ...Read more

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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?

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 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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Should I pop the blisters from second degree burn?

Should I pop the blisters from second degree burn?

Great Question: Not even all burn units agree on this. However, I would suggest that you don't pop it, but have it seen by an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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How do I care for my burn blister after it has popped?

How do I care for my burn blister after it has popped?

Apply antibiotic: Topically, cover wound. Also, burns are serious injuries, so if there is any delayed healing or if the area burned is large, or if your tetanus prophylaxis is not current, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Burn blister has popped, how to treat?

Burn blister has popped, how to treat?

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

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