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Should I pop a blister from a burn?

Should I pop a blister from a burn?

Blister: A small, unbroken blister less than 1 in. (2.5 cm) across, even a blood blister, will usually heal on its own. Do not try to break the blister. Just leave it alone to avoid infection. Leave the blister uncovered unless something rubs against it. If you do cover it: put on a loose bandage. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...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 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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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 a blister from a burn, should I pop it or leave it? , some people are telling me to pop it and some are saying leave it, what should I do?

I have a blister from a burn, should I pop it or leave it? , some people are telling me to pop it and some are saying leave it, what should I do?

Leave alone.: The previous convention was to open blisters, but evidence suggests that the risk of infection is greater than if left to resolve on own. It will open on its own or slowly resolve. ...Read more

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After the blisters pop from a burn is that a sign that its healing?

After the blisters pop from a burn is that a sign that its healing?

No: When a blister pops it is a portal for possible infection. Keep it clean and watch for any signs of infection. ...Read more

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I got a thermal burn with blisters. Why does the blister gets bigger and bigger and should I pop it?

I got a thermal burn with blisters. Why does the blister gets bigger and bigger and should I pop it?

Blister is damage: The blister is the full damage to the skin. Cold compresses will help. If the blister is tight or uncomfortable it can be opened but do not remove the skin. It will act as a biological dressing , like a skin graft and protect the underlying skin. When the skin is healed the skin will peel off just like a sunburn. ...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?

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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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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