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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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What oinment is good for burn blister?

Burn Blisters: A blister indicates a second degree burn. If the blister is large it may need to be drained and debrided. The burn wound needs to be kept clean and dressed to protect the area from infection. Various topical ointments or creams can be used. Unless the burn is very small you should seek medical attention to prevent infection and heavy scarring. ...Read more

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