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What oinment is good for burn blister?

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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Dr. Philip Miller
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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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How can I treat the pain from a burn blister?

How can I treat the pain from a burn blister?

Cold water, etc: Apply cold water to the area. If the pain is persistant, you may want to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and then see your doctor who can prescribe an anti burn medication such as silvadene to help stop the pain and facilitate the healing. ...Read more

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How long will a burn blister take to fully heal?

How long will a burn blister take to fully heal?

1 week: Normal healing process is approximately 7 days. If there is factors preventing normal healing then healing process will be delayed if wound remains open after 3 weeks this is considered chronic non healing ulcer. ...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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What does a small burn blister look like when it starts to heal?

What does a small burn blister look like when it starts to heal?

Fluid resolves: If the blister is intact the fluid within the blister will slowly absorb and go away. ...Read more

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Would my burn blister and how can I relieve the pain if it does?

Pain from blister: Blisters can occur in some burns. It usually helps to run cold water over the area of the burn. Application of silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream over the area can help in some pain relief and healing. It it is important to avoid infection. ...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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I'm worried because my burn blister got bigger!, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my burn blister got bigger!, what do you suggest?

Wouldn't worry: Depends upon how big the blister is. Not uncommon for blisters to increase in size. If the blister is intact, do not disturb it. However, if it ruptures, make sure to remove all of the blister. If you have any questions, see your physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a random burn blister, but i did not burn myself, what could it be?

What to do if I have a random burn blister, but i did not burn myself, what could it be?

There are: Certain skin diseases that have blistering as a symptom, without any burn happening. Best to see a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...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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How to treat burn blister ?

How to treat burn blister ?

Depends: If the blister is intact leave it alone. If the blister is broken then the skin needs to be removed and wound care carried out...If a simple blister wash it with soap and water then apply antibiotic ointment and cover with a band-aid. Check your tetanus status. ...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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Have a burn blister. Should you break it or not ?

Have a burn blister. Should you break it or not ?

No: Leave it intact - to avoid creating a portal for infection. ...Read more

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Should i break a 2nd degree burn blister?

Should i break a 2nd degree burn blister?

Do not pop it: Protect it and try to keep it from breaking. If it does rupture dres it with a non stick dressing large enough to cover the area, if signs of infection then develop see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Grease burn blister, he wants to bust it, what to do?

Grease burn blister, he wants to bust it, what to do?

Keep it clean: My recommendation is to always remove blisters. This will allow any topical medication to reach the actual wound. Also, the presence of a blister denotes a partial thickness injury. If the blister becomes infected, this can rapidly progress to a full-thickness wound. Removing the blister eliminates this possibility, allows direct inspection of the wound. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a burn with blisters a second degree burn?

Yes: By definition a second degree burn is one with associated blistering without full thickness involvement of the skin. ...Read more