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Should you break a blister from burns?

Should you break a blister from burns?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...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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I have a water blister on my forefinger from a burn. Should I break the blister. I have diabetes?

I have a water blister on my forefinger from a burn. Should I break the blister. I have diabetes?

Don't break blister: It is always better to leave a blister intact. Once you open it then there is a way for infection to get into the damaged skin underneath. This is especially important in diabetics. I suggest leaving the blister intact and putting a bandage over it. In a few days it will probably open on its own but by that time then skin underneath will have had some time to heal up. ...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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How do they treat blisters and burns?

How do they treat blisters and burns?

Symptomatically: Cool compresses and caring for the resultant wound/open skin is about all one can do. ...Read more

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Can blisters feel like burns? If so, what would that mean?

Can blisters feel like burns? If so, what would that mean?

Certainly: Of course more serious burns blister. Blisters are fluid between and separating layers of skin. As a result and expected sensation would be that of burning. ...Read more

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Could 1st degree burns cause blisters?

Could 1st degree burns cause blisters?

Burns: Typically first degree burns cause redness like a bad sunburn. Blisters are usually indicative of second degree burns. Both are painful. ...Read more

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I burnt myself and now its a blister that burns how can I stop it from burning?

I burnt myself and now its a blister that burns how can I stop it from burning?

2nd degree burn: Blistering indicates a second degree burn. Ice will be helpful to control pain, unroofing the blister will probably increase pain so leave intact. Burning pain will resolve in 24 - 48 hours. Ibuprofen will help with the discomfort. ...Read more

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How long do the blisters on second degree burns normally last? I know not to drain them.

Usually not long: Usually they break in a day or two. If they are very annoying, your DR will use a sterile needle to drain them. ...Read more

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