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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
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
I was burned on the face, and now my burns are blistering, but not painful. Did i get 1st or 2nd degree burns?
I used a hot compress on my chalazion and now it stings and burns and looks pudgier with some blistering. What should I do?
Check up: It sounds like it's not really getting better with your treatment. The blisters bother me and, therefore, I recommend an exam to make sure your treatment is appropriate. Viral infections like herpes simplex, can cause a blistering and a painful rash. I suppose if your compresses are way too hot, you could be burning the delicate eyelid skin. See an Eye MD for guidance. ...Read more
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