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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. 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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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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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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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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I was burned on the face, and now my burns are blistering, but not painful. Did i get 1st or 2nd degree burns?

I was burned on the face, and now my burns are blistering, but not painful. Did i get 1st or 2nd degree burns?

Second degree: By definition burns that blister are second degree, if no pain probably superficial second degree burn. ...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 used a hot compress on my chalazion and now it stings and burns and looks pudgier with some blistering. What should I do?

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