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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I went to the beach about a week ago and got severely burned. The burns increased in pain and redness. It also formed pus blisters. Any OTC creams?
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