should you break a blister from burns

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Dr. David Hardin answered:

Should you break a blister from burns?

Protect it

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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
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How do they treat blisters and burns?

Symptomatically

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Cool compresses and caring for the resultant wound/open skin is about all one can do
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Dr. Mark S. Pack answered:

Could 1st degree burns cause blisters?

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Typically first degree burns cause redness like a bad sunburn. Blisters are usually indicative of second degree burns. Both are painful.
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Can blisters feel like burns? If so, what would that mean?

Certainly

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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.
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Have small blisters on calf, they painful when touched and burns. What is it?

Shingles?

Pain
Could it be shingles?
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

What do round blisters on hands mean? Kind of itchy and look almost like burns

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Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine "blisters" to see what they might be. Sometimes rashes are related to skin friction, viral infections, allergies, irritants, eczema, fungi (tinea), psoriasis, etc... "Blisters" can mean different things to different people. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can help.
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I suffered some burns on my hand while cooking food 3 days ago. How should i take care of blisters on my hand due to the burn?

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You might visit your doctor and get a script for silvadene. It prevents infection in case the blisters bust. You dont want the skin to get infected
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Dr. Ashu Syal answered:

I think o have shingles on my feet but I have never had chicken pox. it blisters and burns. no otc or rx foot stuff helps. ideas?

Shingles????

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Any rash that is painful and burns may NOT be shingles. Shingles typically happens as a blustery rash which is spread along single dermatome and is NOT bilaterally symmetrical- meaning if it happens it never involves both sides of body. It typically involves only one side. Now about your feet-- fungus on feet and/or secondary bacterial infection can produce same symptoms. See a MD
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I have these white blisters in my mouth My dentist said there burns from using peroxide they keep peeling and coming back is that normal?

White blisters

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Mouth lesions arise for different reasons: viral infections, fungal infections, trauma, gum disease, oral cancer, systemic infections. Any lesion in the mouth that does not heal in 7-10 days should be investigated further and probably biopsied.
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4 nights ago, got 2nd and some 3rd deg burns on my fingers. should I pop the massive blisters? Husband says yes. ER dr said "use discretion"?

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With 3rd degree burns, a plastic surgeon or a burn specialist should be helping with the care. The skin in a 3rd degree burn got cooked and is dead, so the scarring needs to be cared for by the specialist. Skin grafting may be needed. With 2nd degree burns, the skin under the blister is alive and trying to heal. A popped or unpopped blister should both heal ok, if kept free of infection.
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