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Subcutaneous Blister Treatment
Blisters: If these are not related to friction - it might be best to have this medically evaluated to determine the cause. An accurate diagnosis will help to dictate the best treatment options. ...Read more
Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, ulceration, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more
Leave it alone.: I generally don't recommend popping blisters of any kind unless they are painful, because of the risk of infection. If it's not bothering you, cover it with a bandaid. If it itches, apply Hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times a day. If it gets painful or tender, or develops a red ring around it, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
If pain continues: Your symptoms should begin to improve after the blisters crust and heal. You are no longer contagious. Pain that persists afterwards is called post-herpetic neuralgia and can become chronic. There are many treatment options if this happens. Discuss your susceptibility with a doctor if you get repeat outbreaks. ...Read more
I have sunburn around my lower face with lots of small blisters, a few have now started to turn white, what is it? And what is the best treatment?
Won'tGetBurnedAgain: The ones that have turned white may be infected so best to gently wash with soap and water using a washcloth to break them up, then apply a thin layer of an antibacterial ointment. If it starts to spread or increase in pain, start throbbing and feel like you got sunburned again, see your doctor. Use plenty of sunblock in the future, and add some extra to that area, it'll be sensitive for a while ...Read more
Varied.: It depends on the size, location and whether there is fluid in the blister. If there is fluid, sterilize a pin and puncture the roof of the blister. Drain the fluid and apply antibiotic cream and a dressing. Watch for infection- redness, pain, swelling, pus. See a doc if there are problems or if you are not sure what to do. ...Read more
Possible allergy: If you are not licking your lips alot, you may be allergic to the lipstick or lip balm that you were putting on. See a dermatologist who does patch testing with the north american patch test series to see what you are allergic to. I am assuming that this is not a cold sore. ...Read more
My 3 and a half year old had a wart removal treatment yesterday and today she has a huge blister. Is this normal?
Need more info: Without seeing these and knowing your full history you would be much better off seeing a doctor and showing these to them. ...Read more
My husband was pulling weeds when he broke out in small red spots/fluid filled blisters and only on his upper torso. What could this be and treatment?
Poison ivy or…?: There are many plants & weeds that can cause skin reactions, poison ivy being the most well-known. As long as there is no swelling of lips/throat or difficulty breathing, gently wash areas with mild soap & water to remove allergen. Use topical benadryl/aloe vera gel/ calamine lotion/ Cortaid (hydrocortisone) for rash & itching. Oral antihistamine like benadryl/zyrtec/claritin will help too. Not better—> see doc. ...Read more
What is the best topical/fast healing treatment for a burn that is probably second degree: red with whitish center and has couple small blisters (caused by hot water)?
Take burn seriously.: You need to take this burn seriously. Second degree burns can become quite painful and can become infected very easily. OTC remedies will clearly not be enough to prevent this from worsening in the longer term. You should be seeing a burn specialist and get the proper treatment for this. Don't take this lightly!! ...Read more
Quite broad question: All the conditions you are asking about can be examined by a podiatrist. The cause of each and the appropriate treatment is not the same for all. Warts are viruses resulting in a skin lesion. Calluses/corns are your skin's way of protecting itself from pressure. Blisters are breaks/peels in the skin resulting from friction but can be the result of internal injury/inflammation. Get checked. ...Read more