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What should I do to cover up a thumb blister?

What should I do to cover up a thumb blister?

Thumb blister: Use vaseline petroleum jelly, followed by non-stick gauze, then wrap it with a bandaid. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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I burned my thumb a few days ago and have a blister what do I do and how long will it take to go away?

I burned my thumb a few days ago and have a blister what do I do and how long will it take to go away?

Nothing to do: Blisters are a good way to protect the skin after a burn. Most people want to drain and peel them, but it is less likely to get infected if you keep the skin in tact. The fluid will resorb and the blister will deflate, in most cases, in a week or two. ...Read more

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I burnt my thumb while cooking 2 days ago and now I have a penny sized blister. Is there anything I can do to hasten the healing of the blister?

I burnt my thumb while cooking 2 days ago and now I have a penny sized blister. Is there anything I can do to hasten the healing of the blister?

Burn treatment: 1st degree burns involve only the top layer of skin and generally appear as a red patch, similar to a sunburn. treatment is supportive (cool water, OTC pain meds). 2nd degree burns are deeper, very painful, and blister. treatment is aimed at pain relief and preventing infection with Rx Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). 3rd degree burns are very severe, painless and usually require treatment from a burn center. ...Read more

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I need help in diagnosing this little blister on my thumb. It's been a few weeks, is getting better though not healed, itchy, oozes clear white drops?

I need help in diagnosing this little blister on my thumb.  It's been a few weeks, is getting better though not healed, itchy, oozes clear white drops?

Thumb blister: Diagnosing blisters and rashes/lesions over the computer, even if seen in a grainy picture is almost impossible. Best for you to get the area physically looked at and examined by a dr. to get the real and definitive answer if it does not go way completely. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I burned my thumb on a skillet while cooking. It's red with a white blister. What can I do for the pain?

Burn: Keep it cool and moist. avoid any pressure or trauma. You can take motrin or advil (ibuprofen) for the pain. Do not manipulate the blister and allow it to resolve spontaneously. A blister is a sterile wound dressing and will allow new skin growth below it before it spontaneously peels off. If it becomes necrotic, the skin may need to be medically debrided. Keep it clean and may apply antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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I have a 5 year old that has what looks like a blister on his lower part of his thumb and I've puncher it twice and the puss keeps coming back?

I have a 5 year old that has what looks like a blister on his lower part of his thumb and I've puncher it twice and the puss keeps coming back?

Paronychia: If the area your referring to is near the nail, this could be a paronychia. See this link: http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/skin/paronychia.html# The biggest concern in such cases is spreading infection, which includes red streaking up the finger, more swelling and pain and increased warmth to touch, as well as possible fever. If these signs develop, you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What should be done if theres a blister on a dyalisis patient left thumb in the foot ?

What should be done if theres a blister on a dyalisis patient left thumb in the foot ?

Cover blister: Cover the blister with warm compress and then wrap with triple antibiotic ointment and dressing. It will mechanically release the blister fluid and contain it. Remove all pressure from the area because the causation of the blister is more of a threat due to future injury. ...Read more

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What should I do about a blister on my thumb filled with a pus-like liquid?

What should I do about a blister on my thumb filled with a pus-like liquid?

Lance: It should be opened or lanced, and if its very inflamed or the infection spreads you really ought to get some antibiotics for it. ...Read more

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I got a 3 to 4 small blister like bump on my thumb and it hurts.what might be it?how to get rid?

I got a 3 to 4 small blister like bump on my thumb and it hurts.what might be it?how to get rid?

Whitlow?: Painful small blisters on the thumb suggest a condition called herpetic whitlow, a viral infection caused by a herpes virus. This condition should resolve by itself within two weeks but a doctor can confirm the diagnosis and, if caught early enough, provide treatment to shorten the course of the illness. Unfortunately, it tends to recur.... ...Read more

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I have these blisters, particularly on the side of my thumbs and inside of both feet. What can I do to get rid of this?

I have these blisters, particularly on the side of my thumbs and inside of both feet. What can I do to get rid of this?

Depends on cause: May be just sweaty palms and feet. But could also be caused by fungus. Seek specialist in dermatology for skin culture. You may try otc anti fungal topicals first. ...Read more

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Can one suddenly develop eczema at age 63? Dishydrosis in past. This "eczema" appeared as a tiny crop of itchy shiny wet looking blisters on thumb.

Can one suddenly develop eczema at age 63? Dishydrosis in past. This "eczema" appeared as a tiny crop of itchy shiny wet looking blisters on thumb.

It is possible: However, you should see a dermatologist to examine you. There are other conditions that can resemble eczema. One often cause of an eczema-like problem at your age is simple dry skin that can become easily irritated. Your dermatologist can help you determine what is going on and the best treatment options. ...Read more

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Have a wart on thumb pad.Doc froze it this Mon.Said it would fall off, but stil looks intact and no blister. What should I do?

Have a wart on thumb pad.Doc froze it this Mon.Said it would fall off, but stil looks intact and no blister. What should I do?

Give it some time: It may still take a few more days for your skin to react. However, in many cases it may take more than one treatment. If your wart still did not react within the next week, you could always call your doctor to consider another treatment, or see a dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I noticed that I have a pea-sized black spot on my thumb and I am not sure what it is. It is slightly raised like a blister, but does not hurt.

I noticed that I have a pea-sized black spot on my thumb and I am not sure what it is. It is slightly raised like a blister, but does not hurt.

See a physician.: It is very difficult to diagnose skin lesions without examining the patient my guess is.It is probably a small hematoma which is a collection of blood under the skin. ...Read more

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I have a burn from hot sugar wax with blister the size of a dime on thumb. Can I treat it myself, or do I need to be seen? And should I cover it?

Yes: put aloe vera on it and cover with a gauze bandage. Take Motrin as directed. If it just happened apply ice to it (10 minutes on 10 minutes off or so) for the first 12 hours do not pick at a blister if it forms. ...Read more