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Thumb Blister Symptoms
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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