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What is the best way to care for a popped blister?

What is the best way to care for a popped blister?

TLC: Antibiotic ointment and a protective non-stick bandage (changed once or twice a day) for starters. Avoid any friction or rubbing on the area. If the area looks infected - weeping or draining fluid, or increasing tenderness, redness, or swelling, or other concerning symptoms - would be best to get an evaluation. Protect it from sun exposure. ...Read more

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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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What is the best way to pop a fresh blister?

What is the best way to pop a fresh blister?

Blister treatment: Use a sterile sewing needle, and puncture the base of the blister several times to allow fluid to escape. ...Read more

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How to heal a blister without popping?

How to heal a blister without popping?

Leave it alone: A simple blister, that is one that is not in an area that is constantly under pressure, such as on the buttock, will gradually subside in size and begin to heal from within. Popping it, though tempting, is only cosmetic, and if you are in any way immunocompromised puts you at risk of infection. So leave it alone, and if it is sore or red, apply a little topical Bacitracin to keep the skin soft. ...Read more

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How do I know if my blister needs popping?

Most don't: Blisters form as a protection to the raw and injured skin underneath. Most blisters technically do not need popping. Sometimes they will be drained as they are large and painful and impede normal movement of a body part...Even then they are drained so the bliser skin still lies flat on the underneath skin to protect it. They usually "pop" on their own through normal body movement. ...Read more

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Does a blister heal faster by leaving it like that or popping it?

Does a blister heal faster by leaving it like that or popping it?

Don't pop it: Scar will be ugly. Patience is what you need. I assume you are receiving treatment, puppy. ...Read more

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Could someone get gangrene from popping a blister?

Could someone get gangrene from popping a blister?

Yes, but rarely: Gangrene comes from an infection which invades quickly into tissue from a break in the skin or other body defenses. Not all bacteria can do this, but certain soil and gut bacteria can. A blister still has an intact dermal layer beneath the blister which provides some defense. ...Read more

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I have blisters popping up in odd locations, treatment?

I have blisters popping up in odd locations, 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

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I have had this pimple on my leg and I think it turned into a blister and it wasn't popped is this a result from not popping?

I have had this pimple on my leg and I think it turned into a blister and it wasn't popped is this a result from not popping?

Abscess: We are in the middle of an epidemic of a difficult to treat and very dangerous staph infection epidemic. Any lesion with an abscess should motivate you to seek medical care urgently. Please go see your doctor today. ...Read more

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Can you get gangrene from popping a blister?

Not likely unless: You have inadequate blood circulation on your feet. But if you have diabetes or other condition that might impair healing, you might develop a serious staph infection. Make sure it is clean and keep it elevated if there is any swelling. If you develop any redness, see a doctor right away. Make sure you are up to date on tetanus immunization. ...Read more

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I have pea size blisters that keep popping up from time to time what can I do?

I have pea size blisters that keep popping up from time to time what can I do?

Get evaluated: You may need a biopsy to determine your condition. Take a picture when the condition pops up and show it to your physician so they can see what it is. ...Read more

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Could popping a blood blister hurt?

Could popping a blood blister hurt?

Yes: Not a good idea to pop the blood blister. Infection could be a real consequence. Protect it from further injury and allow it to heal over time. ...Read more

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How to treat blistering sunburn the blisters are popping by themselves

How to treat blistering sunburn the blisters are popping by themselves

See below: Keep the area clean, dry and protected from the sun. Moisturizing creams can be helpful. ...Read more

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Will popping a spider bite blister make it worse?

Will popping a spider bite blister make it worse?

Blister: If a blister is sterile, it does not need to be popped and may actually act as a barrier to infection. If their is surounding redness or tenderness, pop the blister, clean with soap and water and apply triple antibiotic ointment and a bandaid. See a doctor for signs of worsening tenderness redness or swelling. ...Read more

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Little blisters keep popping up on my fingers. Should I be worried?

Little blisters keep popping up on my fingers. Should I be worried?

Probably pompholyx: This sounds like pompholyx (dyshidrotic eczema), although fungal infection or other conditions may also be the cause. Recommend you see a physician or dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Look up "pompholyx" on the web, or try this: http://www. Patient. Co.uk/health/pompholyx-leaflet ...Read more

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My question is what causes these little blisters that keep popping up on my fingers?

My question is what causes these little blisters that keep popping up on my fingers?

Probably pompholyx: This sounds like pompholyx (dyshidrotic eczema), although fungal infection or other conditions may also be the cause. Recommend you see a physician or dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Look up "pompholyx" on the web, or try this: http://www. Patient. Co.uk/health/pompholyx-leaflet ...Read more

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I have water like blisters with no fluid popping up on ALL fingertips. I have not been around water or chemicals touch something and bam Blister?

I have water like blisters with no fluid popping up on ALL fingertips. I have not been around water or chemicals touch something and bam Blister?

Dyshidrotic eczema: (google it) is a common condition that can produce these blisters, usually itchy and can occur if you are washing your hands often. Using glycerin soap, cool water to wash hands, applying hand moisturizers frequently and perhaps some cortisone cream should help. If the blisters are painful or if your finger tips swell or bleed you should have them looked at. ...Read more

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I have tiny red blisters that keep popping up with brown patches beside them I have had them since I have birth 2 my son 22 yrs ago. Is this something?

I have tiny red blisters that keep popping up with brown patches beside them I have had them since I have birth 2 my son 22 yrs ago. Is this something?

Needs to be checked: We do not have enough information to answer what is causing the red blisters, and some have been present for 22 years. We don't know the location of these blisters and how often these keep popping up and any other associated symptoms like itching or pain. Since you have had them foe 22 years and they keep popping up. I suggest you get these checked by your doctor or a dermatologist to find out what is ...Read more