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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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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...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?

Dont 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 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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