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Do blisters from 2nd degree burns resolve on their own or do they need to be lanced? How long is healing process? How can I expect it to look after?
Leave them be!: Most physicians say that blisters less than 2cm in diameter should be left alone unless they appear infected. I recommend you see a physician for this. The issue of scaring can be variable. One recommendation is to use a high SPF sunscreen on the burn area for 3 to 6 months if exposed to the sun. This will limit pigment changes. Tetanus status is also important. Best choice is to see a Dr. ...Read more
I have a hole on top of my knee It was a dark red blister. I lanced it n a lot I mean a lot of puss came out n shot everywhere. I got it clean n now it's a dark red hole that leaks clear liquid. Around the hole is red and beneath the skin the size of a ha
I think lanced pilonidal cyst infection has gotten worse big blister like bubble formed should I go to the er?
I have a herniate belly button. Underneath to the left was a very small blister. I lanced it and it won't stop weeping clear fluid. It's been 4 days so far. I am keeping it clean, treating with Neosporin, and covered with sterile gauze and bandage.
My duahgter just spilled very hot soup on her lap, and now has a quarter sized blister on her thigh... Should i take her to an e.R. Or is there something i can use at home to make it feel a little better?
Simple is best: A blister is when the body reacts to trauma (burn, friction, etc) by creating a water filled cushion to protect the area. This is natural response and should be protected with a simple dressing. Change it every other day and as needed. Gentle cleansing. Because the skin is intact, risk of infection is zero. If it pops, cover with a simple dressing to protect underlying tissues. It will heal fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer