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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.
Blister: A small, unbroken blister less than 1 in. (2.5 cm) across, even a blood blister, will usually heal on its own. Do not try to break the blister. Just leave it alone to avoid infection. Leave the blister uncovered unless something rubs against it. If you do cover it: put on a loose bandage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very carefully: Lance it with a sterile needle just popping into the blister. Do not push the needle in any further then you have to. Let the fluid ooze out. Do not take the roof of the blister off. Apply some antibiotic ointment and place a bandaid on it. If there is any surrounding redness consult with a doctor for possible oral antibiotics. ...Read more
What if I have a blister and I don't know if there puss inside but I feel like there is when I touch it lightly? Is it infected for sure?
Tender blister: Depending on where the blister is, a dermatologist may determine that this is an infected hair follicle (folliculitis) but if it is from friction, trauma, a burn and is a fluid filled vescile or blister, pain is common without infection. Don't lance or squeeze it as this could cause a serious infection if there is bacteria there. See a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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