1 doctor weighed in:
What is the proper way to treat a popped burn blister on a child?
1 doctor weighed in

Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
In brief: Keep covered
The main risk of popped blisters associated with burns is the risk of infection.
It is important to keep the area clean, covered with an antibiotic cream, and a dressing. Any loose skin can be carefully trimmed away to prevent it from trapping infection. Please see the doctor if the area is very large, gets red and tender, or has lots of drainage.

In brief: Keep covered
The main risk of popped blisters associated with burns is the risk of infection.
It is important to keep the area clean, covered with an antibiotic cream, and a dressing. Any loose skin can be carefully trimmed away to prevent it from trapping infection. Please see the doctor if the area is very large, gets red and tender, or has lots of drainage.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bret Boyle
Board Certified, Wound care
24 years in practice
265K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors