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How do you treat blood blisters?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on size

Small blisters (1 inch) will normally heal on their own.
Do not let anythng rub on it. You can use a doughnut shaped pad to pressure of it.Keep it clean and dry. If it breaks do not remove the skin flap unless it is dirty. You can apply an anti-biotic ointment and loose bandage.Change it daily and do not wear shoes that will rub on the area. See dr. For increased redness, drainage, fever.

In brief: Depends on size

Small blisters (1 inch) will normally heal on their own.
Do not let anythng rub on it. You can use a doughnut shaped pad to pressure of it.Keep it clean and dry. If it breaks do not remove the skin flap unless it is dirty. You can apply an anti-biotic ointment and loose bandage.Change it daily and do not wear shoes that will rub on the area. See dr. For increased redness, drainage, fever.
Dr. Vic Kalman
Dr. Vic Kalman
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In brief: Blisters

It does depend on the location and size and cause and pain or not, but usually benign neglect.

In brief: Blisters

It does depend on the location and size and cause and pain or not, but usually benign neglect.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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