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What is the best way to care for a popped blister?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Leave the skin on

If a blister pops and the skin is still present, leave it on.
Blister fluid can actually deepen a burn, but the skin of the blister can act as a wonderful biologic dressing. Keep it clean and apply an antibiotic ointment and you will be just fine.

In brief: Leave the skin on

If a blister pops and the skin is still present, leave it on.
Blister fluid can actually deepen a burn, but the skin of the blister can act as a wonderful biologic dressing. Keep it clean and apply an antibiotic ointment and you will be just fine.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. Lisa Hogan
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Keep it clean

A "popped blister" is similar to an abrasion & is not a deep inury usuallly.
You mainly want to prevent complications such as infection while it heals. Gentle cleansing & keeping it moist with an ointment every day will help it heal without scarring. If it is in an area that is rubbed by clothing, keep it covered with a bandage to prevent further traumatization of the area until it is healed.

In brief: Keep it clean

A "popped blister" is similar to an abrasion & is not a deep inury usuallly.
You mainly want to prevent complications such as infection while it heals. Gentle cleansing & keeping it moist with an ointment every day will help it heal without scarring. If it is in an area that is rubbed by clothing, keep it covered with a bandage to prevent further traumatization of the area until it is healed.
Dr. Lisa Hogan
Dr. Lisa Hogan
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