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What Are the Treatments for Blisters?

Related Topics: Skin, Blister
 

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Most blisters caused by friction or minor burns do not require a doctor's care. New skin will form underneath the affected area and the fluid is simply absorbed. Do not puncture a blister unless it is large, painful, or likely to be further irritated. The fluid-filled blister keeps the underlying skin clean, which prevents infection and promotes healing.

If you have to pop a blister:

  • Use a sterilized needle or razor blade (to sterilize it, put the point or edge in a flame until it is red hot, or rinse it in alcohol).
  • Wash the area thoroughly, then make a small hole and gently squeeze out the clear fluid.
  • If the fluid is white or yellow, the blister may be infected and needs medical attention.
  • Do not remove the skin over a broken blister. The new skin underneath needs this protective cover.
  • Look for signs of infection to develop. These include pus drainage, red or warm skin surrounding the blister, or red streaks leading away from the blister.

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How to treat a 1/2  boliled egg size blister,near full of fluid after 2 days caused by

exposure to Propane gas  to the wrist area- Neighbor can see the  fluid floating around (like the fluid used by construction workers in their Levels)

Hope this is enuff info. Thanks for your Input. Oh- he denies any pain.

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