Broken Blisters: Home Treatment - Topic Overview
It's best not to drain a
blister at home. But when blisters are painful, some people do drain them. If you drain your blister or if it has torn open, be sure to follow these steps:
Gently wash the area with clean water. Don't use
hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can slow healing. Don't remove the flap of
skin over a blister unless it's very dirty or torn or there is pus under it. Gently smooth the flap over the tender skin. You may cover the area with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a nonstick bandage.
Apply more petroleum jelly and replace the bandage as needed.
Watch for a skin infection while your blister is healing. Signs of infection include:
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Increased pain, swelling, redness, or warmth around the blister.
Red streaks extending away from the blister.
Drainage of pus from the blister.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 23, 2015
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