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How do you treat a blister that has popped?

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How to treat a blister that has popped:

  • Wash the area with warm water and gentle soap. Don't use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or iodine.
  • Smooth down the the skin flap that remains.
  • Put antibiotic ointment to the area.
  • Cover the area loosely with a sterile bandage or gauze.

From: Blisters Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NorthShore University Health System: “Blisters: Home Treatment.”

Kaiser Permanente: “Blisters -- Home Treatment.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “General Foot Health.”

Skinsight: "Blisters, First Aid."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

NorthShore University Health System: “Blisters: Home Treatment.”

Kaiser Permanente: “Blisters -- Home Treatment.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “General Foot Health.”

Skinsight: "Blisters, First Aid."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

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