How to treat an open blister
Should I cover an open blister?
If the blister comes open accidentally, don’t pull off the outer skin layer. Leave it alone to heal, and cover it with a blister plaster. As long as it is covered, the wound is protected from infection. A blister should not be opened because the blister roof protects against additional infection.
Should you cover a blister or let it breathe?
So, most definitely, don’t let the air get to your deroofed blister and allow a scab to form. Put an island dressing on it at a minimum. Or even better, a hydrocolloid dressing, like Compeed. This will facilitate and accelerate the healing process.
How long does an open blister take to heal?
Most blisters heal naturally after three to seven days and don’t require medical attention. It’s important to avoid bursting the blister, because this could lead to an infection or slow down the healing process. If the blister does burst, don’t peel off the dead skin.
Should you put a bandaid on a popped blister?
Cover your blister with a bandage, if needed.
A bandage can help prevent the blister from being torn or popped. If the blister does break open, a bandage can will keep the area clean prevent infection. Use a bandage that is large enough to cover the entire blister.
Can I use liquid bandage on a blister?
New-Skin® Liquid Bandage Spray provides flexible, antiseptic treatment for larger wounds, such as those on legs and arms, and helps prevent blisters and calluses in hard-to-reach areas on the body. New-Skin® dries rapidly to form a tough, waterproof, protective cover.
What is the fastest way to heal an open blister?
2. For a Blister That Has Popped
- Wash the area with warm water and gentle soap. Do not use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or iodine.
- Smooth down the the skin flap that remains.
- Apply antibiotic ointment to the area.
- Cover the area loosely with a sterile bandage or gauze.