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Question by  Scooby14 (73)

What is the proper first aid for a blood blister?


Answer by  mlnr (257)

Do not pop it; that just opens it up to germs and infection. It will dry, heal, and eventually come off in a week or so.


Answer by  Ginger (376)

Clean the area well with antibactrial soap and using a sterilized needle puncture the blister. Do not remove the skin this an be done one the blister has healed completely. Apply pressure around the blister and make sure it is drained well. To prevent infection use a topical antibotic ointment and apply a sterile bandage.


Answer by  kgrim (510)

Keep the finger clean and you may want to possibly sterilize a needle and lance the blister. It is just collected blood under the skin. A clean bandage and maybe neosporin should be sufficiant. Keep the area clean and dry and change the dressing often until it is scabbed over.


Answer by  fannyloo (90)

Kept clean and dry, blisters (smaller than 1" across) will heal on its own. It is not recommended to pop blisters; they will often pop on their own. Blisters can be left uncovered unless they are in an area of high friction then a loose bandaid/bandage can be placed over the top. Topical antibiotic ointment can speed up healing.


Answer by  ShannonMartin (69)

Make sure to elevate the part of the body where the blister is. Apply cold packs and soak in Epsom salts to help ease the swelling. Be sure to bandage the affected area and routinely change out the bandages making sure the affected area stays clean.

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