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For a second degree burn with blisters, do you pop the blisters and remove the skin?

By Anonymous June 3, 2015 - 12:20am
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post! 

No, for second degree burns, you should not pop the blister. This could lead to infection or later scarring. Instead, clean the burn gently, put an antibiotic ointment on it and use a bandage to cover it. There are special burn bandages available at any drug store. 

The skin should be allowed to come off on it's own.

Let the burn heal in it's own time, Anon. Don't "help" it along by popping blisters or removing the skin deliberately. 

I hope you heal soon, I know how painful burns can be.



June 3, 2015 - 5:54am
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