Pop a blister ?
Pop a blister?
When you pop a blister from a burn, first of all it is going to hurt a lot. Also it can leave you with a scar. You are better off to get tea tree gel and let it heal without popping the blister.
Minor burns can be very sore.They happen when you burn the top layer of your skin. Minor burns usually heal well and don’t leave a scar.
The BMJ looked at the best and most up-to-date research to produce this information. You can use it to talk to your doctor or pharmacist and decide which treatments are right for you.
Minor burns can be very sore. Simple painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen can help ease the pain. Don’t burst any blisters at home. Sometimes doctors open up large burn blisters with sterile scissors, to help them heal. But if you try to do this yourself, you could infect the burn and cause more damage.
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- Stop the burning process as soon as possible. This may mean removing the person from the area, dousing flames with water or smothering flames with a blanket. Do not put yourself at risk of getting burnt as well.
- Remove any clothing or jewellery near the burnt area of skin. However, don’t try to remove anything that is stuck to the burnt skin because this could cause more damage.
- Cool the burn with cool or lukewarm water for 10 to 30 minutes, ideally within 20 minutes of the injury occurring. Never use ice, iced water or any creams or greasy substances such as butter.
- Keep yourself or the person warm. Use a blanket or layers of clothing, but avoid putting them on the injured area. Keeping warm will prevent hypothermia, where a person’s body temperature drops below 35ºC (95ºF). This is a risk if you are cooling a large burnt area, particularly in young children and elderly people.
- Cover the burn with cling film. Put the cling film in a layer over the burn, rather than wrapping it around a limb. A clean clear plastic bag can be used for burns on your hand.
- Treat the pain from a burn with paracetamol oribuprofen. Always check the manufacturer’s instructions when using over-the-counter (OTC) medication. Children under 16 years of age should not be given aspirin.
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Patient information from the BMJ Group, Burns http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/pdf/patient-summaries/531935.pdf