Harvard Health Tips

Care for blisters

A blister should drain on its own in a few days, as a new layer of skin forms underneath the fluid. To prevent a blister from popping, place a bandage over it, or for large blisters create a donut cushion by cutting a hole in a piece of moleskin or felt. If the blister breaks anyway, clean and dry the area and use an antibiotic ointment before covering it with a sterile…

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