CARE FOR BISTERS
- Clean the site with an alcohol wipe or PVP Iodine prep pad.
- Use a safety pin, wipe with alcohol or use a lighter to sterilize it, lance 2 to 4 holes in the side of the blister at the edge.
- Apply pressure to push out the fluid. Clean and dry the skin.
- Apply tincture of benzoin around the blister, (secures moleskin in place better).
- Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment at the puncture sites. Do not remove the outer layer of dead skin.
- Apply moleskin
- Check the site daily.
If the fluid appears hazy or cloudy in the blister, drain it. Apply antibiotic ointment and a protective covering. Check the site frequently.
For a ruptured blister:
- Treat with antibiotic ointment over the blister and use a protective covering.
- If the outer layer is torn off or only a flap is left, carefully cut off the loose skin, clean the area and cover the new skin with antibiotic ointment. Use a protective covering.
- If infection is present, clean the site frequently, apply antibiotic ointment and see your health care provider for more treatment options.