CARE FOR BISTERS

Blister Care

 

  1. Clean the site with an alcohol wipe or PVP Iodine prep pad.
  2. 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.
  3. Apply pressure to push out the fluid. Clean and dry the skin.
  4. Apply tincture of benzoin around the blister, (secures moleskin in place better).
  5. Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment at the puncture sites. Do not remove the outer layer of dead skin.
  6. Apply moleskin
  7. Check the site daily.
  8. 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 r​uptured blister:

    1. Treat with antibiotic ointment over the blister and use a protective covering. 
    2. 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. 
    3. If infection is present, clean the site frequently, apply antibiotic ointment and see your health care provider for more treatment options.