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my daughter has a blister on her thumb. she got a hold of my straightner for a second..

well now its welped up should i pop it or let it go away by itself? she keeps pushing on it.....

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stephany21

Asked by stephany21 at 10:29 AM on Feb. 10, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Do not pop it. Wrap it up with some Aloe vera or some bacitracin. but don't pop it.
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 10:31 AM on Feb. 10, 2009

  • Don't pop it, it would let bacteria in and increase the chance of infection forming. I'd cover it with a band aid to keep the little one from catching it on something or digging at it. If she seems to want to pick at and remove the bandaid, try putting on several on different parts of her body and maybe she'll pick at those instead. Run cold water over a fresh burn or stick the burned place in a cup of ice water, this will cut down on the chance of blister.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 10:37 AM on Feb. 10, 2009

  • Don't put it in cold water, it will damage the nerve tissue. Such a myth that it will prevent a blister. Try NOT letting her near the straightener, that will also prevent a blister.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 AM on Feb. 10, 2009

  • Call your pediatrician. Burns are nothing to mess with or follow "old wives tales" to heal.

    Good luck!
    twinclubmom

    Answer by twinclubmom at 1:53 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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