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04 Feb 2008

Sunburn blisters
My husband burned blisters on his back while at the coast last week. the doctor gave us all the medicine, but my question is wheter I must keep the blisters closed or open them up and drain it? Please advise. thank you
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Marelise
Don’t open any that did not burst by itself as open blisters just open the skin to infection. Treat the blisters with Bactroban ointment and put Voltaren gel on the red but not broken skin.
Dr Bets
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