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Broken blister, pus oozing. What should I do with layer of pus?

I have a broken blister and the hospital put a non sticky fabric on top. I kept it on for a day and a half, today i changed the dressing and i saw a sticky, gooey layer of pus . when i pulled the fabric, a bit of the pus started to peel off. I gently pullec the fabric leaving the layer of pus on. what should i do with layer of pus? when i pull it off, i can see my flesh. if i leave it, will it develop into a scab instead?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

Wound healing is affected by the following parameters:
1. Presence of foul smelling / pus discharge
2. Size of the wound
3. Presence of foreign body
4. Co morbid medical condition such as diabetes / immunocompromised state
5. If it on a pressure point
6. Neurovascular functions

Presuming you are completely healthy (no diabetes, no vascular or neurological problem), the wound is not on a pressure point, there is no active discharge and the wound is clean - I do not find any other reasons that this should not heal well.

Keep the wound clean and dry. You may apply a thin layer of neosporin oinment on it to prevent wound contamination.

Hope this answers your query.

Answered: Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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