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Suggest treatment for blisters on the fingers

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Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016
Question: I have a couple large blisters and a small area of rash (not itchy) at the base of and around my index finger and thumb, painful. Should I burst the blisters and soak my hand in Epsom salts (I have been soaking it to no avail).
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you can burst them followed by soaking in epsom salt

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist.
Yes you can burst the blisters followed by soaking your hands in epsom salt but if your condition doesn't improve in 2-3 days start a topical antibiotic like neosporin ointment on the affected areas twice daily for 5-7 days.
This should help you.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Brief Answer: Yes you can burst them followed by soaking in epsom salt Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcaremagic I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist. Yes you can burst the blisters followed by soaking your hands in epsom salt but if your condition doesn't improve in 2-3 days start a topical antibiotic like neosporin ointment on the affected areas twice daily for 5-7 days. This should help you. Regards Dr Asmeet