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How do you treat blood blisters?

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If the blood blister isn't too painful, try to keep it intact, says Mayo Clinic. Cover the blister with a bandage, and seek medical attention if it is painful or if it prevents you from walking or using your hands.

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Drain the fluid while keeping the skin intact, says Mayo Clinic. First, wash your hands and the blister. Then, swab it with iodine, sterilize a clean, sharp needle, and use the needle to puncture the blister. Lastly, apply an ointment such as Vaseline, and cover the blister with a bandage. Remember to change the dressing every day, and apply more ointment.

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