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1. A collection of fluid below or within the epidermis. 2. To form a blister.
TREATMENT The area should be cleansed with mild soap and a protective dressing applied. Unless a blister is painful or interferes with function because of its size, it should not be punctured. If puncturing is required, it should be done aseptically, with the skin left in place. A sterile pressure bandage should then be applied.
If infection develops, treatment is the same as for any other wound, including tetanus prophylaxis or booster as required.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Blister." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/757833/all/blister.
Blister. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/757833/all/blister. Accessed November 17, 2019.
Blister. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/757833/all/blister
Blister [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/757833/all/blister.
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