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I had an allergic reaction on my finger--it became a big bubble

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I had an allergic reaction on my finger--it became a big bubble of water, but then it popped in the shower yesterday. Now my finger has a red indentation where the bubble was, and it is "sweating"? It stings, and I wanted to know what I can do with it? Bandage? Ointment and bandage?

Anthony Bray MD :

Hello!

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I would recommend neosporin ointment then bandage the finger.

Anthony Bray MD :

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have further questions and I will be happy to get back with you.

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Customer:

Hi Dr. Bray, Thank you so much for your answer. I do have additional questions: I have "First Aid Ointment" by A&D Gold Standard of Protection--would this be okay to apply before my bandage too? As for the bandage, can it be just any band-aid, or should I buy something in particular? And lastly, how long should I do this for (day and time-wise)?

Anthony Bray MD :

Hello again!

Anthony Bray MD :

Yes the A&D ointment should be fine.

Anthony Bray MD :

I don't have a particular brand of bandage in mind to specifically recommend.

Anthony Bray MD :

Use it untuil the skin has healed over and no longer draining. This will probably be a few days 3 to 5 I would say....

Customer:

Thank you again, Dr. Bray.

Anthony Bray MD :

You are very welcome!

Customer:

Any advice on how many times I should change the band-aid?

Anthony Bray MD :

Main thing is to NEVER keep on a wet bandage. It needs to stay dry...otherwise twice a day...

Anthony Bray MD :

You can opt to get occlusive type bandages that water would not affect but the regular style bandage if this gets wet with hand washing then the skin becomes macerated with the water..

Customer:

Perfect. I will follow all this to a t.

Customer:

I can't thank you enough.

Anthony Bray MD :

OK Take Care

Customer:

Have a wonderful day!

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