... it made a blister on my neck right in the middle of my neck what is the best thing i can do help asap i am using triple antibiotic cream on it because i am concerned about infection i would like to know if i need to cover with some type bandage or what is should do without going to Dr.
I disagree just a bit with Stephen.
You have a Stage 2 burn.
If it just happened, put Cool running water over the area.
Initially, you want to decrease the pain and swelling. Applying ice or ointment over will keep the heat in. You want to avoid damaging the tissues.
When the pain has subsided then you wash with an antibacterial soap soap lightly.
After the burning of tissues is over THEN you put on the ointment and cover with a sterile dressing.
You don't need to see a doctor unless it's greater than 3" or covering a joint.
Do not pop the blister !
If the blister is causing pain...
See your doctor and he can pop it.
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