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dvcochran 11-21-2017 04:24 PM

Should I pop the blisters
 
Hello
I was diagnosed with shingles 5 days ago (11/17/17). Painful but not debilitating. They are on the right side of my neck, inside right ear, and head. There are several blisters on my head that have not popped. I have read that part of the healing process starts when the blisters scab over and dry out. My question is should I pop the blisters so that they will dry out?
Thank for any help.

SOE 11-21-2017 05:21 PM

Re: Should I pop the blisters
 
[QUOTE=dvcochran;5473066]Hello
I was diagnosed with shingles 5 days ago (11/17/17). Painful but not debilitating. They are on the right side of my neck, inside right ear, and head. There are several blisters on my head that have not popped. I have read that part of the healing process starts when the blisters scab over and dry out. My question is should I pop the blisters so that they will dry out?
Thank for any help.[/QUOTE]

Welcome to the boards. :wave:

Absolutely not. You could wind up with scarring or an infection. You need to let them heal at their own pace.

gallantus 11-21-2017 07:16 PM

Re: Should I pop the blisters
 
If they accidentally pop, consider keeping it clean or perhaps putting neosparin on it to prevent infection.


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