Blisters under my steri strips! 2 peanut M&M size ones; what should I do? (Photo)
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Blistering from the Steri Strips
Blisters under my steri strips!
Many acceptable methods of managing blisters
Blisters near incisions following surgery may from tension, reaction to adhesives, and swelling. There are many acceptable methods of managing the superficial wounds. I would recommend you follow your surgeon's advice as he/she is most familiar with your particular situation.
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That being said, if you were my patient, I would have you gently remove the steri strips and place a piece of Opsite, a transparent film dressing, over the ruptured or unruptured blisters. This forms a man-made blister which keeps the blister fluid in contact with the raw dermis. You have lost the epithelium (top layer of skin). All surgeons, including myself, have put steri strips on in surgery which, due to swelling of the operated tissue plus the tightness with which steri strips hold things together, can at times lead to shearing forces which then lead to blisters. Blisters should not be broken if at all possible because the blister fluid encourages rapid creation of epithelium from dermis. That is to say, skin grows best in a moist environment.
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I agree, that when they rupture, keep them clean and dry. This isn't too uncommon around areas of suture with tape in place. It may be useful to get the tape off your skin if it seems to be happening elsewhere, as well. Ask you doctor when he/she is okay with your removing the tape, and do so in the shower so that it comes off easier. The blisters can look dramatic now, but usually there is no sign of them once they have healed.
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