blisters, sores, oozing...
|This question is of the "now what?" variety. I had direct contact with what I think were poison oak vines, and 15 hours later had a reaction on the insides of my forearms. I got Zanfel and applied it properly over the course of 3 days to the area. I had minor new outbreaks on my face and stomach and used Zanfel on those areas as well. Now, in the 4th day after contact, it appears as if the poison has basically stopped "spreading" - however, I am now left with large, destroyed blisters that are oozing constantly and are basically open sores. I have about a dozen on my arms, a couple nearly one inch square! My first question is how to treat these. I want to protect the sores from infection but also want to be able to tell when a sore is infected. Can anyone help? I think I've avoided a debilitating bout of this stuff but don't want to see an infection. Is soap and water the answer? Should I bandage and cover them? Hydrogen peroxide? Or are these types of sores so susceptible to infection that I should see a Doctor, as they may already be infected? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.|