Kravitz and Henry 
Burke
Dermatology

Wet Compresses
1. Wet to dry compresses are soothing to wounds or rashes. They are
    used to dry blisters, weeping or infected areas.

2. Domeboro Powder Packets are preferred. Mix 1 to 2 packets in
    1 pint of cold water. The solution may be saved in the
    refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.

3. Cotton handkerchiefs are best. Strips of old pillow cases or a
    cotton t shirts are also good. Gauze may stick and is less
    preferable.

4. Wet the compress; apply and pat down. Several layers may
    be applied.

5. You must allow the compress to dry. This may take 15-30
    minutes. Do not re-wet the compress.

6. Compresses may be applied every 1 to 2 hours. They may be
    used if you itch.

7. If the area becomes too dry, stop the compresses.

8. A medicated cream may be applied after each compress.