[toc]A blister is a small bubble on the skin caused by burning, friction or infection. Most blisters are filled with a liquid which is usually known as serum and in most cases plasma as well. However, blisters can be filled with blood or even pus. Extreme temperatures and chemical exposure can also cause blisters.Blister can occur on any part of the body.It can appear on the lip, eye, tongue. eardrums, feet,gums.
Blister on the foot and hand is very common. You can develope a blister on your foot when you wear new shoes which rubs against your skin. It causes so much discomfort that it is very important to cure them to the earliest. Flames, steam or contact with a hot surface can cause the crisis just like severe sunburn or exposure to other types of radiation.
Blisters can occur due to medical conditions also such as the chicken pox or a form of eczema called dyshidrosis. If you get a blister there are several remedies that help you get rid of those painful blisters. You just have to follow few simple steps.Some simple ways that will help you get rid of blisters.
Various Ways To Get Rid Of Blisters
Keep Your Patience
There is no miracle to heal a blister. You have to be patient because it usually takes about a week to ten days for the blister’s fluid to be reabsorbed by the body. Many people develop blisters as a reaction to taking certain oral drugs.
When you have a blister it is important to keep it clean and dry. You should never try to open the blister because once the blister is open the tissue underneath can easily get infected.Moisturizing with calamine lotions helps to ease discomfort caused because of the blisters.
Use Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is known for its goodness to the skin. It is a great natural treatment for blisters. Most of you do not realize how well aloe Vera works on blister. You can either buy aloe vera juice from the market and apply on the blister with the help of cotton wool or get a aloe vera stem, slice the skin of the stem and then rub it gently on the blisters.
It will begin healing the skin quicker than just putting a bandage on the affected region. Reapply the gel until area is healed. You will need to apply more often if the blister has burst. Whether the blister is fully formed or burst, aloe Vera will work wonders.
Let It Breathe
Blisters should be given as much exposure as possible as it is very essential for the skin to breathe. It helps the skin to recover faster.
You should go without a bandage occassionally when you are sitting around relaxing at home and your blister is less likely to need protection from bumps and debris.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Soaking the blister is the best, otherwise dabbing on vinegar also works great. It is one of an old-time remedies.It contains anti bacterial properties that helps in preventing infection. Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits. It can be used both internally and externally.
It is very strong and is not recommended to apply directly on the skin as it can cause a lot of burning sensation. If you want to use it externally it is best to mix it in a cup of luke warm water and then gargle with it. This will make you feel relaxed and very soothing. Though it is not a permanent solution it will provide relief for a day.
Keep It Protected
When a blister is in a very irritating spot like that at the pad of the foot,then try the use of circular pads made of foam adhesive found in the drug stores.
Most pharmacies sell sheets that can be used for padding. These can be trimmed for a perfect fit. The sheets can be cut in the shape of a donut, and placed on the skin around the blister. An antibacterial ointment can follow,with a bandage on the blister and pad.
Don’t Puncture Blister Unnecessarily
Try to keep the blister intact till it is extremely painful or prevents you from walking or using your hand.Unbroken skin over a blister provides a natural barrier to bacteria and decreases the risk of infection. Use adhesive bandages to cover small blisters and plastic-coated gauze pad to cover a large one so that it absorbs moisture and allows the wound to breathe.
If the blister needs to be punctured it has to be done very carefully. You should wash your hands properly before touching the blister and sterlize a clean sharp needle. Then puncture the blister slowly with the needle and let the fluid drain out. Do not take off the skin. Apply an antibiotic ointment on the skin and cover it with a bandage.
Blister can also occur inside the mouth. Take some water in a glass and mix a pinch of salt in it to make a saltwater solution. Rinse your mouth with the solution to disinfect the blister. Keep the solution in your mouth and swish from side to side and then spit the solution into the sink.
It helps in cleaning the bacteria in the mouth. Saline water contains salt and salt tends to drain bacteria. Bacteria consists mostly of water. When salt draws water from the surrounding area bacteria gets dehydrated until they can no longer survive.
When you want an immediate relief from a burning blister you just need to place the affected area in cold water for a few hours if exposing the blister to air causes a harsh burning sensation. Do not use ice as it may further damage the skin.
Afterward, you can successfully drain out the serum in the blister with a disinfected pin with a puncture or even with air dry. Use the pinhole and the entire blister area to alcohol over the ensuing days when the extreme sensitivity has decreased as well as exposing to soap and water leaves no discomfort.