Blisters usually appear on the hands and the feet, but this doesn’t mean they can’t occur anywhere else. They are quite common and are usually caused by friction. Blisters will eventually disappear over time, however they can get quite massive and cause discomfort. Luckily, there are several easy treatments that can help you get rid of them fast and easily.
What to (not) do:
- Don’t try to break the blisters. You can easily do so, however, the skin that covers the blister protects the body from infections. The body will eventually reabsorb the liquid.
- If the blister bursts on its own then you need to clean the area with sterile gauze and cover it with another one.
- If the blister has appeared in a place where it has no friction then it’s best to leave it uncovered. This way, it will heal way more quicker.
- If the color of the blister isn’t transparent then you can prick it to eliminate pressure. However, you need to be quite careful. Wash the area with soap and water and make sure you don’t tear loose skin – it helps avoid infections. Apply iodine ( it will eliminate potential bacteria) and cover the area with sterile gauze.
- Don’t use products that aren’t meant for this type of skin wounds. This can complicate the condition greatly.
How to prevent blisters from appearing?
Make sure you keep your feet dry. To reduce the sweating you can apply some foot powder.
Note: Blisters caused by a burn are quite painful and can get infected way more easily. If something doesn’t feel or look right, pay your doctor a visit to get a proper treatment and avoid further complications.