Foot Care

Blisters

A blister is a small pocket of body fluid within the upper layers of the skin, typically caused by forceful rubbing, burning, freezing, chemical exposure or infection. Most blisters are filled with a clear fluid, either serum or plasma. However, blisters can be filled with blood or with pus.

Most blisters do not required medical treatment, they get cure their own. New skin forms under affected area and fluid gets absorbed by its own.

Do not puncture blister if it’s small in size and do not give pain, if you are getting pain and size of blister is more then only puncture it. To pop a blister use sterilized needle or razor blade. Then wash area thoroughly, make a small hole and gently squeeze out clear fluid. To protect against infection apply dad of hydrogen peroxide.

Check color of fluid in blister, if it’s white or yellow in color then do not puncture your own its need medical attention. Even do not take out broken skin over blister.

Cause :

  • Friction
  • Rubbing
  • Heat
  • Cold
  • Chemical exposure

Prevention :

  • Breaking in new shoes gradually
  • Putting petroleum jelly or an adhesive bandage on areas that take the rub
  • Instead of tube socks weak heel socks
  • Acrylic and other synthetic-fiber socks are good choices
  • Wash and dry your feet after wearing socks to prevent Athlete`s foot.

Treatment :

  • Vitamin E ointment
  • Aloe-based cream
  • sterilized needle or razor blade (puncture blister)
  • dab of hydrogen peroxide (Prevent from infection)
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