What are Blisters?
- Happens due to resistance caused by regular rubbing of shoes and clothing.
- External layer of the skin detaches from the inner layer.
- The space in-between fills up with liquid.
- Blisters are common with sports people, hikers and rowers.
- Also seen in individuals wearing new shoes.
- Blisters can be prevented.
- Fever blisters emerge either in or around the mouth.
- Fever blisters are caused by a disease, known as Herpes Simplex.
- Type-1 Herpes virus generally involves fever blisters.
- These blisters are infectious.
- Recurring episodes can take place.
- Recurring blisters are due to anxiety, sickness, injury or sunlight.
Symptoms Of Blisters
- Skin might appear like bubbles around the blister.
- Redness over the affected area.
Blisters are common in sports people, hikers and rowers
- Throbbing sensation.
Treatment For Blisters
- Create a hole at the border of the blister.
- Use an antiseptic needle.
- You can sterilize the needle by holding over a flame.
- Drain the build up of fluid.
- Keep the skin together to avoid infection.
- Rinse the blister with a gauze and using some alcohol.
- Apply antibiotic cream.
- Cover with an adhesive dressing for a small blister.
- Use an absorbent dressing for large blisters.
- Do not pierce a blister if it’s sore.
- Do not pierce a blister filled with blood.
- Blisters vanish within a couple of days.
- Diabetics have to phone a doctor.
Managing Fever Blisters
- There is no permanent treatment for Herpes infection.
- Keep blisters dehydrated and free of infection.
- Consume a balanced diet.
Prevention Of Blisters
- Buy the correct size shoe.
- Cover the affected area with taping.
- Keep your feet dry.
Fever Blisters – What To Do?
- Don’t touch your blisters.
- Don’t touch people who have blisters.
- Avoid stressful situations
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