Same as a cut or a bruise, the healing of blisters requires patience. Blisters are indeed a good thing, as if you would not get blisters, your doctor would be worried. If you have no blisters then it must be a sign of immunodeficiency, which is quite bad. Actually blisters are the sign of your body detecting damage and processing of fluids which will help your body to fight against the infection. As far as dealing with blisters is concerned, there are two ways, either you can drain them yourself or you can even let them heal on their own. But it’s the best to let them heal on their own because the chances of having an infection will increase considerably if the blister is punctured. The blisters are mostly filled with collagen and white blood cells. As you know, once blister has done its work, it will dry out and will rapture on its own. However, there are some methods through which we can accelerate the rate of healing of blisters.
Complexity Level: Basic
Time Required: 3 to 4 days
1. A tack
2. Hydrogen peroxide or any other cleaning solution
3. A blister
4. A pin
1. Avoid touching blisters with the help of gloves or protective clothes:
Blisters can be avoided if you manage to protect your skin properly. Use hand gloves at work and try to protect your skin as much as you can. Touching the blisters may lead to severe infections which can worsen the situation.
Wearing an oven mitt while cooking can definitely save you from getting blisters. It is also recommended to wear a sunscreen whenever you are facing the sun.
2. Applying ice or washing new wound immediately:
To prevent a blister, apply ice on new wound, cut or burns. It will stop the swelling and avoid infection.
One should immediately wash the cuts or wounds with some antiseptic as it would avoid any type of infection and there will be no blisters after that.
3. Use a corn pad or cover it with a gauze:
To avoid a blister, use a corn pad as it will help to relieve the pressure from the blister.
Gauze covers the blister and decreases the pain.
4. With the help of an antibiotic cream:
The worst thing that can happen to your blister is that it gets teared up. Wash it cleanly and carefully if you want no infection .
After washing the blister, apply some antiseptic cream like Neosporin .
Frequently Asked Questions:
How to pop a blister?
Most of the time this task is performed by the doctors as blisters which require drainage are caused by something serious, like 3 degree or 4 degree burns, crippling sunburns etc. But if you have a small blister, you can get rid of it by using the following simple steps:
1. Find a pin and sterilize it by dipping it in alcohol.
2. Puncture the blister with the pin at two separate places and push tightly on the blister to push the fluid out.
3. Now, wash the blister with soap and water, apply an antiseptic cream and cover it with a gauze. Let the blister heal for some time.
4. Don’t cause any damage to it or you will get an infection.
Carefully clean the tack, if you don’t want to get infected.
Don’t touch the blister after applying the antiseptic cream.
Things to watch out for:
Use clean hand gloves and clothes you wear.
If you think that the blister is quite complicated, consult a doctor.