According to us blisters are a very common thing and we come across them very often in our daily lives. It is a very common occurrence like cold or fever depending upon your lifestyle. The common forms of blisters are the ones wherein the blister is raised and filled with a liquid. These blisters can form on any part of your body mainly hands and feet where there is more friction.
The different types of blister are fever blisters, blood blisters, and friction blister which is the most common blister among the three. Fever blisters are formed around your mouth, chin, cheeks or nostrils. These can also be found in your mouth but are smaller than canker sores. Friction blisters are caused by friction by doing things with your bare hands, wearing a new shoe, due to heat, frostbite, chemical injury or friction. Blood blisters are mainly developed due to a smash or punching injury. This kind of injury ticker the blood between the skin layers causing it to be a blood blister.
The first thing to do for a blister, if it is due to burns is to put pour or soak the injured part in ice-water.
How to avoid blisters on your feet? Before wearing your shoes you can apply Vaseline or petroleum jelly all over your feet to avoid any friction.
You can wear silk under socks to prevent blisters and save yourself from the agonizing pain.
Rub baby powder on your feet. This prevents blisters from appearing on your feet.
You can provide a cool compress to the blister by soaking a towel in a mixture of salt and ice-cold water.
Apply 10 percent tannic acid to the required areas of the skin, twice daily. Continue this for two to three weeks to make your skin stronger and healthier.
Sweating causes further inflammation of the blisters. To get your feet dry, soak them in a mixture of epsom salt and warm water. Do this by the end of the day for five minutes and later soak it dry for best results.
You can treat broken blisters by applying few drops of Listerine to disinfect the wound as it is a wonderful antiseptic.
You can apply aloe vera gel or juice, vitamin E oil or zinc ointment on the blisters to alleviate pain.
Garlic oil also helps in disinfecting the infected blisters.
Dab blisters with witch hazel at least four times a day. This would relieve pain and also help in drying process of the blister due to the presence of astringent tannins.