skin blisters

Skin Blisters

  • Blisters are the bubble fluid that is present under the skin.
  • Feet are more prone to blisters formation.
  • Multiple blisters occurring in old age may serve as an indication of an auto-immune condition.

Causes

  • Irritation to the skin such as rubbing the skin or friction.
  • Extreme heat or cold.
  • Sunburn sometimes causes blisters.
  • Allergies such as eczema or dermatitis.
  • Cosmetics
  • Detergents
  • Insect’s bites or stings
  • pinching and crushing
  • Chickenpox
  • Viral skin infections such as warts or herpes
  • Fungal skin infections

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • burning sensations
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Rash

Treatment

Most of the blisters heal without any medical treatment, fluid will slowly disappear as the new skin regrows and the skin will dry and peel off naturally.

Prevention

  • To avoid blisters on the feet wear comfortable shoes and socks.
  • Moist skin makes the skin prone to blisters.
  • Moisturize regularly.
  • Wear gloves when using tools or carrying out manual work to avoid blisters formation on the hand.
  • Avoid pinching or popping blisters as this may cause infection.
  • Consider soft bandages for the thighs or feet area.
  • Apply petroleum jelly or talcum powder this helps to reduce friction against the clothing and when the skin rubs together.
  • If you start feeling discomfort, pain or if the skin turns red, stop the activity immediately because the chances are high that you may get blisters.
  • Be careful while dealing with steam or flame.
  • Keep the area covered and clean with the help of the cotton pad.
  • If your skin condition gets worsen with time do consult a dermatologist as soon as possible.

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