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Blisters

 

Is a raised section of skin which is full of a watery substance

What to look for

Bubbles of skin filled with liquid, they can range from any size but is usually accompanied by pain, inflammation and swelling.
Blisters can form on any exposed area. It could be because of damage skin or some type of disease.

Causes

 

Blisters can happen from the rubbing of skin against another item such as from the wearing of new shoes
Flames, steam, or contact with a hot surface can develop blisters, coming in contact with certain chemicals, cosmetics, and many other toxins can also cause blisters
Blisters are a common symptom of many catchy sicknesses, including chickenpox and cold sores,

At-Home Remedies

Use Vaseline to keep your skin soft if it is caused by friction or a minor burn. And then apply a band aid.
If your skin is blistered by chemical contact, flush it straightaway with plenty of water if the pain or itching is still there or large blisters develop call a doctor.

When to seek further professional advice

If the blister is the cause of contact with chemicals.
If the blister is caused by second-degree burns and all third and fourth-degree burns are medical emergencies.
If your blister dischargers green, yellow or white pus instead of clear fluid.

Alternative/Natural Treatments

If your blister is purely stressed or burn-related, there are ointments and rinses that can be effective in relieving minor discomfort.
Herbal Therapies : use a couple of drops of chamomile oil in half a cup of water makes an wonderful antiseptic to be used under a protective dressing.
Calendula ointment is a soothing, antiseptic dressing for all types of blisters. Tea Tree Oil or Aloe Vera can
soothe burns as well and helps with the healing process.

Traditional Treatments

Blisters caused by friction or minor burns only needs a little help from you other wise they heal them self.
Do not pop a blister unless it is large and too painful to leave.
If the liquid is white or yellow, the blister is infected and needs medical attention. 
Do not remove the skin over a broken blister; the new skin
underneath needs this protective cover.

The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-18