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Treatment for blisters on hands

A few words about blisters

Blisters are the protuberant formations on the surface of the skin, with the enclosed fluid. They are most commonly the result of some friction caused by rubbing of the skin with some other surface, or as the protective elevated bump after some accidental injury from the heat to the skin. Apart from being noticeable and emerging from the rest of the skin, they can be also painful and itchy, and they can interfere a lot with the simple daily activities; and that is why people often have the strong urge to remove them. However, as already mentioned, their function is to protect the affected spot from the further possible harmful effect, and that is why they shouldn’t be touched at all.

So, having in mind that the hands are most commonly in use, it is the natural thing that the skin of the hands is prone to be affected by this kind of injuries and this consequence, more frequently than any other skin area of the body. In both cases, if the blister is still there, and if the blister is pierced, the most essential thing is to prevent the infectious process from happening on that spot. And, that can be done by simply maintaining the regular hygiene of the hands, and just staying away from any touching of that spot, because the skin will eventually regenerate and heal itself.

The formation of the blister is, actually, the first step in the regeneration. That is, the fluid accumulated below the cap of the skin contains a high concentration of the leukocytes and the serum which have the function to annihilate the bacteria.

Dealing with the blisters

When it comes to getting rid of the blister, the first step in the treatment is to gently and carefully wash that area, in order to avoid the infection. Of course, the at home treatment is not allowed in the case of the blister filled with blood, so, if this occurs, the affected spot should be only wrapped, but not tightly, with some sterile bandage. After that, it is compulsory to seek the medical help immediately, especially if the fluid inside the blister is yellowish or greenish. On the other hand, when a less severe blister appears, it could be sterilized with the solution of hydrogen peroxide and dried by just tapping the sterile cloth over the blister, since the rubbing causes the harmful friction.

Having that done, any cream based on the substances that kill bacteria should be put gently over the blister and that spot should be then enclosed with the bandage made of gauze, so that the air could circulate to the spot. Only in the case of the broken blister, the spot should be cleansed with an antiseptic fluid right away.

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