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When a person like, row run or shoot hoops, blisters are near about as much a part of the action as the sweat is but they don’t have to be as such. Hence, the person should take measures to avoid them. But then also if they develop blisters, then they have several possibilities to lessen the pain and lowering the risk of infection.

Causes of Blisters

Blisters develop mainly when the skin rubs against another surface therapy causing friction. In this case, first of all a tear occurs within the upper layers of the skin, that is epidermis.

It therapy forms a space between the layers while leaving the surface intact. Then it is observed that the fluid seeps into the space. Soles and palms are most commonly affected. It is chiefly because the hands and feet often rub against shoes, skates, rackets or other equipment.

Blister formation usually require thick and rather immobile epidermis as is found in areas like to hands and feet. It has also been known that the blisters form more easily on moist skin than or dry or soaked skin. Moreover, warm condition also assist blister formation.

Treatment of Blisters

The step taken for care of blister depends upon the size of the blister and whether it is intact or not. Signs of infection in a blister include pus draining from the blister, very red or warm skin around the blister and red streaks radiating away from the blisters. Small intact blisters usually does not cause discomfort and hence, require no treatment.

Nature’s best protection against infection is a blister’s our skin or roof. In order to protect the roof such blisters can be covered with a small adhesive bandage if needed. Large or painful blisters that are intact should be drained without removing the roof. First of all, the blister is cleaned with rubbing alcohol or antibiotic soap and water.

Then the straight pin or safety pin is heated over a flame until the pin glows red and then it is allowed to cool before puncturing a small hole at the edge of the blister. Then the fluid is drained with gentle pressure. And finally an antibiotic such as bacitracin with Polymyxin B is applied over it. At the last, the blisters are covered with a bandage. The dressing is changed daily particularly if it becomes wet, soiled or loose.

Additional padding may be necessary for exercise or sports Ring-shaped pads made of felt will protect small blisters. But the large blisters may require dressings. Additional, doughnut -shaped padding made of felt or lamb’s wool may be applied over the area surrounding the blister. Then the entire dressing can be applied to help keep the dressing in place and sweaty skin.

Prevention of Blisters

In order to prevent blisters, we need to minimize friction. For the feet, it begins with shoe selection. Care should be taken that the shoes should fit comfortably, with about a thumb’s width between the shoe. Narrow shoes can cause blisters on the big toe and little toe.

Person should buy shoes on shoes, an individual must wear the same socks that he wear when playing or working out. Person should try on shoes in the afternoon or evening because feet tend to swell during the day. Person should walk or jog around the store before buying them and then wear the shoes around the house for 1 to 2 hour to known if there are any areas of discomfort.

It has also been noted that the soaks can decrease friction between the feet and shoes. Hence, layering of socks or special double layered soaks can minimize shearing forces. Moreover, socks made from polypropylene can wick moisture away from the skin easily and therefore, decreases the likelihood of blisters.



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