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Blisters

Blisters

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    A blister is a raised piece of skin that is filled with a clear fluid. They can form anywhere on the body but most commonly on feet or hands. They’re often filled with clear fluid to help them to heal but can also be filled with blood (blood blisters) or pus caused by infection

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Blisters

A blister is a raised piece of skin that is filled with a clear fluid. They can form anywhere on the body but most commonly on feet or hands. They’re often filled with clear fluid to help them to heal but can also be filled with blood (blood blisters) or pus caused by infection.

Causes

Blisters are caused by excessive rubbing or other irritation of the skin and can be found on anyone. They are likely to be found on places of the body that sweat the most.

Risk Factors

A blister may be accompanied by pain or itching. Contact a doctor if the blister is painful and if youre unabke to walk or move yor hand.

Symptoms

You know you have a blister if you have a raised piece of skin filled with fluid, and can often be red, itchy, and painful.

Diagnosis

Some blisters may be diagnosed at home, while a doctor could diagnose the blister by sight.
See a doctor if you have:

  • Infected blisters
  • Reoccurring blisters
  • Blisters in unusual places
  • Blistering caused by sever sunburn, burns or scalds, allergic.

*Source

Kids Health NHS Mayo Clinic

Treatment

Treatment

Blisters do not usually need treatment. Covering them with a bandage and avoiding any friction with the affected area is usually enough to treat the blister.

Prevention

To prevent friction blisters on your feet, wear shoes that fit well. Wearing moisture-wicking socks can also help as well as shoes that are designed to prevent blistering. Gloves can help to prevent blisters on the hands.

*Source

Kids Health NHS Mayo Clinic

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