Blisters that hurt !!
The funny thing about blisters is that with them – especially if they explode – the remedy seems to be worse than the disease. It happens that the blisters, so painful and annoying.
They are actually a defense mechanism of our body set in motion to protect us from an aggression to our skin.
These small bladders formed between the epidermis and the dermis, the outer and inner layers of the skin, contain a mixture of lymphatic fluid and other bodily fluids.
This liquid helps repair the damage done to the skin, so never blow the blister.
Yes we can accelerate their disappearance by washing the area carefully and reduce the discomfort with wet compresses with cold water.
Blisters, which heal on their own, usually appear in the extremities, either in the hands or in the feet, as a reaction to burns or to the continuous rubbing with shoes or other surfaces.
To avoid them, it is necessary to limit the rubbing: avoiding very loose footwear, for example, over protecting the friction zone with bandages.
If we have to take long walks, combining two types of socks, some thin synthetic ones under other thicker excursions, so that the friction occurs between the two socks and not between the shoes and the skin.
Other causes that emit blisters
- Sunburn. When exposed to the sun for too long burns that, if they are serious, can give rise to a blister.
- Allergic reactions to drugs
- Scalding. These are the burns caused when entering the skin in contact with a very hot liquid.
- Serious freezing processes.
- Autoimmune diseases such as pemphigus
- Certain skin infections such as chicken pox can cause blisters.
- Allergic reactions that appear on the skin.