Most blisters recover between three and seven days naturally and do not need medical treatment so there is plenty that you can do. However, there are times when they should be checked by a doctor. Here we give some tips on how to treat blisters and when to call our GP home doctor for blister treatment in Manilva.
Blisters are small, fluid-filled bubbles, which can form on the skin's outer layers. They are the way your body protects damaged skin, so leaving them alone is usually the best way to. Blisters are wounds taking time to heal. There are however steps that you can take to reduce pain and discomfort.
The majority of blisters result from friction. They form when something rubs against your skin, like an unfitting shoe or a shovel's handle. Other potentially causing blisters include:
To drain a large, painful blister, or at an awkward spot:
Most blisters recover between three and seven days naturally, and do not need medical attention.
Call our GP home doctor for blister treatment in Manilva if you have these type of blisters:
An infected blister fills up with yellow or green pus and can be painful, red and dry.
It is important not to ignore an infected blister because it could potentially lead to secondary impetigo (a skin infection with contagious bacteria) and further complications, such as cellulite or sepsis.
If you have blisters in unusual places, such as on your eyelids or inside your mouth, or if they appear after severe sunburn, burns or scalds or an allergic reaction, or when they come into contact with chemicals or other substances, you should also call our GP home doctor for blister treatment in Manilva.