Water Blisters

Taking Care of Water Blisters

Water blisters are probably very common for you if you work in the garden or you use your hands a lot.  You may have noticed that they are not really painful but they can prevent you from doing the things you need to do.  Many people often wonder what they can do in order to get rid of these unsightly inconveniences.  This article is going to explore what you can do in order to take care of them.

First of all, it is important to understand why you get water blisters in the first place.  Once you understand this, you may be able to make some changes that may help you avoid getting them at all.  You will get these blisters by constant and continual motion in one area of the skin.  This can be on the hands or even on your feet.  You will be able to prevent them from occurring if you simply take the time to put on gloves when you are working with your hands.  You may also be able to prevent them from occurring by wearing shoes that fit you properly.

Once you have a water blister you are going to want to prevent it from becoming painful. If you are continually rubbing on the area or it bursts, you may notice that the constant friction on that area is very painful.  Therefore, you should wash the area and take a bandage of some sort so that you can cover the area up.  You can use a band aide if you do not have a sterile piece of gauze.  The bottom line is that it needs to be protected so find something to keep it covered.

If you have placed a bandage on the area and it is not staying on, do not worry because you have another option that may help. You can take a pad and cut a hole out of the center of it.  This pad will go over the blister and the water blister is going to be in the center of the hole.  This way the pad is going to be absorbing the friction from the movement and it is not going to cause the water blister to get any larger.

Many times people want to pop the water blister because they believe it will help it go away faster.  This is not the case and you need to keep that in mind.  When you pop the blister, you are creating an opening on your skin that can become infected.  You would be making your situation worse in the long run if you were to drain the fluid out of the blister.  What you need to remember is that the body will absorb the fluid back into the body on its own.  Once the fluid is gone you will want to leave the skin intact as well.  Remember that you do not want any open sores on your body that may become infected.

There are several different types of water blisters that can form on your body.  The important thing to figure out is how you are getting the blisters in the first place. You will want to determine what you are doing that is creating the blisters in the first place.  Once you have figured this out you will be able to take the necessary steps to avoid getting them in the future.  You may notice that once you make adjustments you do not get them any more.  This is the ultimate goal in the long run.   Be sure to keep the area clean and covered.  This is going to prevent an infection from occurring.  If you notice an infection, you will want to call the doctor and have the area checked by a professional.