Blisters on hands can be easily treated with this step by step guide.
Blisters, fluid filled sacs, can pop up anywhere on your body, even on your hands. They are caused by friction-related damage, or burns. But you must take care of your skin as they cause infection and skin damage. It can be easily treated at home. Here are the simple steps to treat your blisters on hand at home.
Clean Affected Area:
First of all, clean the affected area. Make sure your hands are clean, too, since blisters can easily become infected. You must use warm water and antibacterial soap to wash your affected area and hands as well. This is because infection is the main “culprit” for blisters. A regular washing will remove the infection from that area.
Disinfectant the Blister’s Layers:
After cleaning your affected area, you must disinfect the outer area of blisters and surrounding area as well. You can do this with iodine or alcohol. Take a cotton swab and dab it with the either solution. Gently rub your blisters with a cotton ball.
Puncture it With a Needle:
Make sure your needle is disinfectant, especially when you are using ordinary needle like those of sewing machine. An old, rusty and worn out needle can cause infection. So, you must disinfectant it by boiling or rubbing alcohol over it. Choose a clean and sharp needle. Puncture the blister with the needle. Make sure to pierce only one spot as an intact skin will speed up your healing process. Let the fluid drain out. Rub an antibiotic ointment on your blister. Secure it with a bandage. Use your bandage over blister in a way so that the middle part of the bandage prop up by creasing the sides and moving them closer. This will make your wound breathe and provide protection against dust and pollution.
Keep your blisters moisturized to prevent irritation. You can use organic coconut oil to keep you blisters well moisturized.
Change the bandage every day. After a week or two, you see the formation of the dead skin which must be cut off by using tweezers or sterilized scissor. Use more ointment and a bandage till your blisters is completely healed.
So these are the steps to treat the blisters on your hands. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice unexplained swelling or pain.