Blisters on Hand
A blister is a water-filled raised area of the skin. Blisters can happen on any part of the body, especially on surfaces that see a lot of friction like hands and soles of the feet. Hand blisters can be particularly painful as you have to wait till the blister breaks. Hand blisters in children and adults usually occur due to hard physical activity like gymnastics, cycling and even mastering the jungle gym.
There is also a condition which causes small blisters on hand. This condition is called dyshidrosis and is a form of eczema. The other hand blisters causes could be anything including excessive sweating, allergies, bad repetitive friction, or suffering from chronic diseases like diabetes which have been known to cause injuries on limbs.
Hand Blisters Treatment
There is no cure for hand blisters but there is treatment. The main hand blisters treatment is to drain them. This step can be a painful way to treat blisters but it is a necessary step. If the blister is not drained, an infection could start and spread around the blister. Before you lance the blister, you should clean your hands very well. If you are not comfortable lancing the blister, seek help from a doctor.
Once you have cleaned your hands, gather some clean towels, a disinfectant, and cotton swabs. You will also need a clean and preferably unused needle. Also keep a lit candle or a light next to you. Heat the needle till it becomes red hot and lightly touch it to the blister. It will hurt a lot but will also burst. As soon as the blister bursts, you need to soak up all the liquid. Once the liquid is absorbed, disinfect the area with fresh cotton and disinfectant. Do not allow the skin under the blister to get exposed. It could lead to that delicate skin getting exposed to potential infections. Do not aggravate this area and definitely not exert it until the blister completely heals. You can also apply over-the-counter ointments on the deflated blister but avoid bandaging it as the wound needs to breathe and bandages sometimes prevent that. When the blister is healing, avoid constantly touching it. It is an open invitation for infections. If you feel a fever coming on or see redness or a swelling around the blister, it could be the beginning of an infection. Home remedies like turmeric pastes and soothing aloe vera gel can also be used after the blister has been burst.