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Types of Blisters

Updated on February 23, 2012

Types, Causes, and Some Treatments

fter being in a car accident there became a burn blister on my hands from the airbag. I had no idea what this was nor ever had a blister like this before. I did a little research and went to a doctor to confirm my suspicion that it was a burn blister. I am going to list 3 of the most common blisters so you can easily identify and treat them.

· Burn Blisters- This is a 2nd degree burn. 1st degree burns are typically just red, some swelling, some tenderness or pain. 2nd degree burns cause these blisters, more severe pain, swelling, and redness or blotchiness. These blisters will come from a chemical, the sun, radiation, electricity of some form, or friction. (in my case it was chemicals and friction) This blister will swell up and become filled with liquid. The liquid is serum from the body. Do not pop this blister. The serum will go back into the body and the skin will harden as it prepares to heal. If the burn just happened place the area in cool water but don't put ice on it because it can cause more damage. Put an ointment over the blister and burn. Cover it with a bandage to protect the blister. Take over the counter pain medication and keep an eye on the blister for infection. Go to a doctor immediately should pain or infection start.

· Fever Blister- This blister is also known as a cold sore. These blisters usually show up around the mouth or lip area. However, they can show up on the face, inside nose, mouth, and other areas on your body. These blisters are from the herpes simplex virus. This virus can be either strand 1 or 2 for cold sores. These blisters are usually red and swollen. They can cause pain and be very embarrassing. You can prevent these blisters by not sharing cups, towels, or touching other items others with cold sores have used. Don't come in contact with others bodily fluids by kissing etc. Another way to prevent these blisters is to not have a stressful life. Don't pop these blisters and if the blister remains after two weeks consult a doctor. There are topical ointments, zinc ointments for itching, vitamin c, lysine supplements, and balms that can be used to relieve discomfort of these blisters.

Hope you can figure out the type of blister you have after this article and treat it effectively.


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