Blisters on the legs. Blisters on the feet of a child. How to treat blisters on the toes
Many formations on the skin cause unbearable discomfort. One of them is a blister. He appears due to too much friction with shoes or tools legs are not uncommon. They can be at any person and at any age. Most often, this problem accompanies athletes and those people who cannot choose the right shoes.
What is a blister?
In principle, such an injury is not fatal, but it is unpleasant and painful. It is characterized by the fact that a non-cavitating formation appears on the leg or arm, which occurs due to swelling and inflammation of the upper layer of the epidermis. Blisters on the legs usually disappear after a while.
Education may have a different shape and size. As for the symptoms of this pathology, it is very simple. When a blister appears, a person feels burning, itching, and pain. Especially clearly the signs appear when the formation of touch.However, blisters should not be considered as blisters that may appear as a result of a burn.
Causes of the problem
In principle, they are different. However, most often blisters on the legs are observed due to friction of the skin on shoes or other objects (on the hands they may appear in athletes who practice on the uneven bars). And they can also be the result of an insect bite or an allergic reaction to an irritant.
In other words, it can be said that the blister is a natural defensive reaction of our skin to a too strong mechanical effect. You can not call it an allergy, because this problem can appear in absolutely any person.
When should I go to the doctor?
If you have blisters on your feet, then this is not a reason to panic. However, there are cases where consultation with a dermatologist is necessary. Worth a visit to the doctor, if observed:
- severe pain, swelling of the affected area;
- fever and fever;
- blistering suppuration;
- swollen lymph nodes.
All these signs indicate the accession of the infection.If you have blisters on your toes, then improper treatment can lead to headaches and a worsening of the general condition. Naturally, in this case, you must consult a doctor in order not to worsen your situation. The fact is that the frequent appearance of blisters may indicate an autoimmune disease. And this is a serious bell.
What types of blisters are there?
It should be noted that this problem can be classified. For example, blisters on the toes can be different.
- Red They usually appear during an allergic reaction to a stimulus called a urticaria. They usually go away on their own without any treatment for a few hours.
- Water. They usually appear after you put on tight shoes that rub the skin very hard. Inside the transparent bubble is filled with serum. It is a part of blood that does not contain red blood cells. Most often, such blisters on the toes are the protection against deep damage to the epidermis.
- White. Most often they occur due to an allergic reaction or excessive sebaceous glands. They can be located anywhere.
First aid for blistering and features of the treatment of wounds in children
In order to eliminate the first blistering symptoms that cause a lot of pain and discomfort, you need to give yourself first aid. First you need to clean the affected part of the skin from dust. That is, the blisters on the hands and feet should be well washed. In addition, the affected area should be protected from subsequent contact with the irritating surface. That is, if you wear shoes, you must first put on a sock and seal the blister with adhesive tape.
If one layer of plaster is not enough, stick another one. Do not open the blister, as you can put the infection in the wound. However, if it is very large and causes a lot of discomfort, then you can release the liquid from it with a sterile needle. However, the skin, which remained, it is better not to cut, as it is a protective layer. It will take about 14 days to completely eliminate the blister.
If you notice that the rubbed place has become festering or your temperature has risen, then you definitely need to see a doctor, because an infection has entered the body that can cause serious complications.
Now consider the question of what to do if a baby has rubbed a leg or arm. If there are blisters on the feet of the child, first of all, you should eliminate the risk of infection of the wound, as well as remove the pain. To do this, you can apply special healing ointment: "Panthenol", "Boro Plus" and others. Very often clean the affected area with warm water and antibacterial soap.
What if you feel itchy at the site of the lesion?
If you feel that the blisters on your feet are itching, then this means that you have an allergic reaction to any irritant or an infection has entered the wound. To eliminate the itch, you will have to use antihistamines. In this case, Telfast and Claritin products are considered the best.
Itching may occur in other cases, for example, during hypothermia. However, in this case it is necessary to fight the same method. That is, in order for the affected place to stop itching, you need to dip it in cool water or put a compress on it. In this case, histamine is released due to vasoconstriction.
Features of wound healing
If blisters appear on your foot, you need to properly treat them.For this you can use both traditional and traditional methods. For example, well helps bath with salt water. To do this, you need to dissolve a tablespoon of salt in a liter of water. Take such procedures should be daily.
Use aloe leaves for quick wound healing. Before using the sheet, you need to clean the skin. Aloe should be glued with a patch for the night. In order to disinfect the wound, use the extract of chamomile or oak bark. To prepare the solution should be steamed 2 tablespoons of raw materials 500 ml of steep boiled water. After the agent is infused, you can rinse the affected area with it, take baths or apply compresses.
If blisters appear on the leg, they must be treated. However, it is better to prevent their occurrence. First of all, choose the shoes that will be comfortable, not cramped and not very tight. You should also carry it before going to wear it on a long journey.
Do not wear clothes that make your feet wet. It only contributes to rubbing. If you have too sensitive skin,and it quickly gives way to rubbing, it is necessary to apply special fat creams that create a protective film on the surface of the epidermis.
If you have gentle hands, but you love to work in the country, then try to wear protective gloves. Naturally, you must use creams that restore the top layer of skin.
In principle, these are all features of the occurrence and elimination of blisters. The main thing is to prevent infection of the wound. If there are complications, it is better to consult a doctor. Be healthy!