How to treat and cure a Blood Blister (4 Methods)

Blisters are caused by trauma to the skin, as a strong pinch. The result is a red patch filled with fluid lump that can be very painful. Although most blood blisters are not serious and disappear on their own, their treatment should be known in order to minimize discomfort and prevent infection.There are several things that can be done at home to ensure that this injury is completely harmless.


Method 1 : Treating immediately after the injury

1. Remove the pressure of the bubble and expose it to the air.

Make sure that nothing touches or press the bubble. Exposing it to air can accelerate natural recovery as the bubble will be intact and the chances of it bursting and infected are smaller.

2. Apply ice to the bubble if it is too sore.

Cold compresses can be applied in place for 10 to 30 minutes at a time. Do this to reduce pain and to cool it down if it is throbbing. This can also be done regularly, but not immediately after injury.Do not put ice directly on the skin as this can cause a cold burn. Instead, place a towel between the ice and skin to protect the injured area.

Apply aloe vera gel in the blister to relieve the pain and swelling.

3. Under normal circumstances, do not burst the bubble.

This may be tempting, but it is likely to get infected and the natural healing process of the body is delayed.If the bubble is on foot, try not to put it under prolonged pressure.

Method 2 : allowing the bubble to recover alone

1. Keep it exposed to air.

The majority of blood blisters will recover itself over time, but keep the area clean and dry to accelerate the healing process. Keeping exposure on air bubble assists recovery and limits the possibility of infection.

2. Reduce any friction or pressure.

If the bubble is in an area that usually comes into contact with something, such as the heel or finger, apply a bandage to limit friction against it because it increases the chances of it bursting.It is possible to find some dressings and with a round hole in the centre to reduce friction and maintain the bubble exposed to speed recovery.

 3. Protect it with a bandage.

The bubbles come in contact with things on a regular basis, such as those in the feet or toes, can be covered with a loose bandage for extra protection.  These bandages reduce the pressure in the bubbles and decrease the friction, two important things in the recovery and decrease the chances of infection.Use sterile dressings and change them regularly.Before applying a bandage, clean the bubble and the area around it.

4. Continue treatment until the area is recovered completely.images

If the bubble is too large, schedule an appointment with a doctor. Some bubbles need to be drained and you better do it under the supervision of a professional to avoid infection.

Method 3: Knowing how and when to drain a blood blister

 1. Decide whether it is best to drain the bubble.

Although let them quiet usually be the best option, it is sometimes necessary to drain them. For example, if the blood accumulation is large and the pain is extreme or the bubble if it is getting so big that eventually bursting alone.  Think of the real need to drain it, but be cautious.It must be much more careful when treating a blood blister than an ordinary bubble.

If you decide to drain it you need to take care to avoid the chances of infection.

Because of the risk of infection, you should never drain a blood blister if you have a problem like HIV, heart disease or cancer.

2. Get ready to puncture the bubble.

If you decide to drain the bubble, you must take certain steps to not infect it. Wash your hands and the area of the blister with soap and water before beginning. Then sterilize a needle with rubbing alcohol. You will use this needle to puncture the bubble.

 3. Gently press down on the edge of the bubble with the needle and fluid will leak out of the hole.

Apply light pressure on the blister to help the flow of fluids if required.

 4. Clean the area and cover the blister with a bandage.

Apply an antiseptic (if you have any allergies) and cover the area with a sterile dressing. After the bubble burst, avoid the maximum pressure or friction as possible. To prevent infection, you should note well the damage and change the dressing regularly.

Method 4 : Treating one burst bubble


1. If the bubble burst due to pressure or friction, it is necessary to clean it quickly to prevent infection.

Start draining the fluid carefully.

2. Wash the area thoroughly and apply an antiseptic ointment (if you do not have allergies), just as you would if had drained on its own.

 Avoid using alcohol or iodine directly in the region, as they may delay the recovery process.

3. Leave the skin intact after draining the fluid.

Take care and smooth the skin of the bubble to protect the region and accelerate the recovery process. Do not remove the skin around the bubble.

 4. Cover with a clean bandage to prevent infection.

The dressing should exert enough pressure to prevent the disruption of more blood vessels, but not enough to prevent the circulation in the area. Change the bandage daily after cleaning the area and the bubble should recover in a week.

Method 5: Looking for signs of infection

1. By taking care of the bubble, carefully look for signs of infection.

If the region becomes seriously infected, a doctor may prescribe oral antibiotics for treatment. It is important to clean and properly cover the bubble to decrease the chances of an infection.If you start to feel sick or high fever, you may have an infection.

2. Watch for pain, swelling or redness around the bubble.

An infection can cause redness and swelling around the site or a pain that develops long after the emergence of the bubble. Keep an eye on these symptoms and take appropriate measures if they arise.

3. Keep an eye on red patches coming out of the bubble, as they may indicate serious infections that spread through the lymphatic system.

Lymphangitis usually occurs when viruses and bacteria from a wound infection penetrates the lymphatic system channels.Other symptoms include lymphangitis swelling of the lymph nodes, chills, fever, loss of appetite and malaise.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact a doctor immediately.

4. Keep an eye on the drainage of pus and fluid bubble.

Pus discharges are indicators of possible infections, so stay tuned if a yellow and green pus begins to accumulate in the region and bursts out of the bubble.



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