Tuesday, May 25, 2010
How can i get rid of water blisters/bubbles?
you can choose to either let them heal on their own, or drain them yourself. If the blisters are not obtrusive it’s best to let them heal on their own as puncturing the outer layer of skin will create an open wound and increase the likelihood of infection.If your skin blister is large and/or painful, and you choose to drain the fluid - take care to leave the outer skin intact. Follow these steps carefully in order to help your blister heal faster and continue to protect it.Clean the blister with rubbing alcohol or antibacterial soap.
Sterilize a straight or safety pin by using pliers to hold it over a flame until the pin glows red and then allowing it to cool.
Using the pin, puncture a small hole in the base of the blister.
Using GENTLE pressure, drain the blister.
Apply an antibiotic ointment to the area like Bacitracin and Polymyxin B – triple antibiotic ointment. Avoid products containing neomycin as this is more likely to cause an allergic reaction.
Cover the area with an absorbent, non-stick bandage and change it daily. You may need to change it more often if it becomes wet, dirty, or loose.
In the event that the blister forms a small tear in the outer skin, treat it in the same way as if you had punctured it using the above steps. If the tear is larger, “un-roof” the blister by carefully removing the loose skin with sterilized scissors. Then cleanse the base of the blister with antibacterial soap and water, and apply antibiotic ointment and a bandage as described in steps 5 and 6 above.
Don't try to pop them. It will make it worse. The water in the blister is there because what ever caused you to get it in the first place burnt your skin in some way (wheather it be friction or just fire) and the water is there to cool it off and prevent more burning or heat. Just leave it alone for a couple days and it will disappear on it's own. If you try to get the water out it will scar and hurt really bad!