Natural Care & Cure For Finger Blisters

By Patricia | June 2, 2009
Finger Blister Natural Remedies

How To Care Finger Blister: My Finger have 1 ½ inch blister caused after burnt by hot oil, should I open it forcefully or should apply some remedies?

The best way to heal a skin blister - especially as a result of hot oil - is to leave it alone. If you attempt to lance the boil or force the water out from the blister, it could delay the healing process, and may even cause secondary infection. It is important to treat the blister with as much care as possible and check that it does not burst prematurely. Finger blisters caused due to hot oil is an indication of second degree burns that may turn serious and infectious if opened up or pierced forcefully.

The water trapped in a blister is actually nature's way of helping the wound to heal on its own and it would be best to let nature run its course of healing rather than pry the blister open and drain out the fluid. As time passes by, you will notice that the outside appearance of the blister has turned red, and it will eventually open out on its own which can then be drained. This is believed to be the most effective way of treating a burn blister.

You could adopt some home remedies to relieve yourself of the pain. Some people believe that peppermint toothpaste applied to a blister can relieve the pain and discomfort caused from the painful blister. Peppermint toothpaste is thought to help in cooling the skin and providing relief, due to the presence of fluoride in the toothpaste. However, one must be careful before using toothpaste as such claims of healing the blister through dental cleansing agents are unwarranted. A safer application would be to use an ice cube on the surface of the blister, only after the outer layer of the blister has started to thicken. The thickening of the skin is an indication that the healing process has commenced and is currently in progress. Applying fresh aloe vera gel from the leaves of the aloe vera plant is also safe as an application for relief from pain. If the blister refuses to heal on its own for more than a week, you must consult your doctor for the next course of treatment.

Once the blister has burst on its own, you will need to cover the open lesion with a dressing. An antibiotic ointment is usually recommended on the open wound and since the blister is on the finger, a small dressing can prevent the wounded finger from touching things. Keep a tab on the wound each day for indications of infection, such as augmented pain, inflammation, swollen appearance or festering. If you notice any of these signs, check with your doctor immediately.

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