What Are Blisters?

Blisters often cause pain and discomfort, and they usually appear the surface of an individual’s skin. The size, number and pain caused by blisters varies to great degrees, as does the level of visual notability.

Basic Blister Facts

A blister acts as a bump filled with fluid on the skin, often protruding only a few centimeters off of the skin’s surface. These bumps develop after too much pressure gets placed on blood vessels and pores, after bug and spider bites, from chemical burns and over exposure to the sun, and from bacterial infections as well.

Prevention and Variance

People face the risk of contracting blisters of many types. In order to avoid developing these sometimes painful wounds, one will find the greatest amount of success by wearing protective gear while performing physical work with the hands and wearing shoes or boots that fit properly at all times.

To avoid blisters caused by burns, heat, cold temperatures and insects, people can use moisturizing lotion, sun screen and bug repellent during necessary times. Proper clothing also helps limit the amount of sun or chemicals that reach the skin's surface. Some chemical products will cause adverse allergic reactions when brought in contact or close proximity to the skin’s surface. Wearing protective gear while handling these types of products will limit the chance of blisters occurring.

A medical professional will provide individuals with the best possible prevention to these types of blisters and infections.

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