Sometimes your child may have a blister. Blisters are located in the epidermis or just below it and are filled with light-colored fluid. What is the best way to treat your child’s blisters?
How do blisters form?
They usually appear in places that have been exposed to too much friction or pressure. Therefore, children are prone to blisters on their feet. For example, when your child puts on new shoes or walks around with shoes that are too tight or too wide.
Especially when the skin is moist, blisters can easily appear. These types of blisters are called normal blisters or pressure blisters.
They look like pads filled with clear liquid.
How to cure blisters that your child presents?
Because of the risk of infection, it’s important to only open a blister if your child is very upset. If not, clean the ampoule thoroughly with soap and water. Dry the blister and surrounding skin with gauze or a paper towel. Put a Band-Aid on it and make sure it’s soft. The tape should be large enough to cover the entire ampoule. If the ampoule is very large, it is best to bandage it with a non-fluffy gauze.
Perforation of a closed ampoule
If your child is very bothered by the blister, you can prick it. To avoid the risk of infection, it is important to follow these steps:
- Wash your hands before and after treating the blister.
- Disinfect the skin with a skin disinfectant before and after the puncture.
- Pierce the closed ampoule with a sterile needle or lancet. Pierce the top and bottom of the closed ampoule as close to the skin as possible. Drill the top first.
- Deflate the ampoule with a swab or gauze and collect the liquid with gauze.
- Cover the ampoule sterilely or as cleanly as possible.
A scald is a second-degree burn in which the skin is red, swollen, and hurts to the touch. Never prick a burn, it is necessary to lower the temperature of the injury, by pouring cold water. and it is very important to prevent the child from manipulating and bursting the blisters, since their function is to protect the skin while the tissues are regenerated, in addition, if they burst, the lesion will not have any natural protection and the risk of infection will increase.
When the blisters on the skin in children are already broken, the wound has a moist appearance. Although these burns can be quite severe, recovery from minor burns can occur within two weeks. In the case of large second-degree burns, you should take your child to the hospital. Always call the emergency room in case of major second and third-degree burns.
Blisters in the mouth in children or tongue
Does your child have a blister on his or her tongue or mouth? This can have several causes. Your child may have burned his or her tongue from eating or drinking too hot, orit may be thrush or a blistering virus, such as foot-and-mouth disease or herpes simplex. If you have blisters on your tongue, it’s best to see your doctor. Don’t give your child acidic foods or drinks, such as orange juice or sparkling soft drinks, or salty foods. This can damage the blisters on the tongue.
Until you know for sure that the blister is or is not from burns, it is advisable to monitor if the blister heals well and to go to the doctor if your child has a fever. Never apply an ointment to blisters on your child’s tongue.
Prevention is better than curing skin blisters in children
As for foot blisters, have your child wear clean socks regularly. Body salts from dirty socks trap moisture, which in turn can lead to blisters on the feet.
If your child has just bought new shoes, don’t let them walk around all the time. Let him walk around the house in socks or barefoot. This will allow your feet to air and dry. You can put band-aids on the sole of your foot and heel. This will provide some protection to these “blister-sensitive” areas.
If you put a small sole under the heel of your shoe, your heel will be a little higher and will not rub against the back of the shoe.
Always choose the right shoe size. Ask the shoe salesperson to measure your child’s feet to get the exact size, this can prevent blisters.
All the information we give you in this article is indicative since each person is different so to establish a diagnosis and treatment it is essential that you go to your doctor.
Carolina González Ramos
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