First Aid for Blisters

When you’re traveling or camping, the care of the feet must be doubled, since we rely on them for our offset for the adventures in General. A situation of blisters can happen for various reasons and, the sooner the problem is identified, the easier to be treated. See in this article how to avoid bubbles and what to do in each type of situation.
Bubbles are injuries that are formed on the skin when she suffers some kind of friction which causes a detachment between the epidermis and the dermis according to campingShip.
The bubble starts with the simple detachment of the skin and can develop into a bubble with the formation of liquids in your inside, or to a situation with bleeding. In this article, first we give you tips to avoid the formation of bubbles and, if this is not possible, following are first aid tips for knowing what to do depending on the severity of the bubble situation.
How to prevent blisters
There are two factors that are the main cause of bubbles: the friction and sweat. You may have a bubble simply because the seam of the half came in the top of the finger, or why did a little sand in the shoes. But if the skin is moist, the trend is that the bubble to form more easily.
Avoid friction
Friction happens commonly in areas where there is a protruding bone or fingers. We must avoid the friction between their fingers, or between the sock and foot, or caused by a tight footwear point of contact. Confers below the tips to put into practice:
-Use more than one half, one of them tight around: in this way, the friction that would occur between the sock and foot will be only between the socks.
-Use socks for trekking, padded in parts of greater friction.
-Use appropriate size stockings to your foot, never socks too big.
-Never perform an activity with a new footwear. The ideal is to use it several times before you get to a situation.
-Use Vaseline or Vick Vaporub between fingers or in locations that you realize you are more susceptible to the formation of bubbles. These products “slip” and reduce the friction of the half against the skin and between the fingers; an efficient alternative.
-Use micropore on toes or elsewhere that you identify to be more sensitive to the formation of bubbles. For more extreme situations wrap your toes one by one, making a protective layer of skin on each finger.
Avoid sweat
When we performed hiking or physical activities in the heat, your foot. This sweat just wetting the skin and keeping the foot wet.This moisture for long periods, ends up “getting soft” skin and making her more sensitive to friction. To avoid:
-Use socks to facilitate the evaporation of the sweat; there are marks that develop technologies to it. Some examples are the liner socks as the Veloce Pro Liner, the soil or the Sock Liner, Did.
-Use deodorant for feet (powder or spray), this lowers the humidity that favours the formation of bubbles.
-Use footwear breathable, allowing your sweat to evaporate.
The main Tip: Learn how to act to avoid bubble formation, but if this is not possible, stop at the slightest symptom of discomfort, take your shoes off, identify what’s causing the wound and treat the problem. As before is identified the formation of bubble, easier to avoid her getting in the way of your adventure.
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Treatment for blisters
In initial state
The best thing to do is put a cotton, gauze or a band-aid or micropore in order to isolate the bruised area. In this initial state, the most important thing is to eliminate friction that was causing the bubble, preventing it from turning into a bubble with l or.
Liquid bubble
When the bubble is evolving to a more advanced state, she begins to fill with a clear liquid. Medical experts advise not stick or burst the bubble if the same is not really bugging you and you can keep the affected area at home.
However, if it is bothering you too much, you can drain the fluid that is inside the skin. Do it carefully, don’t “pop” it, just make a little hole with a needle, and help the liquid out.
Never remove the “loose” skin that is covering the bubble, she is a natural bandage that will help keep protected internal skin hurt.
When drilling the bubble, if the material used is not clear, it can end up causing an infection, so only do this if you have material properly sterilized.
After draining the bubble, make a dressing on it and make sure that there will be no more friction on the site.
Note: there are those who advise sticking to the skin with the needle a line between the inner and outer skin, but this procedure increases the chances of infection. Never do this if you do not have as disinfect the needle and the thread.
Bubble with blood
The bubble of blood happens when the lesion formed by friction comes to superficial blood vessels, without disruption of the epidermis. Are usually formed by a strong pressure on the skin.
Once you identify who’s in a bubble that already has blood on your inner part, the priority is to make a little hole with a needle, without breaking the skin, so that the blood leave the bubble. To do this, use the same procedure as mentioned above (in the bubbles in liquids). Do this procedure as soon as you notice the blood – the sooner, the less chance of blood clot between the skins.
In case of the blood to clot, then you will already be in a tricky situation. In this case, you will need to peel the skin covering the bubble and the clot and, in doing so, the entire area hurt where I was going to be bubble exposed. You will have to clean up the region and make a bandage with gauze to prevent friction in the region and, especially, the entry of bacteria, thereby protecting a possible infection.
Avoid the most reach this situation, because an injury like that, depending on the region, can be very painful and makes the offset.
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It is worth mentioning
The bubbles should be drained if the adventurer is with great discomfort in the bubble.
It is of the utmost importance to maintain always clean the blister area to prevent growth of bacteria that can cause infection.
If the situation gets too serious bubble, or the least sign of infection in the region, promptly see a doctor or hospital.
Keep in mind that an infected bubble, especially in the feet, can quickly wipe out any camping or adventure. Are your feet that lead you to the camps, trips and adventures, so treat them with special care.