How do you treat a blister?
What is the recommended treatment for blisters in young children?
Sarah Broadhead | Pediatrician
If your child gets a blister, it will often heal on its own. Our skin is incredibly effective at repairing itself, however there are some extra steps parents can take to ensure their children's blisters heal properly:
- Sanitize the area around the blister using soap and water
- Reduce swelling and discomfort with cold or an ice pack
- Avoid forcibly puncturing the blister on your own, this increases the risk for infection by creating an open wound
- Keep the area as clean and dry as possible, this can be especially difficult for blisters on the hands and feet
- Call your child's health care provider at any sign of infection: swelling, redness, pus, pain, fever or streaking.