Treatment For Blisters



  • Try to leave the skin on a blister intact as this provides a natural barrier decreasing the chances of infection
  • Cover it with a sterile bandage or a self adhesive bandage
  • If the blister is too painful you may have to drain it

How to drain a blister

Draining the fluid from a blister will give instant pain relief but it must be done correctly to stop further complications like infection

When Draining a Blister:

  • Wash both the blistered area and your hands with soap and water
  • Wipe the blister with disinfectant or iodine
  • Sterilize a needle with rubbing alcohol
  • Puncture the blister around the base and drain out the fluid, leaving the top skin in place
  • You may apply an ointment such as Vaseline and cover it with a gauze bandage
  • Change the dressing daily