What to do with skin blisters?

The skin is our largest organ. It gives us the ability to perceive touch, pressure, tension and temperature differences. The receptors that are important for these sensations are in the epidermis and in the dermis. Overall, the skin consists of three layers that are connected to each other.

epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous tissue

The upper skin, also known as the epidermis, is the outermost layer of the skin. This is followed by the dermis with the underlying hypodermis. These three layers are in turn made up of several layers. However, the skin as a sensory organ with its complex structure should not just be viewed as a mere shell. Our skin serves as a comprehensive protection, for example

  • from cold and heat
  • against the ingress of microorganisms
  • against loss of water and heat
  • against pressure, impact and friction

The shoe pinches!

Most skin blisters are caused by mechanical stimuli. Triggers can be, for example, the new shoes that are not “broken in” yet and pinch, or items of clothing that rub. The main place for blisters is the foot. Constant pressure on a spot lifts the epidermis. A cavity is created that   fills with lymphatic fluid . This cushion, painful as it may be, shields the sensitive layers of skin underneath, providing natural protection!

Blister Help

Once the blisters are there, special blister plasters from the pharmacy can help. Due to their gel-like filling, these reduce the pressure on the bladder and thus promote the healing process. If you puncture the blister, please be careful to disinfect the needle and blister surface and do not peel off the upper blister skin. An open blister can quickly become inflamed and further complications can result.

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