WebMD states that there are home remedies that can be used for the treatment of sunburn blisters. Items found in the home, grocery or drug store can aid in healing the sunburn. Soothing creams and over-the-counter medicines are also effective in treating sunburn.Continue Reading
WebMD first suggests applying cool water to the sunburn in the form of compresses and showers and baths. Hydrocortisone creams, aloe vera and chamomile also effectively help with sunburn pain and swelling. It is advised not to place hydrocortisone cream on the rectal or vaginal area and for a person to receive approval from a doctor before using such creams on children younger than 12 years of age. It is advised that sunburn sufferers leave small blisters alone and to protect them with bandages loose enough to leave the skin intact.
A blister may potentially need to be drained depending on the size, and WebMD states that sanitizing a needle or pin with rubbing alcohol before puncturing the blister on its edge is the best way to do so. The area then needs to be washed with soap and water to clean it, not iodine, alcohol or any other cleaning product. Before applying an antibiotic ointment and bandage, the skin should be smoothed over.
WebMD also states that over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin, are also effective in dealing with sunburn-associated fever and pain.Learn more about Skin Conditions
Fever blisters have no cure as of 2015; doctors recommend patients medication or remedies for the symptoms associated with the condition. Some of the remedies involved in managing this condition include ointments, antiviral medication and vitamin C supplements. Fever blisters are caused by the herpes simplex virus, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.Full Answer >
Home remedies for poison ivy blisters include flooding the area with warm water for 20 to 30 minutes or using rubbing alcohol on the blisters, says MedicineNet. Plant washes, soaps or detergents that can cut through the poison ivy's oily resin can also be used. The patient's clothes also need to be laundered before they're worn again.Full Answer >
In cases of healthy individuals who undergo treatment shortly after blisters first appear, symptoms of shingles may subside in three to five weeks, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Antiviral medications can reduce the severity of symptoms and the duration of a bout with shingles.Full Answer >
Epidermolysis bullosa simplex is incurable, and treatment involves managing the blisters and wounds caused by the condition and preventing infection, reports the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. Sometimes surgery may be necessary to correct deformities, graft skin, widen the esophagus or implant a feeding tube, explains Mayo Clinic. Vitamin supplements may help with nutrition deficiencies caused by the inability to eat.Full Answer >