Asked in Burns
What temperature does skin blister?
December 19, 2010 8:31PM
Blisters can occur in 5 seconds in water if the temperature is 140° Fahrenheit (60° Celsius). 120 degrees and below is considered safe. Between 121-140 degrees may cause blistering, but depends on skin type and age of person.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Skin Care, Pain
You were running on the hot streeet bare foot and got a blister because it was so hot is it a blood blister or blister?
Asked in Burns
What happen to the skin if you had a first degree burn?
What is the difference between an ulcer and blister?
Asked in Health
How do you soothe a blister?
A blister hurts the worst when the raw skin contacts air. If the blister has popped, try to remove the loose skin and then put some cream or antibacterial ointment on it and cover it with a bandage (band aid). Keep covered for a few days, replacing bandage when needed. If the blister has not popped, you need to pop it but in a way you may find difficult. Take a sterilized needle and insert it in healthy skin (not affected by the blister) just outside the blister going under the blister to make a hole. After the hole is made via under the blister, squeeze all the fluid out through the hole. This will prevent the raw skin from contact with the air preventing added pain. You may need to do this a few times a day if the blister refills with fluid, but there should be no reason to cover with a bandage unless to prevent wearing against something. This should heal in a few days and the top skin of the bubble can dry and come off.
Asked in First Aid
Why should you not prick any blister on your skin?
A blister is basically your body's way of repairing damaged parts of the skin. Think of it like this: You're hiking and you have thin socks or whatever so your feet rub inside your boot and a blister pops up. The top part of the blister is basically your damaged skin. Under that is new skin being prepped to replace the damaged skin. The water is there to act as kind of a cushion and to help speed up the healing process. When you pop the blister, the water leaks out, slowing the healing process, and then you've also created a hole in your skin, which makes the area more suspectable to infection. Just don't do it...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases
What makes a blister?
What does it mean if you get a blister on your vagina?
Asked in Skin Care
Is it better to pop a blister or leave it be and why?
it is better to cut it open and relieve the fluid from inside. The majority of pain comes from the pressure on the nerve endings. Once you cut the blister open, you need to pull all the loose skin off and then allow a fan to blow on the new skin. The new skin will be tender for a while but it will relieve the pain on the blister.
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Blood
How can you get rid of a blister?
It is best to leave the blister alone and let it heal naturally. However, there are times when this technique is not practical. I have used the following technique for decades treating blisters developed during hiking excursions and forced road marches in the Army. Sterilize a pin/needle. Poke the pin down into the good skin just beside the blister, then up under skin where the blister is. This will allow you to drain the liquid from the blister while protecting the area under the blister. Cover the blister with antibiotic ointment and a bandage. I have found this to relieve the pressure and the pain.
Asked in First Aid
Why should you not prick any blisters on your skin?
Blisters should not be pricked unless they are painful. Basically, a blister is when the top layer of skin is damaged, and your body's reaction is to "replace" the skin with new skin. You'll notice that the blister is filled with liquid if you puncture it, and that's because the water helps the new layer of skin "develop". The new layer skin is vulnerable and opening up the blister during the healing process opens up the wound area to infection and can slow the process.
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
Why do you have a blister on the back of your foot?
Asked in Health
Can you get a severe blister from applying ice directly on skin If so - what to do?
At what temperature will the human skin start to blister?
Based on the results of a study published in 1953 titled "BLISTER FORMATION AND TISSUE TEMPERATURE IN RADIANT ENERGY AND CONTACT BURNS" I would estimate that a temperature around 160o F would cause a burn. In their experiments, Sprague-Dawley albino rats' (and also pigs') ears were used as the subject of testing, and for 0.25 second exposures to hot water, 71o C (~160o F) was enough to cause blistering. One interesting part of the experiment was the measurement of subcutaneous skin temperature measured about 0.5mm under the skin. The temperature there would rise after exposure, peaking about 5 seconds after exposure. The lesson here is that if you burn yourself, try to rinse the affected part under cold water and try to remove the heat as it tries to conduct itself into your skin. If you are able to reduce the temperature within 5 seconds, you might be able to avoid a blister. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1942548/pdf/amjpathol00704-0039.pdf