Friday, December 7, 2012

Lifestyle & Home Remedies

Careful wound care and good nutrition are essential patient’s health. If blisters are left intact, they can enlarge, which creates a bigger wound when they finally break. Safe ways should be followed for breaking and drain blisters before they get too large. Doctors can also recommend products to use to keep the affected areas moist to promote healing, such as gauze that contains a moisturizing agent, and prevent infection.
When tending patient’s wounds:
  • Always wash hands before touching patient’s blisters.
  • If a soiled dressing sticks, don't pull it off. Soak the area in warm water until the dressing loosens.
If oral or ‘esophageal’ blisters are inhibiting patient’s ability to eat, here are some suggestions:
  • If drinking from breast or bottle causes an infant to develop blisters, try using nipples designed for premature infants or infants with cleft palate or a facial birth defect, or use a syringe or eyedropper.
  • For older children, puree foods with extra liquid such as broth or milk to make them softer.
  • Serve soft, nutritious foods such as vegetable soups and fruit smoothies.
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