Blisters can be painful things to have and there are many different causes for them. They could have been caused by new shoes rubbing against your heels or even simply walking a long way, amongst many other causes. However, if you have a slip, trip or fall or you experience burst blisters, you need to take extra care to prevent them from becoming infected.
How can a slip, trip or fall cause burst blisters?
The only thing that is needed for a blister to become punctured or burst is for pressure to be applied onto it. This can be from shoes pressing down to having a slip, trip or fall and landing on the blister. Most blisters contain liquid pus and if this isn’t cleaned properly the risk of infection is high.
How to treat burst blisters
The main thing is to make sure you clean the blister with warm water. Ensure there is no dirt or foreign objects which may have lodged themselves into the blister when you had your fall injury.
After this, if you can, leave the blister uncovered as long as you are somewhere that it won’t get dirty. It is best to allow the air to get to it to aid healing. However, if that isn’t possible it is better to cover it with a clean non adhesive dressing so that no dirt gets in the open blister; this also applies to any open wounds you may have sustained if they burst from a slip, trip or fall.
If you make sure the blisters are kept clean and, when possible, uncovered they should heal quite quickly. However, if you notice they start creating pus or swell up then you should try and clean the area and if it does not go down then you should seek medical advice.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had a slip, trip or fall, with or without rupturing blisters, within the last three years and the fall injury was not your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as slip, trip and fall injury claims.
To find out more about making a slip, trip or fall claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice