health conditions


Question by  thooyavangmailcom (16)

How can I promote the healing of my sun blister sores?

They really hurt and I need to get them well.


Answer by  soothsayer (500)

Keep the area dry. You may apply some mercurochrome if its very superficial but if its infected you may dress it with povidone-iodine and the sore will heal gradually.


Answer by  isis36 (161)

Aloe, Vitamin E, and Lidocaine are your best best for sun blister sores. Wash the sores gently with warm water and a mild soap, pat them dry, and then apply something like Solar Caine (which has all three of the above listed ingredients). If they're really bothering you, you might want to take a mild pain reliever as well.


Answer by  dc8333 (420)

I'd recommend getting plenty of air to them - if you cover sores or wounds with plasters they stay wet and take longer to heal. There is also a natural product called 'Lucas' Paw Paw Ointment' which I personally find brilliant for any cuts, burns etc.


Answer by  CarrieZee (189)

First, boost your immune system with good nutrition and rest. Secondly, protect the blisters so that they do not open up. Do not pop or open them-that makes them vulnerable to infection. Painkilling sprays are available over the counter in most pharmacies.


Answer by  darce (125)

There are many ways to help heal sun blisters. One such way is to drain the blister, which you can do by using a clean needle and putting a small hole in the blister. You can then push the fluid out, cover it with medicated cream and a bandage.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

Drink a lot of water! Your body will likely be dehydrated due to the sores. Additional water in your system will promote healing and make sure that your body gets the water that it needs. Also, wear loose fitting clothing to allow your skin to breathe while healing. Other than that, it just take time.

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