A blister on the knee is seen as a fluid filled vesicle / lesion that is small, red and by and large painful. There may be associated skin inflammation and fever.
A blister is a vesicle of the skin that is filled with clear fluid, and could range from a miniscule size to more than 1 inch in diameter. Depending up on the precise cause, a blister may be associated with redness, pain, tenderness, or itching, and occasionally fever too.
By and large, blisters develop from irritation or some sort of damage to the skin; certain disorders and illnesses can make blisters as well.
What Causes Blisters On Knees?
The following are some of the probable causes for blisters on the knee.
- Chicken pox
- Cold sores
- Pox virus
- Herpes simplex
- Extreme heat or cold
- Contact with some irritant or allergen
Home Remedies To Treat Blisters On Knees
It is very vital that prompt diagnosis is made and the etiological factor be established. Based on the cause of the blister, the treatment regimen needs to be started.
Only your doctor can guide you as to the most appropriate treatment option for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your health care provider before making a decision, including whether to commence or suspend any treatment plan.
The following guidelines will help you:
- In case of chicken pox, herpes and measles the suitable drugs have to be taken to combat the infection successfully. Your health care provider will guide you as to the correct medicine and its suitable dosage.
- Dermatitis needs to be handled promptly to prevent aggravations and exacerbation. Step up your intake of tomatoes, bell peppers, berries, limes, nuts and carrots. All these are loaded with vitamin A, E, and C. These are ‘skin vitamins’ and help battle dermatitis effectively. Also have sulphur rich foods such as onions, garlic and eggs, daily for fighting dermatitis and warding of recurrent episodes.
- Have 3 to 5 flakes of garlic. Garlic helps fight off infections quickly and helps deal with the blister by reducing the size and battling the pain.
- Sunburn related blisters subside the moment you stop being exposed to the sun’s UV rays. Ensure that you always slather on a good sunblock cream before stepping out.
- Keep the affected area clean. Wash well with soap and warm water several times in a day.
- Tea tree essential oil is an excellent home remedy for all blisters; even the most stubborn ones. Apply the neat oil to the affected region as frequently as you can. It is a highly medicinal essential oil and quickly combats most infections. The blister starts subsiding almost rapidly.
- Turmeric powder is another very useful natural medicine for blisters. Make a paste of powdered turmeric with a little water. Apply to the blister and leave overnight; the blister starts shrinking rapidly. Also, experts advise that you have turmeric internally. Mix 1 spoon of the powder with a spoon of honey and consume thrice daily.
- If you need to pop the blister make sure that you use a sterilized needle and apply an antibiotic cream all over.
In extreme cases, not responding to any medication, your health care provider may advise embarking on to a course of strong antibiotics.