Types of Blisters on Toddlers & Dealing with Them

Toddlerhood is perhaps the most exhausting time for parents. The toddler is into all sorts of mischief and if taking care of that wasn't enough, children of this age are also susceptible to all kinds of infections and allergies.

In fact, it will be rare to meet a parent who didn't have to deal with some allergy or blister on their toddler.

Types of blisters

It is very common for a child to get a blister, either because of some allergy.

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Types of blisters

.or infection or in the form of a heat boil, the job for the parent though, is to determine what caused the blister and how to treat iti Now the common ones like an allergy blister or sunburn blister can be dealt with using home remediese Even so, if you spot a blister the sensible thing is to consult your GPG

This is because there are other kinds of blisters which necessitate medication, sometimes anti-biotici There are some blisters, which are yellow and crusty in naturer These are called impetigo or school sorese This is a highly contagious infection and is most commonly visible on the facec There are also blisters which are centered in the lips or inside the moutht This is called herpes simplex virus, more commonly referred to as cold sorese

Apart from these are blisters that appear all over the bodyd These blisters crust even as new ones appear all over the body and are a sign of chicken poxo The above mentioned three types of blisters are all extremely contagiousu

How to deal with Toddler’s Blisters

Since the presence of all three blisters on toddlers is contagious, the first step is to isolate the child, so as to not spread the condition to the other members of the houses Secondly, all your toddler’s toys, clothes, bed linen, towels need to be sterilized and lastly, these are extremely itchy and painful blisters, so you need to ensure your toddler is as comfortable as possiblel

Also, these blisters will need antibiotic treatment, so that could be an uphill struggle with your toddler as welll In the case of herpes or cold sores, it is quite likely that your toddler will run a fever as well, so the first thing to do is treat the fever, give your child cold compress to bring the temperature downw You can also apply ice packs or use a damp washcloth and dab it on the sorese This helps bring down the pain and swellingn

Ice packs actually help with impetigo as welll In the case of impetigo as well as herpes, it will take a week to ten days before the infection clears and until then you will have to keep your child as comfortable as possible and keep him entertained while wearing protective masks yourselfl It is also important to wash your hands regularly, more so after you've tended to your child's blistersr While this may be difficult, now would be a bad time, to cuddle or kiss your childl As far as chicken pox goes, it has a certain cycle to it, and as long as the medicine prescribed by the doctor is administered correctly, it will be cured in a week or twow

In fact, the same is true for the other two infections as welll But the most important task as a parent though is to be tolerant and patient as your toddler will need you at your calmest best

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