Summer has officially arrived and naturally it has Aussies around the nation bursting to get outside and embrace some of the country’s most beloved sporting activities. Victorians in particular are not about to let a summer’s day go to waste so once the season launches it’s all about backyard cricket, tennis tournaments, golfing extravaganzas and just about anything that gets you up on your feet and out in the sunshine.
Living an active lifestyle has very few downfalls but one which every Aussie is bound to know all too well is the dreaded blister after a long day of sporting activities. A blister can inflict a considerable amount of discomfort and can be quite debilitating when it comes to physical activity so it’s important as an active Australian you know how to provide First Aid for blisters.
The most common blisters are caused by continuous friction between the skin and clothing or equipment. But blisters can be caused by a number of factors:
Once a blister has developed you can identify it from the following signs and symptoms:
To ease discomfort and avoid infection follow these 7 simple steps for First Aid for blisters:
Blisters can be caused by a number of activities and can involve complications if not treated properly in the initial stages or if caused by severe circumstances. Once you have provided First Aid for blisters you should seek medical assistance if you experience any of the following symptoms:
The best ways to avoid suffering from a blister include:
For many, a great Australian summer is defined by sizzling hot days socialising with friends and family over a friendly, yet competitive, game of sport.
The constant friction between your shoes and feet or a cricket bat and the palm of your hand can cause a blister to appear before you realise just how invested you’ve become in bringing home a win in the annual backyard cricket match with your family or neighbours.
Sometimes the onset of blisters can’t be avoided but to ensure the inconvenient injury doesn’t impact your chances of a golden hat-trick at your next summer cricket match, follow our guide on how to provide First Aid for blisters to guarantee improved comfort and aid the healing process all whilst on your way to scoring bragging rights for the next 12 months.