What is Water Collection?
The skin consists of two parts, upper and lower skin. Since the skin on the upper part consists of dead cells, there are no nerves and blood vessels. The lower skin is the opposite. The accumulation of fluid between these two layers is called water collection in colloquial language. Small ones are called vesicles and large ones are called blisters.
The accumulation of water is the leakage of the fluid inside the cells that make up our body somehow. If this liquid remains here for a while without being thrown out of the skin, inflammation may occur. Pain may occur due to tension in the area where the blistering occurs. This situation can create an uncomfortable feeling in the person who has the problem.
If you have a large full bubble on your foot, it is necessary to evacuate the water bubbles. Practically, it is to clean the area of the bubble with iodine solution with a sterile needle tip, which can be done in a home environment, and then with the needle, the liquid is withdrawn without removing the bubble without damaging the ceiling. This procedure will alleviate the pain that develops due to the blister, and will provide a faster recovery of the damage in the area.
What are the Causes of Standing Water Collection?
There are many known causes of standing water collection. Some of these reasons are;
Running or walking a lot can cause skin irritation. Therefore, damaged skin can collect water.
Materials such as gravel, sand, stones that enter the shoes may cause water accumulation as they will force the foot.
If the selection of socks and shoes is made incorrectly, it can cause skin damage. In addition, changing socks frequently can prevent blistering. It is also important to choose the shoes that are suitable for their intended use. The socks used should be wool / synthetic, not cotton.
If a painful sensation occurs on the foot, the foot should be washed immediately, and a clean socks should be worn.
If standing water accumulation has not occurred due to such reasons and it takes a long time to heal, it may be a sign of another disease. In such cases, it is beneficial to consult a doctor.
How Does Standing Water Collection Work? How Is It Treated?
It is a disturbing situation that creates the risk of infection if standing water collections are not taken into account. It is very important not to stand until the blistering disorder is completely over. If the water accumulation in the feet is resting, the recovery will occur faster than normal.
If the shoes used caused the water accumulation in the feet, the same shoes should not be worn or the problem should be solved. If the water bubbles formed on the feet have not passed, the liquid inside must be emptied in a clean environment. Socks should not be worn for a while on the foot where blistering occurs.
If the standing bubble is already ruptured by itself, more attention should be paid to the cleaning of the problematic area. The area around the torn blister should be cleaned frequently with warm water and antibiotic cream should be applied. The places that are torn in the water-collecting area should not be peeled any more, and the skin should be expected to throw this area by itself.
People who are at high risk of infection due to cancer, heart diseases, HIV, diabetes, etc. should not burst water bubbles in their feet. People with these disorders should be treated by a specialist doctor.