Q. What is the procedure to remove a blister in hand?

Answered by
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 01, 2016 and last reviewed on: Apr 03, 2020

Hi doctor,

I have a blister in hand. This was caused because of playing tennis. I initially got this three years back. But, it is still persisting. It does not trouble when I do not play, but is uncomfortable while playing. Since I have it for long, please suggest any ointment. Also, advice if it can be removed completely with any procedure.

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • I have reviewed the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and you have developed callosity due to playing tennis and because of the friction caused by holding a racquet.
  • I would suggest applying Duofilm lotion or Salex L lotion (Salicylic acid) on the affected areas twice daily.
  • With time you will notice the skin getting soft and you can remove the dead skin by scrubbing with a pumice stone. Continue this for four weeks and revert.
  • Alternatively, you can also consult a dermatologist and get it removed permanently by paring of the lesion or getting it enucleated.

Revert back after four weeks to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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I had applied the duafilm lotion the caluse had got peeled off after a couple of weeks. But after playing tennis it reoccurred slightly. I have applied the solution again and caluse seems to have got removed again. Photo attached.
How can I prevent reoccurrence?
I will stop playing for the next 4 days. Please suggest other precaution that i can take.

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
# I have reviewed the attached photograph and have gone through your complaints.
I do understand your concern but it is recurring due to the constant friction from the tennis racquet.
To prevent its recurrence you should try to wear something that can reduce the friction while playing tennis .
Also apply xerina cream on the hands twice daily. It is a good quality moisturising cream which contains keratolytic agents that will keep the hands soft.
This will also prevent the formation of callosity.
Dr Asmeet

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