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Blister Prevention

A blister is easy to notice. They typically form on the heel from excess friction caused by wearing shoes and socks that do not fit correctly. Blisters look like a small bubble that fills with a liquid to protect the raw skin. A blister will gradually drain when new skin has formed. When a blister forms, it can wreak havoc when attempting to complete daily activities. There are effective techniques to help prevent blisters, such as insoles if the feet slip inside the shoes and foot powders to absorb sweaty feet. It is beneficial to apply an antibiotic ointment, followed by covering the area with a bandage that can protect it from draining prematurely. If you frequently develop blisters on the feet, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can offer the correct prevention tips.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of East Ocean Podiatry . Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters develop as a result of constantly wearing tight or ill-fitting footwear. This happens due to the constant rubbing from the shoe, which can often lead to pain.

What Are Foot Blisters?

A foot blister is a small fluid-filled pocket that forms on the upper-most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid and can lead to blood drainage or pus if the area becomes infected.

How Do Blisters Form?

Blisters on the feet are often the result of constant friction of skin and material, usually by shoe rubbing. Walking in sandals, boots, or shoes that don’t fit properly for long periods of time can result in a blister. Having consistent foot moisture and humidity can easily lead to blister formation.

Prevention & Treatment

It is important to properly care for the affected area in order to prevent infection and ease the pain. Do not lance the blister and use a Band-Aid to provide pain relief. Also, be sure to keep your feet dry and wear proper fitting shoes. If you see blood or pus in a blister, seek assistance from a podiatrist.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Deerfield Beach, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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