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Dealing With Blisters on the Feet

Dealing with blisters on your feet can be quite uncomfortable, but with proper care, you can find relief and avoid potential complications. It's essential to first identify the underlying cause of your blister. They often develop from friction or pressure on the skin, typically caused by ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or excessive moisture. Maintaining good hygiene is important when dealing with blisters. Cleanse the affected area gently with mild soap and water. Avoid the temptation to pop the blister, as this can introduce infection and slow down the healing process. To alleviate discomfort and protect the blister, consider using specialized blister pads or moleskin. These materials can reduce friction and provide cushioning, making it easier for the blister to heal. Choosing appropriate footwear is essential for blister prevention. Opt for shoes that fit well and are made of breathable materials to minimize friction and moisture buildup. Wearing moisture-wicking socks, applying lubricants like petroleum jelly, or using insoles for added cushioning can help prevent blisters from forming. If your blisters persist, worsen, or become infected, it's suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist who can provide the proper care for your feet. 

Blisters may appear as a single bubble or in a cluster. They can cause a lot of pain and may be filled with pus, blood, or watery serum. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of Centers for Foot & Ankle Care. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters are often the result of friction. This happens due to the constant rubbing from shoes, which can 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.


(Blister symptoms may vary depending on what is causing them)

  • Bubble of skin filled with fluid
  • Redness
  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Itching

Prevention & Treatment

In order to prevent blisters, you should be sure to wear comfortable shoes with socks that cushion your feet and absorb sweat. Breaking a blister open may increase your chances of developing an infection. However, if your blister breaks, you should wash the area with soap and water immediately and then apply a bandage to the affected area. If your blisters cause severe pain it is important that you call your podiatrist right away.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Merrillville, Portage, Michigan City/LaPorte, and Schererville, IN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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