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What Is a Blister?

Monday, 18 May 2020 00:00

The healing time for blisters that develop on the feet is approximately one week. They can form as the body naturally heals the skin that has become damaged. A small bubble that is filled with fluid will form on the exposed skin. This protects the skin as the healing process occurs, and new skin forms. The most common reason why blisters develop is from excessive friction, which may come from wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. Additional reasons can include having feet that sweat for the majority of the day, or from medical conditions that can consist of psoriasis and eczema. It is beneficial to cover the blister with an elastic bandage, as this may help to protect it from draining prematurely. If you have a blister on your foot, please consider consulting with a podiatrist who can help you avoid an infection.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact our podiatrists of Foot & Ankle Specialists of Delaware County, LLC. 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 offices located in Springfield, and Upland, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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