A blister on the foot can cause discomfort, despite its small size. It is defined as a bubble that is filled with liquid, forming directly over the portion of skin that has become damaged. It is the body’s natural defense in protecting the new skin as it grows, and it will gradually drain when it is no longer needed. Larger blisters may need to be drained, and this is done by puncturing the edge of the blister with a needle that has been sterilized with alcohol. It is suggested to people who are diabetic to refrain from doing this, which may help to prevent an infection from developing. Open blisters require an application of petroleum jelly, followed by covering them with a bandage. It is beneficial to remove the bandage at night, which may help to accelerate the healing process. Blisters on the feet occur from excessive friction and may be common among people who frequently run or jog. A podiatrist is specialized in guiding patients to learn specifically what causes blisters on the feet, and it is suggested that you contact this type of doctor who can provide you with preventive methods.
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 Dr. Alan J. Spector of Shore Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
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)
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 our office located in Point Pleasant, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.