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What Causes Blisters on the Feet?

Tuesday, 11 April 2023 00:00

The body’s natural defense mechanism against skin that has become damaged is to form blisters over the raw area. A blister looks like a bubble that is filled with liquid. This protects the skin while new skin has formed underneath it. When the new skin has formed, the blister will gradually drain, allowing the air to accelerate the healing process. It is important to refrain from popping the blister prematurely, which may help to prevent an infection from developing. Blisters form from excess friction that can happen from wearing shoes and socks that are too tight. Additionally, they may develop from an allergic reaction that happens from an insect bite, or possibly from a chemical burn or a bad sunburn. If you would like to know more about the causes of blisters on the feet and how to prevent them, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can provide you with the knowledge you are seeking.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact Dr. Gerald Perelman of Ohio. Our doctor 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 Wilmington, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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