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Blisters That Can Form on the Feet

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 00:00

The feet are a common area for blisters to form, and there are various types of blisters that can develop. Friction blisters are considered to be the most common, and they appear as a small bubble that forms on top of the damaged skin. It is the body’s natural way of protecting the raw skin, and they will gradually drain when new skin has formed. A blood blister is filled with bloody fluid and is generally dark red or purple. This type of blister may develop after the skin has been severely pinched. Blisters typically result from wearing shoes and socks that do not fit correctly. To avoid further damaging the skin, and irritating the blister, it can be beneficial to shield it with a protective covering, which may also help to prevent premature draining. If you frequently develops blisters on their feet, please consult with a podiatrist who can offer you proper preventive techniques.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact Dr. Charles Marchese of Manalapan Foot & Ankle. 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 offices located in Manalapan, NJ, and Staten Island, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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