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Foot Blisters

INTRODUCTION TO FOOT BLISTERS

Blisters occur when feet get hot & sweaty, making socks stick to the feet. The sock and foot then rub against each other and the inside of the shoe. Fluid fills up a space between layers of skin to protect the area, like a small balloon. That's how a blister forms. People with diabetes may not be able recognize the painful event due to a condition called neuropathy. A doctor should attend to their blisters and burns.

APPEARANCE OF FOOT BLISTERS

Sometimes these blisters "pop" by themselves and can become infected. Watch out for redness or leaking yellow liquid, and for red lines near the blister. These are symptoms that require medical attention. If the blister has not "popped," then leave it alone. Most of the time it will reabsorb and heal on its own.

foot blister

The above photograph is of a severe blister

CAUSES OF FOOT BLISTERS

  • Form as a result of heat, moisture and friction.
  • Friction forces caused by inappropriate footwear.
  • Form as a result of fungal infections of the skin, allergic reactions or burns.
  • Excessive foot perspiration.

TREATMENT OF FOOT BLISTERS


If the blister is a-symptomatic (not painful) then you should leave the blister alone and let it take its natural course. It will eventually break and the fluid will disperse leaving no pain. If the blister is painful than you should boil a needle for 5-10 minutes in water and once cool, carefully pierce the blister. Press the fluid out and use an antiseptic cream such as betadine cream and cover the area with a dry dressing or a band aid. If you are a diabetic patient or have any doubts about this simple procedure than please contact your doctor for advice.

To prevent blisters make sure your running shoes fit adequately and are not too tight or loose. Try to lubricate your feet to prevent traction by using Vaseline or talcum powder. If you suffer from sweaty feet than products such as callusan fresh are available to control excessive moisture.

Foot Blisters Treatment

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Flexitol Heel Balm is extremely effective in helping prevent blisters and friction when exercising or "breaking’’ in new shoes. You should apply Flexitol Heel Balm before walking or running. Ensure that rough areas and potential blister sites are well covered with Flexitol Heel Balm. The running /walking movement massages Flexitol Heel Balm into the feet, leaving them smooth and supple.

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