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Blister Prevention

A blister is easy to notice. They typically form on the heel from excess friction caused by wearing shoes and socks that do not fit correctly. Blisters look like a small bubble that fills with a liquid to protect the raw skin. A blister will gradually drain when new skin has formed. When a blister forms, it can wreak havoc when attempting to complete daily activities. There are effective techniques to help prevent blisters, such as insoles if the feet slip inside the shoes and foot powders to absorb sweaty feet. It is beneficial to apply an antibiotic ointment, followed by covering the area with a bandage that can protect it from draining prematurely. If you frequently develop blisters on the feet, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can offer the correct prevention tips.

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 one of our podiatrists of Gerber Podiatry Clinic. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

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)

  • Bubble of skin filled with fluid
  • Redness
  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Itching

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 Evanston, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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