Tuesday, October 24, 2017
   
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Blisters are painful, fluid-filled lesions, often caused by friction and pressure.

 

CAUSES OF BLISTERS?

  • Ill-fitting shoes.
  • Stiff shoes.
  • Wrinkled socks against the skin.
  • Excessive moisture.
  • Foot deformities.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Keep your feet dry.
  • Always wear socks as cushion between your feet and shoes.
  • Wear properly fitting shoes.
  • If a blister does occur, do not pop it.
  • Cut a hole in a ¼” piece of foam or felt, forming a “doughnut” over the blister; tape the
  •  foam or felt in place or cover with a soft gel dressing.
  • Treat an open blister with mild soap and water; cover it with an antiseptic ointment
  •   and protective soft gel dressing to prevent infection and speed up the healing process.

 

WHAT WILL A PODIATRIC PHYSICIAN DO FOR YOU?

  • Remove the blister surface if needed.
  • Prescribe appropriate medications, topical or oral.
  • Recommend paddings, dressings, and friction-reducing measures.