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Popping of Foot Blisters

Tuesday, 06 February 2024 00:00

Determining whether to pop a blister is essential, considering the type of blister you have. Blisters, characterized by raised bubbles filled with clear liquid, blood, or pus, can be uncomfortable, especially in high-use areas of the body like the feet. The decision to pop a blister depends on its type, and it is never recommended to do so on your own. Friction blisters, often caused by pressure or rubbing, typically heal on their own when the source of friction is removed. However, if you cannot protect the blister from further irritation, a podiatrist safely popping it may be necessary to prevent infection. Blood blisters, which contain a mix of blood and clear fluid, follow a similar healing course as friction blisters and can be treated similarly. If you have a painful foot blister or if it becomes infected and it seems to require popping, it is strongly suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to determine what the best course of action is for you.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of Grand Blanc Family Footcare. Our doctors 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 Grand Blanc, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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