Treating Foot Blisters

A blister is a small pocket of fluid that forms on your body. These bubbles can develop after a burn, infection, insect bite, or trauma. Blisters on your feet, however, are common and usually just caused by friction. Walking or standing for several hours a day puts pressure on your feet, so the longer you’re doing these activities, the greater you risk is for blisters. They can also be caused by poorly fitted shoes which rub against your feet, causing blisters.

  1.  For Blisters That Have Not Popped
    • Try not to pop or drain it. The fluid-filled blister keeps the underlying skin clean, which prevents infection and promotes healing.
    • Try to leave it uncovered.
    • Avoid putting pressure on the area.
  2.  For a Blister That Has Popped
    • Wash the area with gentle soap and warm water.
    • Smooth down the flap of attached skin and do not remove it.
    • Apply antibiotic ointment to the blister.
    • Cover the area with a loose bandage.
  3.  When to Drain a Blister
  • You should drain a blister that is large, painful, or in an awkward spot.
  • Sterilize a needle with rubbing alcohol and water.
  • Make a small hole at the edge of the of the blister and gently squeeze out the fluid.
  • Then follow the same steps as the already popped blister.
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