Monday, 11 January 2016 00:00

Treating Your Blisters

blister6Blisters may look a little icky, but they serve the primary function of preventing infection when you’ve ruptured your skin’s cell tissue. Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., advises not popping a blister unless it is absolutely necessary, if the blister inhibits physical activity. Knowing how to pop your blister is important to prevent infection. You can do this by using a sterilized needle, then covering your popped blister with antibiotic ointment and waterproof bandages. Oxygen will also help speed up the healing of your blister. Opt for wearing comfortable socks and shoes during the process of healing.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. For more information, consult with Dr. Moshe Hillel from Advanced Footcare NY. Our doctor will assist you with all of your podiatric concerns.

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 contact our office located in Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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