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How Do I Care For Foot Blisters From Running
Protect the areas: A foot blister from running (or playing tennis, or ice-skating) is just a spot on the skin where friction separated the top layer of skin from a layer underneath. After washing, one should cover the blister with a bandaid, whether or not the blister is intact or popped. After a week, the skin layer underneath matures into a new surface layer, and the dried top layer (the blister) will peel away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relieve the pressure: With sterile instrument pierce the blister roof to allow fluid to escape, cover with bandaid. ...Read more
See below: If bad see the doctor. Try to leave them intact. Use a gel insole for padding. Try soaking in warm water with epsom salt. This will help to dry them out. If they open apply antiseptic. ...Read more
Cover or dry it out: If the blister is still raw, consider using some kind of cover - like a bandaid or something gel-like (eg. Spenco second skin). If the blister is drying out, you probably don't need to put anything on it and your sock will protect it. Just avoid anything that may be the cause of friction and/or irritation that resulted in the formation of the blister to begin with. ...Read more
All blisters are not: All blisters are not alike. If the blister was caused by a shoe rubbing then the previous answer is good advise. But, some blisters are caused by fungal infections. If after breaking the blister itching occurred a fungal infection might be suspect. If the fluid coming out of the blister is colored and not clear it could be a minor bacterial infection. If the problem persists seek medical advise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a podiatrist: You should try not to pick at blisters, especially the first 48 hours after they form, to allow the skin underneath to heal. It sounds like you may be developing a bacterial infection. Make an appt. With a podiatrist promptly to determine whether you need oral antibiotics. In the meantime, clean the blister with soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment and a bandaide or sterile dressing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could be the cause of recurring foot blisters on the foot? I get them on the bottoms and sides of the foot.
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