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Doctor insights on: How Do I Care For Foot Blisters From Running

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How do I care for foot blisters from running?

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 more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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What is the best way to treat a foot blister from running?

What is the best way to treat a foot blister from running?

Relieve the pressure: With sterile instrument pierce the blister roof to allow fluid to escape, cover with bandaid. ...Read more

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How to take care of foot blisters?

How to take care of foot blisters?

With sterile: Instrument, carefully pierce the roof, allow fluid to be expressed out then apply antibiotic ointment/cream to the siter with a bandaid. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do about foot blisters?

What do you think I should do about foot blisters?

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

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Tips on running with a blister on my foot?

Tips on running with a blister on my foot?

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

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Can you tell me how to treat a foot blister?

Foot blister: Covering the blister with band-aids impregnated with compeed works well. And of course, do not allow the same friction to occur. If it was from a shoe, have it stretched away from the area that was affected. ...Read more

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How can I resolve my foot blister and prevent another?

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 more

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I peeled off my very big foot blister; it is very red now and hurts a lot. What shall i do?

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 more

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What could be the cause of recurring foot blisters on the foot? I get them on the bottoms and sides of the foot.

Foot blisters: They may occur from friction and rubbing or, depending on the type of blister, could be caused by a fungal infection or dermatitis. A podiatrist can help you with this. ...Read more

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