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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
SImple means: You need to identify why the blister developed and eliminate that problem. Then, the keys are to cover and protect the injured area with dressing changes every other day to allow healing. Remember that inflammation (red, hot, swollen and tender) are important parts of healing and do not necessarily mean infection. If the wound is healing, it cannot be infected. If it gets worse, see a doctor. ...Read more
What could be the cause of recurring foot blisters on the foot? I get them on the bottoms and sides of the foot.
On the bottom of one of my foot blisters appear often.In different areas, I have never put any medications. The foot never hurts. They dry by its self
Caluses: If they are firm and non tender they could be calouses. Wearing the proper shoe size and socks can reduce these from occurring. Best wishes. ...Read more
Prevention is best.: So if certain shoes are causing them, pad the shoes or get rid of them. Sometimes two pair of socks can help when jogging. Once, they are there, with a sterile instrument pierce the roof enough to allow the fluid to escape and bandage. Do not remove the roof of the blister. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find the cause: Usually, blisters are the result of friction and irritation. If it's due to a specific shoe, avoid wearing it. It may be due to a part of the shoe rubbing or even the material (like an allergy). ...Read more
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Don't deroof it. : You don't want to deroof a blister. You can pop it, using a clean instrument, but if you're concerned (if the fluid is an unusual color, or if the surrounding skin is very red and swollen, or the blister is quite large, etc.), you may want to have your health care professional evacuate the blister for you. Keep it clean and dry as it heals. ...Read more
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
Pop and soak: Sterilize a needle and open the blister to remove pressure. Cool tap water soaks for 20minutes--do 2 or 3 times-will help with any swelling or tenderness. You may cover with a band aid when you have shoes or socks on, but leave open as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do nit rupture: them, just do not run for a few days ...Read more
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