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Doctor insights on: New Shoes Heel Blisters

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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I wore some new shoes the other day and got a giant blister on my foot. Should i pop it?

I wore some new shoes the other day and got a giant blister on my foot. Should i pop it?

Just be careful...: If it were me, i'd pop it... At the edge of the blister and drain it completely of fluid. Just make sure to keep the area very clean so an infection does not set in. I would use triple antibiotic cream and a band-aid cover until it stopped draining. ...Read more

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How do I stop my shoes from causing me blisters right above my heel?

How do I stop my shoes from causing me blisters right above my heel?

Deodorant: Blisters form from friction against the skin, but also moisture is needed. On top of changing shoes and socks, try moisture control by using spray deodorant on your feet (yes, the same armpit deodorant you buy). This may help decrease moisture and therefore decrease chance of blisters. ...Read more

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I'm training for a 5k in November. I get blisters on the back of my heels where my shoes rub against them. How can I alleviate the pain?

I'm training for a 5k in November. I  get blisters on the back of my heels where my shoes rub against them. How can I alleviate the pain?

Spenco second skin: spenco second skin is great as blister protection. You can also use "moleskin" The back of the heel is a common place for blisters, Do your shoes fit well? ...Read more

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What are some advices on blister care and high heeled shoes + thigh chafing?

What are some advices on blister care and high heeled shoes + thigh chafing?

Read below: For blister, sterilize a needle and poke one or 2 holes to get the fluid out, try to leave the skin over the blister. Vaseline is a very inexpensive product to put over areas that will normally get friction from exercise or overuse to an area. ...Read more

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Don't all blisters you get from rubbing your foot against a shoe contain puss?

Don't all blisters you get from rubbing your foot against a shoe contain puss?

Not at all: Blisters from friction will fill with a serrous fluid. Pus can form if they become infected. Smaller blisters should be left intact so as to not allow them to become infected. If they do tear open apply antibiotic ointment and a sterile bandage. If they do not resolve in a week or so be sure to see your doctor. If you do see pus, they are already infected, and you should see a doc much sooner. ...Read more

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Why do I get blisters on my right foot only? It can't be my shoe because they are the same.

Why do I get blisters on my right foot only? It can't be my shoe because they are the same.

Blisters: Are caused by friction and just like no two feet are the same, no two soes are the same so the shoe can very well be the cause. ...Read more

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What cause blisters on TIP of toes on both foot , not from shoes?

What cause blisters on TIP of toes on both foot , not from shoes?

Claw toes: If standing barefoot your toes are slightly contracted on the tips, almost like your walking to the tips of your toes that could cause blisters if they are not hitting your shoes. ...Read more

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I have a huge white water blister-thing-blister on my foot from my shoes and its about the size of a dime. I don't want to pop it though. Should i leave it alone?

I have a huge white water blister-thing-blister on my foot from my shoes and its about the size of a dime. I don't want to pop it though. Should i leave it alone?

Let it heal on own: A blister functions like a biologic dressing, keeping out bacteria and dirt. Allow it to resolve on its own if possible.
If it pops, keep the area clean and dressed with antibiotic ointment and a sterile bandage you change daily. ...Read more

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Can having hsv-1 cause blisters on feet? one foot? or are the blisters caused by my shoes?

Can having hsv-1 cause blisters on feet? one foot? or are the blisters caused by my shoes?

Not herpes: Although it is possible to get herpes lesions on other parts of the body (called herpes gladiatorum), it is rare and is v. unlikely in your case. Most probably you're body is reacting to the ill-fitting shoes. I would definitely stop wearing the shoes entirely and try to minimize any activity that makes the feet hurt. You need to rest and recover first. Keep off the feet and protect the blisters. ...Read more

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I've had this blister/scab on the top of my foot for a few days from shoes and now it's inflamed and has pus. Should I be worried?

I've had this blister/scab on the top of my foot for a few days from shoes and now it's inflamed and has pus. Should I be worried?

See you doctor: If there is pus coming from the wound, have it evaluated for possible oral antibiotic therapy. Local wound care can be provided as well. ...Read more

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Right foot, 3rd toe has been having a blister like bump for months, now 4th toe has samething and hurts with closed in shoes on. ?

Right foot, 3rd toe has been having a blister like bump for months, now 4th toe has samething and hurts with closed in shoes on. ?

Hammertoes: Is this in the tops of the toes? You may be developing corns from the tops of the toes rubbing inside the shoes. This is common if you have hammertoes. Try a a size larger shoes or shoes with a deeper toe box. If this doesn't help see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Popped blister on foot from shoes. Has turned hard and yellowish. Is itchy. Right foot and arm tingling and bit numb. Is this related? Infected?

Popped blister on foot from shoes. Has turned hard and yellowish. Is itchy. Right foot and arm tingling and bit numb. Is this related? Infected?

Blistering: Area turned hard, yellowish, & itchy after popped blister on foot:
answer: could be cellulitis.Normally would want to drain blister instead of popping it.
As a precaution, take an oral antibiotic such as Keflex or ampicillin.
Right foot & arm tingling & bit numb: the arm tingling seems unrelated. ...Read more

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Any way to prevent my new shoes from giving me blisters?

Get rid of them: If your new shoes are giving you blisters then they have not been fit properly. ...Read more

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Are new sketcher's training shoes just as dangerous as wearing high heels or platforms?

Are new sketcher's training shoes just as dangerous as wearing high heels or platforms?

No: Running with scissors is dangerous. Running in skechers is not. High heels and platforms are only "dangerous" in pregnancy if you fall or twist your ankle. Most people are not comfortable in them later in pregnancy, but they can't cause any real harm to moms or babies. If you are comfortable in them, go ahead and wear whatever you like. Comfort and fit are the most important features. ...Read more

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Is it normal for new shoes to cause you to give you blisters?

No: Improperly fitting shoes will cause blisters. New shoes should not rub anywhere to the extent that you create blisters. ...Read more