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Blisters Will Gradually Drain

Tuesday, 05 April 2022 00:00

A small area on the skin that is filled with liquid and resembles a bubble is referred to as a blister. Its function is to protect the damaged skin while new skin grows, and will gradually drain when the body no longer needs it. A blister often develops as a result of excessive friction from wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. Additionally, blisters can form from certain medical conditions, including psoriasis, frostbite, and eczema. An allergic reaction to an insect bite may cause a blister, or one may develop from specific types of chemicals. The blister can be protected by placing a bandage over it, as daily activities are completed. If you frequently develop blisters on your feet, please consult with a podiatrist who can provide you with reasons why and suggest correct preventative techniques.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact William Urton, DPM of British Columbia. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

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 feel free to contact our office located in Langley, BC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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