Proper care should be taken to avoid and treat foot blisters. If left untreated or treated incorrectly, foot blisters can lead to serious infections. The treatment of foot blisters can be difficult because there are certain blisters that can be drained, and other blisters that should be allowed to resolve on their own without drainage. If a foot blister does not cause pain, then it should be protected with either an adhesive bandage such as moleskin or water-based gel pad such as “2nd skin” made by Spenco. If bandage material is unavailable then petroleum jelly or even duct tape can be applied.
If a foot blister is causing significant pain it needs to be drained. The drainage of a foot blister needs to be taken seriously and should be performed only by a Podiatrist. Usually, topical antibiotic ointment is utilized afterward to prevent infection. While foot blisters are the result of high pressure and friction, they can cause major discomfort so seek out a professional for proper treatment.
If you are currently experiencing frequent foot blisters or have excessive amounts of redness and pain around blisters, call to make an appointment to see one of the doctors at Progressive Foot Care. The doctors are experts in treating foot blisters and many other foot concerns.