What are blisters?

Blisters are painful, fluid-filled lesions, often caused by friction and pressure.

Causes of blisters:

  • Ill-fitting shoes.
  • Stiff shoes.
  • Wrinkled socks against the skin.
  • Excessive moisture.
  • Foot deformities.

What can you do?

  • Keep your feet dry.
  • Always wear socks as a cushion between your feet and shoes.
  • Wear properly fitting shoes.
  • If a blister does occur, do not pop it. Cut a hole in a 1/4″ piece of foam or felt, forming a “doughnut” over the blister; tape the foam or felt in place or cover with a soft geltype dressing.
  • Treat an open blister with mild soap and water; cover it with an antiseptic ointment and protective soft gel dressing to prevent infection and speed up the healing process.

What will Dr. Allen do for you?

  • Remove the blister surface if needed.
  • Prescribe appropriate medications, topical or oral.
  • Recommend paddings, dressings, and friction-reducing measures.