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Blisters and Vaseline

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 00:00

If you are someone who wears shoes that rub up against your skin or shoes that are simply too tight, you may be putting yourself at an increased risk of developing blisters. Blisters on the feet are certainly nothing to take too lightly. These blisters may develop on the feet in different areas such as the heels and toes. If you have a blister that falls off prematurely, leaving a wound exposed, a podiatrist can help you address this problem. Depending on the nature of the blister and your particular case, a podiatrist may suggest a variety of different things. For example, a podiatrist may recommend that you would benefit most from applying petroleum jelly to the wound and covering it with a bandage. The goal of taking these steps is to facilitate the healing of the underlying wound. Please contact a podiatrist today for more information and correct treatment options.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact Dr. Lee R. Stein of Lake Shore Foot & Ankle, PC. 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 one of our offices located in Chicago, Highland Park, and Uptown, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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