Geelong podiatrists talk about blisters.

March 15, 2021

Geelong podiatrists talk about blisters.

 

Blisters are one of the most common foot injuries seen in sport and everyday life.  A blister is a small pocket of fluid that forms in the upper layer of the skin in response to the skin and bone moving out of sync.  The foot is a common site for blisters.   Our Geelong podiatrists commonly observe blisters with people wearing new footwear or in the sporting community in children and adults.

Many people ask should you “pop” a blister?  Our Geelong podiatrists recommend if the blister is small and not painful, not to “pop” the blister as new skin will form under the blister and the fluid will be absorbed.  The fluid filled blister keeps the skin base clean, prevents infection and promotes healing.

If the blister is painful and will cause further irritation, you may need to drain the fluid and apply an antiseptic eg, betadine and protective dressing.  If you are concerned with a large blister or if you have recurring blisters on your feet that are not resolving, contact us at podiatry@belmont and our Geelong podiatrists can fully assess your blisters and feet and provide appropriate treatment and advice.  Call us on 52430130.