Blisters are commonly seen on our hands and feet. The two worst places that they could be! It’s hard to decide which part of the body is worse to have them on. We’re going to tell you how to control the blisters on your feet so that being on your feet is easier when you have them.
Before you can understand the at home and clinical remedies to treat blisters on your feet you should have a good understanding of how foot blisters are even formed.
The pesky pockets of fluid are formed when someone is on their feet too much or wear shoes that are too tight causing a lot of friction on the skin. Oddly enough there are some cases where you can be on your feet all the time and never form blisters. It can be narrowed down to the fitting of your shoes and moisture inside of them.
Which leads to one of the causes blisters can form from.
Fungal infections are associated with a few different conditions. When speaking of feet blisters these fungal infections are at the root of Athlete’s Foot. The fungus found in athlete’s foot thrives in warm and moist environments. The fungus isn’t only born from within your shoe close to your feet. This fungus, unfortunately, grows on warm and moist surfaces such as swimming pool floors.
Walking on Hot Surfaces
During the summer this is more common since you’re more likely to be outside walking on hot concrete or sand surfaces. Not limited to summer, however, some can find themselves on hot surfaces in unfortunate events, not during the summer. This can be categorized with sunburns as well. Never attempt to open the blister while it is still tender since this will make it more prone to infection.
Severeness of frostbite cases can vary depending on conditions. Most of the time frostbite requires immediate medical attention regardless of it being on your hands or feet. If you feel as if you have frostnip this can usually be treated at home with blisters not present.
Obviously, these are three common causes of foot blisters and there are much more underlying causes.
Treating Foot Blisters
As mentioned it’s never a great idea to mess or tamper with a new blister that remains tender. Accidentally opening it could lead to infection and create more pain beyond the actual foot blister.
Instead for foot blisters that become large and uncomfortable, you can drain it. Before you do that make sure that your hands and the needle you’re using are clean. This includes washing your hands with soap and disinfecting the needle with alcohol as needed.
Allow time for the fluid to drain completely from your foot blister. If the blister refills, you can repeat as needed. This foot blister draining method should only be used if you have full confidence in doing so. Considering the severity of the blister seeking medical attention could be needed. If you’re not sure, consult with your doctor.
Avoid Foot Blisters
Taking good care of your feet is always the first step to avoiding blisters on the feet. Wearing comfortable footwear that won’t constantly rub up against your feet. Keeping your feet dry and free of moisture are both places to start. If you frequently get blisters on your feet start searching for the root cause of them. Think: How am I getting these foot blisters? Then avoid or stop doing whatever it may be that cause those foot blisters.