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Blisters

BLISTERS

What is it?

Blisters are painful, fluid-filled lesions that are often caused by friction and pressure. They usually have a bubble like appearance, though continued friction can force them to burst.

What can cause it?

  • Ill-fitting or new footwear
  • Stiff-shoes
  • Wrinkled socks rubbing across the skin
  • Excessive moisture
  • Foot deformities

What can I do to alleviate it?

Blisters can often burst on their own increasing the risk of infection. One of our chiropodists at
Clarke Ventresca Foot & Orthotic Centres may remove the surface of the blister and dress it to prevent infection and further irritation. Topical or oral antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent and treat infection.