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Infected Blisters

There are several different types of blisters that can develop on the human foot for a variety of reasons. One of the most common kinds of blisters develops in response to friction or pressure. Sometimes, this kind of blister will develop due to an ill-fitting new pair of shoes and the rubbing it entails. If you are not careful, a blister can become infected. Infected blisters can be potentially uncomfortable and should not be taken lightly. You might be able to tell if you have an infected blister by how the blister looks. For example, an infected blister can often become filled with pus that is green or yellow in color. Importantly, the entire area on the foot that surrounds the blister might become red and even warm to the touch. Redness and a raised temperature are tell-tale signs of an infected blister. If you have any questions about infected blisters, contact a podiatrist today for more information.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of Prince William Foot & Ankle Center, PC. Our practitioners 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 our offices located in Gainesville and Dulles, VA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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