Prevent and Treat Foot Blisters

Posted on July 29 2015

Is it too late to prevent the blister? Here's how to treat it.



There are three main ways moisture can occur: from not wearing the right socks, from consistently wearing the same shoes or just from being a naturally sweaty person. People "often think they should wear 100 percent cotton socks but you actually want a blend of cotton and acrylic socks. Cotton absorbs the moisture and acrylic pulls moisture away. Who adds that purely cotton socks are like wearing wet rags. But even if you're just naturally sweaty, there are a few products you can use to control it Body Glide and PhysAssist Foot Pain Cream are a few examples. A cheap, DIY way of controlling sweat is to spray an antiperspirant on your feet or wear shoes with mesh, which allow air to flow in and out. Also, let your shoes dry out at the end of the day. Don't put them in a closet or leave outside overnight where it can be damp.



When feet aren't properly secured, blisters often occur. Not tying laces (or not tying them tight enough), wearing the wrong shoe size or wearing old shoes are most often to blame. Most laces are now partially synthetic, which loosen throughout the day, so remember to retie when possible. If the foot and shoe do not move as one unit, the friction on your skin will cause a blister.



If you have followed all the steps and tricks above and are still dealing with painful, irritating blisters, there's one more thing you can do: leave it alone. Blisters should be allowed to recede and regress on their own. "Elimination of the offending external pressure is key. If a blister has popped, it should be kept clean and allowed to dry."


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