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Teen Foot Blisters

Teenagers often develop foot blisters due to friction, which can be the result of wearing new or ill-fitting shoes, engaging in high-intensity activities, or having sweaty feet. The best way to manage these blisters is to keep them clean with gentle soap and water and to protect them with a sterile bandage or specialized blister plaster that can cushion the area and soak up excess moisture. It is crucial not to pop blisters, as the skin covering them acts as a protective barrier against infection. Should a blister break on its own, the area should be cleaned, an antibiotic ointment applied, and then re-covered with a clean bandage. Ensuring footwear fits correctly and socks are moisture-wicking will help prevent further irritation. In cases where blisters are particularly painful, keep reoccurring, or show signs of infection, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist who can provide additional treatment and prevention strategies.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact Dr. Rosa Roman of Ankle and Foot Center. Our doctor 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 office located in Bloomfield, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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