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Blisters on the Bottom of the Feet

Blisters can occur on the bottom of the feet for different reasons. Causes of foot blisters include dyshidrotic eczema from seasonal allergies or stress, friction from repetitive rubbing of the feet on shoes and/or socks that are too tight, or athlete’s foot infections. However, injuries or underlying medical conditions can also lead to foot blisters. Blisters can produce issues ranging from mild discomfort to severe pain and bleeding. It is important not to try to burst a blister. If it does burst, it will likely produce more discomfort. If you have foot blisters and you do not know the cause, they are becoming worse, or not healing, seek medical advice. Diabetics should take particular heed of this advice because if they suffer from neuropathy, they may not notice that a blister may turn into an ulcer and possibly cause dangerous complications. See a podiatrist for the proper diagnosis and care of blisters.

Blisters may appear as a single bubble or in a cluster. They can cause a lot of pain and may be filled with pus, blood, or watery serum. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of Foot & Ankle Associates of Southern NH. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters are often the result of friction. This happens due to the constant rubbing from shoes, which can 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.

Symptoms

(Blister symptoms may vary depending on what is causing them)

  • Bubble of skin filled with fluid
  • Redness
  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Itching

Prevention & Treatment

In order to prevent blisters, you should be sure to wear comfortable shoes with socks that cushion your feet and absorb sweat. Breaking a blister open may increase your chances of developing an infection. However, if your blister breaks, you should wash the area with soap and water immediately and then apply a bandage to the affected area. If your blisters cause severe pain it is important that you call your podiatrist right away.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Hudson, NH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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