Blisters can develop on the feet from a condition that is known as dyshidrotic eczema. It may be caused by genetic tendencies and can be prevalent in people who have other forms of eczema. There may also be outside factors that can cause this condition. These can consist of stress situations, having an allergic reaction to specific kinds of metals, or certain types of irritants. This ailment may cause blisters to form on the feet, and may be preceded by severe itching and burning. The skin may turn red and become cracked after the blisters have healed, and can become infected. This condition can be treated by washing and drying the affected area, followed by moisturizing the feet. It is beneficial to keep the fingernails as short as possible, which may help to prevent breaking the skin from scratching. It is advised to manage stress levels as best as possible, which may be a key factor in preventing this type of eczema. If you have developed blisters on your feet, please consult a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can determine the cause, and treat it accordingly.
Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact Bradley Olson, DPM of North Dakota. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
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.
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