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Blisters

At our Downtown and Midtown foot clinics, our customized blister treatments are specifically designed to minimize pain and discomfort and help you avoid infection. Depending on the size and severity of your blister, our foot doctors can drain it and prescribe antibacterial ointment to ensure it heals quickly and without any undesirable side effects.


Description

A blister is a pocket of raised skin filled with fluid. It is usually caused by excessive rubbing or pressure. Other causes include infection, allergy, and even some skin diseases. 

Symptoms

Skin bubble filled with clear fluid. There can also be pain, redness, swelling, or itching.

Treatment Options

While it may be tempting to pop the blister, it is usually best to leave it alone and keep it covered with a bandaid. Blisters protect the skin underneath and breaking them open can lead to an infection. Depending on how large or painful the blister is, you may need medical attention. 

Treatment Option Description (with Duration)

If the blister is very large and painful, your doctor will drain it and apply an antibacterial ointment to help prevent infection. This will usually heal within a few days. 

Expected Outcome

In most cases, blisters will disappear when the underlying cause is removed.

We Help Eliminate Your Blisters Quickly and Safely 

If you are suffering from a particularly large or painful blister, our New York foot doctors can help! Serving the Downtown and Midtown Manhattan areas of NYC, we help you get back to healthy and happy living. Call us at 917-398-3668 or book an appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Wear proper-fitting shoes and avoid tight, restrictive shoes. When breaking into new shoes, do so gradually. Apply some padding over the areas that rub against your shoes to prevent blisters.
Answer: If the blister is infected, you may notice some redness at the surrounding skin, oozing pus, and/or increased pain and swelling. You may also experience chills, fever, or a generalized feeling of being sick. If you notice any of these signs, seek medical attention right away.
Answer: Rinse the area with warm water (not hot water). Once its cleaned, soak the blister site with warm water and a teaspoon of Epsom salt to clean it further and also to help reduce pain. Apply an antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin, over the affected area and keep it covered with a bandaid. If the blister looks infected or has not shown any signs of healing, contact us for an appointment.

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