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Teen Foot Blisters

Tuesday, 21 November 2023 00:00

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 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 Ahmad Elsamad, DPM of The Institute of Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery . Our doctor 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.


(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 offices located in Merrillville, and Munster, IN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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