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What to Do About Blood Blisters

Blisters on the feet are the result of repeated friction between the skin and a harder surface, usually the inside of a shoe. When friction continues, the body goes into action to protect itself by forming a fluid-filled blister. If the action that caused the blister continues, however, blood vessels may be ruptured resulting in a blood blister. Causes of blood blisters include demanding activities like dancing, hiking, and running. One way to avoid the formation of blood blisters is to wear shoes that fit properly and provide adequate cushioning. It also may help to wear moisture-wicking socks to minimize friction. Placing an ice pack on the affected area can help to ease the pain and any swelling or inflammation. Soaking the injured area in Epsom salt, which contains magnesium sulfate, is also beneficial and can further promote healing. However, if the blood blister is too painful or becomes infected, it may be time to visit a podiatrist for further treatment solutions.


Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact Charles Perry, DPM of Ohio. 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 offices located in Cambridge and Zanesville, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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