What’s the best way to treat a blister?

Blisters on your feet are best kept intact and covered as much as possible while they heal. When you discover a blister, don’t “pop” it—simply clean it with soap and water. If it has already ruptured, try to leave the torn skin in place. After that, cover the spot with a bandage to protect it from friction. Making a donut bandage can alleviate the pressure on the sore, too: to do so, cut a hole the size of your blister in a moleskin bandage, then place that over the little wound. The thick moleskin protects your blister from pressure and friction without pressing against the sensitive bubble.

Also, change your footwear so that you use moisture-wicking socks and shoes that do not squeeze or rub against the sensitive spot. If the blister is particularly large, or you have a preexisting condition like diabetes that affects your immune system, you may need to have it lanced and treated. Our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. in Castle Pines, Cherry Creek, and Parker, CO, can help you. Make an appointment online, or by calling one of our offices at (303) 805-5156, to take care of your blisters today!
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC