Blisters

Updated: Aug 27, 2019



Cause: Heat, moisture, friction (more detail)


Appearance: Fluid or blood filled sack in an area of pressure.


Treatment: Lancing of blister followed by antibiotic ointment( bacitracin), bandage. Rest, offloading with padding of the affected area until new skin has grown. Prevention is the best treatment ( more detail). Taking time off of athletics for a period of days will speed up skin growth.


Long-term prognosis: Once skin has healed over, full return to activity.


Who to call: Podiatrist

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