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Popping of Foot Blisters

Determining whether to pop a blister is essential, considering the type of blister you have. Blisters, characterized by raised bubbles filled with clear liquid, blood, or pus, can be uncomfortable, especially in high-use areas of the body like the feet. The decision to pop a blister depends on its type, and it is never recommended to do so on your own. Friction blisters, often caused by pressure or rubbing, typically heal on their own when the source of friction is removed. However, if you cannot protect the blister from further irritation, a podiatrist safely popping it may be necessary to prevent infection. Blood blisters, which contain a mix of blood and clear fluid, follow a similar healing course as friction blisters and can be treated similarly. If you have a painful foot blister or if it becomes infected and it seems to require popping, it is strongly suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to determine what the best course of action is for you.

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 Jennifer M. Kern, DPM of South Carolina. 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 office located in West Columbia, SC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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