Foot blister

How to Heal Foot Blisters

So, you have got a foot blister. It is annoying, painful and unwanted. If it is summer time, the blister is perhaps caused by the new footwear you recently bought. It may be caused by any other reason, but you just want to get rid of it as soon as possible.

You may be tempted to pop it. Should you? Answer is "yes" and "no". You need to be careful about the timing and method if you decide to pop it. In either case, you don't want to get infection and increase the complications. Depending on the size and site of the foot blisters, some will heal faster than the other. Some of them may not require any attention and the others may be cured with home remedies.

Only a very few complicated cases of foot blisters require doctor's attention.


If you are able to predict the potential formation of a foot blister, then you can do a lot to prevent it. Most of us get to know if a blister is going to form particularly by a new pair of shoes. The very first thing you have to do is to ensure that friction between your feet and your footwear is minimized. You can wear protective padding, or dress the bruised area with non sticky bandage. Avoid wearing shoes if you can, but this may not be possible in a professional environment.

If you couldn't prevent it, then you can apply coconut oil, petroleum jelly or Aloe Vera gel as remedies for shoe bite. If it is just a bite, but a fluid filled blister is not formed, then these measures will give you sufficient pain relief as well as fast healing. However, if the fluid filled blisters are formed, then you should be more careful.

Most blisters heal up on their own over a period of time. The fluid gets absorbed by the new skin underneath the blister. And the top skin gradually dries out and peels off. The most important precaution is to ensure that there is no infection during this self healing process.

Dress Foot Blister to Avoid Infection

Dress a blister only if required. There is no need to dress most of the foot blisters. If you need to dress it then dress it with a sterile dressing to avoid infection.

When to Pop a Foot Blister

The fluid filled blister keeps the skin underneath the blister clean and sterile. It also promotes fast healing. Therefore, the blister shouldn't be popped. However, there are times when the blister is too large and the fluid itself is the main cause of the pain as well the sac is incontinent, then you should pop the sac.

if you have to pop a blister, then make sure that you pop it with a sterile needle or a razor blade. You can keep the needle or razor blade on a red hot flame before sticking on the blister to pop it. Keep you hands sterile. Once popped, clean the area with antiseptic liquid. Don't peel the dead skin. Apply antibiotic cream

if the fluid was white or yellow then it was already infected. It requires medical attention.

Care for Burst Blister

If the blister has burst, then allow the fluid to drain and clean the area with antiseptic. Do not peel off the dead skin on top of the blister. If the dead skin above the blister is already rubbed off, then don't pick on the edges. let the dead skin be there. Any picking is an invitation to infections. The dead skin will on its own get removed as the healing of the blister progresses.