Blisters often heal without medical intervention, but blisters on the foot
can be trickier to get rid of. If you have diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or a compromised
immune system, it’s best to err on the side of caution and visit
a podiatrist. This is because blisters can easily tear open from the pressure
and friction within a shoe. When this happens, you’re at risk of
an infection that may become serious. A podiatrist can safely treat your
blister, prevent or treat infections, and offer some tips on preventing
future foot blisters.
In the meantime, resist the urge to pop the blister. Keeping it intact
reduces the risk of infection. While waiting for the blister to dry up
and heal, you can protect it with blister pads or cushions. These keep
the blister from popping and they reduce friction on the area, which alleviates
For all of your foot health concerns, you can turn to Family Foot Center
in Whitestone. Call us at (718) 767-5555 and ask us about our
special services for patients with diabetes.