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 your pain.
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.