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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Blister Do’s and Don’ts | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Blister Do’s and Don’ts

While certainly not a serious medical threat, blisters are annoying, painful and can keep you sidelined from activities you normally enjoy. At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists, we would like to offer some do’s and don’ts when it comes to taking care of blisters.

Don’t Pop Blisters—it’s so tempting but puncturing or slitting the blister to drain the fluid is actually the worst thing you can do. A blister is your body’s way of protecting new skin that’s developing at the site of damaged skin. Popping a blister not only interrupts that process, it also creates an environment where infection can set it.

Do Keep Blisters Clean and Covered—popped or not, it’s best to cover blisters with a sterile bandage. If they pop on their own, make sure to wash the area with a mild soap and water then dry the spot, apply an antibacterial ointment and re-cover with a clean bandage.

Do Wear Shoes that Fit—choosing properly fitting, well-made shoes is the best way to prevent blisters from forming in the first place. Shoes that have loose stitching or unfinished rough areas inside the shoe will most likely cause friction, which ultimately will create a blister.

Don’t Let Feet Stay Damp—wear socks that draw moisture away from the foot and use foot powder to keep feet dry. Excess moisture increases the risk of friction and blister development.

Do contact our Aberdeen office for an appointment--one of our podiatrists: Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel will need to examine your blister if you notice any discharge or foul smell coming from the site. This could signal an infection which would require antibiotics or other treatment.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Blister Do’s and Don’ts, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen