The full guide to tackling blisters and everything you need to know about them
Everyone has had a blister before, and there is no surprise you will probably get one again! That’s why we have created this guide to helping tackling blisters and get on top of them before they turn into an infection. Blister prevention can be difficult; however, you can decease the chance of them occurring with some simple steps.
What causes blisters?
Blisters are caused by friction, usually from your foot to your shoe. They often occur when you start to wear new shoes, as your foot is not use to the new friction from the shoe.
How to prevent blisters
Although we would like to, we can’t guarantee you will never develop a blister. However, a good starting point is to make sure you are wearing shoes which fit you properly.
How to get rid of blisters
The first thing that comes to most people’s minds is to pop it with a drawing pin. Yet this is not appropriate unless your blister is larger than a 50 pence coin. A small blister is best left untouched. The best way to treat a blister is to put a blister plaster over it. This will help compress it and disperse the fluid. Breaking the skin will increase the risk of it getting affected.
How to tell if a blister is infected
Most blisters are usually harmless and will disappear in time. Yet if it is an infected blister, make sure you don’t ignore it.
How to spot an infection-
- If you are experiencing a lot of pain
- Is the pus is green/yellow and not clear
- Does it feel hot
Make sure you buy comfortable shoes to help reduce the risk of friction against the shoe. Our shoes have comfortable insoles and we try to make the shoe as blister free as possible, tackling blisters when they arrive. To view our full range, click here.