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A friction blister is a small pocket of fluid within the upper layers of the skin. Forceful rubbing or friction usually causes them. Most blisters are filled with a clear fluid called serum. Blisters can also be filled with pus if they become infected. Blisters are believed to be one of the most common sports injuries. If left untreated, they can impair performance, alter your gait and result in pain, discomfort and infection. A blister is actually a separation of the epidermis from the dermis or a separation within the dermis itself. Many times friction blisters come and go. However, if left untreated they can cause an infection and increase your recovery time needed to heal. It is important for you to be educated about prevention of friction blisters if you do many kinds of physical activities. Listed below are 4 ways to stop friction blisters before they begin. Vaseline Apply Vaseline or petroleum jelly before putting on your shoes. Put either of these on the places on your feet that are likely to form blisters. This will help them slide against your shoes. It will also help to reduce friction. Moleskin Stick a small patch of moleskin or other padding where you feel your foot rubbing against your shoe. This reduces the irritation that your shoe causes when it rubs the spot. When you place the moleskin around the blister, you are making the area around the blister be the same height as the blister. Socks It is best to experiment with socks. Try different brands. Socks with wick moisture are recommended. Cotton socks are not a good alternative because they retain moisture, which softens the skin. This weakens the skin and makes it easier to tear and form blisters. You might also try two layers of socks, an inner pair of wicking fabric, and a padded outer pair. If you are walking or running for an extended period of time, make sure you change your socks as soon as they start to feel sweaty. Shoes Tight shoes are known to contribute to friction blisters. It is a good idea to break in your shoes first before walking or running long distances. Make sure you try your shoes on with your walking or running socks before you purchase them. When you are trying on your shoes, also make sure that they fit your feet well. Your shoes should not be tight anywhere or slide up and down you feet when you walk. After you exercise, allow your shoes to dry completely before starting your workout again.


If you do get a friction blister, do not be overly concerned. They typically drain on their own within a few days. A new layer of skin forms beneath the blister, and eventually the blistered skin peels away. However, make sure that the pressure does not continue in the same area, as this will cause the blister to last longer than it should. Continued friction many rub away the fragile top skin layer, causing the blister to break open. Fluid will then ooze out and cause the friction blister to become infected. I walk everyday for exercise and have found the tips above to be very useful in preventing friction blisters. Whether you are a walker, runner, or use your feet for other exercise, it is important to always protect your feet from blisters.

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A friction blister is a small pocket of fluid within the upper layers of the skin. Forceful rubbing or friction usually causes them. Most b...

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