How can we prevent or deal with them?

There are some things that you can get rid of an hour before

Painful blisters on your feet can throw off a myriad of situations: from your mood to your fitness, your to-do’s for the day, and even your vacation plans.

However, there are some things that can help you avoid them an hour before.

What causes foot blisters?

Most often, blisters are caused by ill-fitting shoes – but they can also be caused by medical conditions.

According to Dr. Alex Kor, who spoke to Fox News, excessive friction is the most common cause. They can come, for example, from increased activity for a short period of time, often while wearing new shoes that haven’t yet been “broken in.”

Blisters can also occur when excessive friction is applied, e.g. from new shoes or increased activity on a part of the foot such as a bunion.

Other possible causes are not wearing socks with shoes (or worn out socks) or choosing ill-fitting shoes that do not help absorb pressure.

But there are also medical problems that can cause blisters, such as diabetes and neuropathy.

Ways of struggle

If you develop a blister on your feet, you should know that cleaning will speed up the healing process, experts say.

“It’s recommended that you clean the blister with soap and water, pat the area dry, and cover it with something every day,” says Kor. Especially the last one, it needs to be covered with something. Don’t think you need to buy “air”, the expert adds.

If your foot is caused by friction, avoid the shoes or activity that caused the problem.

If it’s accompanied by itching, there’s a good chance a fungus is to blame, according to Kor.

In this case, “if the fungus is on the top, bottom or side of the foot, an over-the-counter topical antifungal cream or ointment is recommended, and if the blister is between the toes, antifungal powder is recommended,” he advises.

According to Kor, patients should see a doctor if they have poor blood flow to their legs, diabetes, neuropathy or a history of previous amputations.

If the blisters are accompanied by chills, fever, night sweats or other signs of infection, they should also see a doctor.

According to podiatrist Saylee Tulpule, you should see a doctor if the blister has pus or yellow discharge, the skin around it is red, hot and swollen, or if it’s caused by sunburn or frostbite.

How to prevent blisters on vacation

If you plan to visit an amusement park, go hiking, or do a lot of walking, proper foot care is important.

“It’s important to wear shoes or sandals that fit your feet well to avoid blisters during summer travel,” says Tulpule.

And never wear new shoes on a trip. Wear them for three to four weeks before discarding them.

For more foot support, Tulpule recommends applying protective pads (dog skins) to shoes or leather to prevent chafing.

“It’s also important to carry a first aid kit to deal with any bleeding or pain, including topical antibiotics, gauze, adhesive bandages and bandages,” she said.

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