Blisters

A unique approach to in-office procedures

Many patients have anxiety when it comes to needles and scalpels.  This fear has led many to neglect their foot health and put off needed work.  Now there’s a solution – conscious sedation podiatry.

Nitrous oxide has been safely used in dental offices for years as a method to ease anxiety and pain associated with in-office procedures.   Our physicians have unique training in the administration of nitrous oxide and offer it for various in-office procedures.  Conscious sedation allows us to offer truly anxiety free podiatry. 

Not all foot ailments need to be taken to the operating room for correction. Conscious sedation podiatry allows us to treat you in the comfort and convenience of our office.  At Wasatch Foot & Ankle Institute, we realize that everyone is different, that each person has a different level of comfort.  We understand that podiatric procedures don’t have to be painful, or scary.  Call today and get ready to experience an entirely new level of worry-free patient care.

Most blisters on the feet are caused by friction and do not require medical attention. New skin will form underneath the affected area and the fluid built up in the blister is simply absorbed back into the tissue. You can soothe ordinary blisters with vitamin E ointment or an aloe-based cream.

Do not puncture a blister unless it is large, painful, or likely to be further irritated. If you have to pop a blister, use a sterilized needle or razor blade. Wash the area thoroughly, then make a small hole and gently squeeze out the clear fluid. Apply a dab of hydrogen peroxide to help protect against infection. Do not remove the skin over a broken blister. The new skin underneath needs this protective cover. Cover the area with a bandage and mild compression.

If the fluid is white or yellow, the blister is infected and needs medical attention.

Preventing Blisters

You can prevent blisters by breaking in new shoes gradually, and putting petroleum jelly or an adhesive bandage on areas that take the rub—before the blister happens.  Wear socks that have heels instead of tube socks (they bunch up and cause blisters). Acrylic and other synthetic-fiber socks are good choices. Be sure to wash and dry your feet daily to prevent bacterial infections, such as Athlete's Foot.