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How to deal with blisters from walking?

Standing and walking every day will cause damage to various parts of the feet. Most of them are due to wearing inappropriate shoes, or the material of the shoes is hard. Due to long-term walking and other reasons, the local skin tissue is repeatedly rubbed and damaged. Redness, swelling, and pain in the affected area will also be symptoms. At this time, the cause of the blisters should be removed as soon as possible, such as changing shoes, stopping walking, etc., to prevent the local skin from continuing to be damaged by friction. It is best to brake and rest to wait for the blisters to subside on their own. For blisters that have already formed, puncturing the blisters seems to be the most common practice, but there is a greater risk in doing so.

How do blisters form?

Blisters usually form as a result of damage to the outer layer of the skin. When the skin is repeatedly rubbed, localized tissue edema occurs after the body fluid gradually penetrates this gap. The blisters are a kind of self-protection of the body. The liquid formed after the body fluid penetrates this gap can protect the skin from further damage. Loss of close ties with the underlying organization. They can be located under the stratum corneum, within the epidermis, or under the epidermis and are usually sterile. Blood blisters form when small blood vessels near the surface of the skin rupture, leaking blood into the tear between the layers of the skin. If the blister can fill with blood (blood blisters) or pus, it's infected.

How to avoid footwear:

1. Choose the correct shoe size

When buying shoes, it is best to have a finger-width space between the shoe and the heel to reduce the chance of friction between the shoe and the foot. It's important to note that most people's feet are not the same size, so try on shoes to ensure both feet fit.

2. Trim your toenails regularly

Trimming your toenails regularly can prevent friction caused by long toenails and is a great way to avoid blisters on adjacent toes.

3. First, apply hydrocolloid foot heels to prevent

Where the blisters target the foot, the skin will feel warm in advance (the heat felt due to friction); at this time, you can paste the hydrocolloid foot heel to prevent conflict and prevent the blisters from being being being born.

How to deal with blisters editor recommends doing the following:

If you can rest, take more rest. If you can't sleep, try to wear shoes that fit your feet or use hydrocolloid foot heels to reduce the stimulation of blisters.

Check the size and location of the blisters: For small blisters with a diameter of no more than 5 mm, if you do not feel uncomfortable or do not affect your walking, no special treatment is required, and the body can absorb it by itself. If the blister is relatively large and involves our normal walking, we can pick it up. First, clean our hands and disinfect with iodophor around the blister. You can use a thin needle to gently poke a small hole on the blister's edge to let the inside. The liquid is wholly discharged (be careful not to tear off the outer skin), and then use a hydrocolloid dressing to stick to the punctured blisters, which can not only absorb a small amount of wound exudate but also play a role in protecting the skin, providing A good moisturizing and slightly acidic closed healing environment prevents the wound from infection and heals faster.

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Advantages of Longterm Medical Hydrocolloid Foot Patch:

1. Skin-friendly, anti-abrasion, cushioning, and pain relief: It can effectively reduce the friction between shoes and feet, prevent microdermabrasion from blistering, protect existing blisters and relieve discomfort caused by pain.

2. Invisible fit, not easy to fall off: Translucent design, comfortable fit to the foot skin.

3. Waterproof and breathable: Hydrophobic surface structure, waterproof and breathable, protect wounds and prevent immersion infection.

4. Promote wound healing: Hydrocolloid wet healing theory prevents infection and effectively helps wound healing.

The hydrocolloid heel patch can be customized in different styles to prevent wear and tear on various foot parts.

For more information on Innomed® dressings, please refer to the previous articles. If you have customized needs, you are welcome to contact us; we will serve you wholeheartedly.

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References:

1. Blisters: Identification and Treatment in Wound Care. Wound Essentials • Volume 3 • 2008, 125 2. Bergeron BP. A Guide to Blister Management. Phys Sportsmen. 1995 Feb;23(2):37-46. DOI: 10.1080/ 00913847.1995.11947746.

Editor: kiki Jia
Date: June20,2022