Blisters: different types and treatments

Blisters are sacks of liquid that form on the skin, usually on pressure points, mostly caused by friction. They can be caused by long walks, new, or ill fitting shoes.

In worse case scenarios blisters can be caused by sever sun burn, hot liquids or chemicals: if you injure your feet and ankles in any of these ways, you'll need to see your GP or A&E.

Blisters are usually filled with a clear liquid , but in some cases can be filled with blood: the latter are usually caused by trauma, can also appear under toenails, and can be painful.


You can simply place a plaster over it (big enough to cover it) or buy special blister plasters at the chemist. In any case, don’t pop it to avoid risk of
infections: popping them at home can be dangerous as it can cause INFECTION. If you have a blister on your foot, ankle, or leg that is bothering you, do not hesitate to CONTACT US.