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Several Reasons Why Children Can Have Blisters on Their Feet

Many children can develop blisters on their feet. They appear to be small areas that are filled with liquid, and this is the body’s natural defense in protecting raw skin. These bubbles will gradually drain as new skin grows in the damaged area. They are generally caused by excess friction that can happen from wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. Other causes can include sunburn, frostbite, or they can develop as a result of an allergic reaction to an insect bite. It is beneficial to protect the blister by covering it with a protective bandage, which may help to prevent it from draining prematurely. If the blister on your child’s foot becomes infected, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can effectively treat this ailment.

Blisters may appear as a single bubble or in a cluster. They can cause a lot of pain and may be filled with pus, blood, or watery serum. If your feet are hurting, contact Jordan S. Steinberg, DPM of Florham Park Podiatry . Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters are often the result of friction. This happens due to the constant rubbing from shoes, which can lead to pain.

What Are Foot Blisters?

A foot blister is a small fluid-filled pocket that forms on the upper-most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid and can lead to blood drainage or pus if the area becomes infected.


(Blister symptoms may vary depending on what is causing them)

  • Bubble of skin filled with fluid
  • Redness
  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Itching

Prevention & Treatment

In order to prevent blisters, you should be sure to wear comfortable shoes with socks that cushion your feet and absorb sweat. Breaking a blister open may increase your chances of developing an infection. However, if your blister breaks, you should wash the area with soap and water immediately and then apply a bandage to the affected area. If your blisters cause severe pain it is important that you call your podiatrist right away.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Florham Park, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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