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Children's Foot Blisters and Prevention Tips

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 00:00

Foot blisters in children often stem from friction caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes or excessive moisture buildup. Improperly sized footwear can rub against delicate skin, leading to painful blisters. Prolonged periods of activity, especially in hot or humid conditions, can also exacerbate the problem by increasing sweat production, which softens the skin and heightens friction. Additionally, wearing socks made from non-breathable materials can contribute to moisture accumulation, creating a conducive environment for blister formation. To prevent these discomforts, it is vital to ensure that children wear properly fitted shoes with ample room for their growing feet. Opting for moisture-wicking socks made from breathable fabrics can also help keep feet dry and reduce friction. Encouraging breaks during physical activities and teaching children to recognize early signs of discomfort can prompt timely adjustments, preventing blisters from worsening. If your child has a foot blister that has become infected, or if recurring blisters develop, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can offer effective treatment and prevention tips.

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 the podiatrists of Dr. Siegerman & Associates. Our doctors 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 one of our offices located in Drexel Hill and West Chester, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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