Getting a blister can be a minor annoyance that escalates to a painful problem very quickly.

A blister is a collection of fluid underneath the top layer of the skin (the epidermis). It is a defense mechanism, or “natural bandage,” created by the body to help repair damaged skin due to friction. Blisters can form inside wet or dry shoes & boots or even on hands or other parts of at-risk skin. The greater the friction, the worse the blister can become.

If you feel a pebble in your shoe or something repetitively rubbing against your skin on the same spot, you may find a blister forming sooner than you think. The best thing to do is prevent a blister from happening in the first place. Be sure that your skin isn’t at risk for chaffing and be sure your socks and shoes fit properly.

If ignored, blisters can open as a result of friction. Wash your hands and keep the wound clean to avoid infection treat with an antibiotic ointment and cover wound with sterile gauze. Change the dressing at least once per day if blister shows no signs of infection. If the open wound shows any signs of possible infection or you have diabetes, see your doctor immediately.

There are varying degrees of blisters, and their treatment depends on how big or sensitive they are. Both small and large blisters should be treated with effective over-the-counter relief solutions from before they can become a problem.

Visco-GEL® Silicone Moleskin Protective Padding (#P805)The only effective material to provides pressure relief AND shear reduction. This self-sticking Gel padding absorbs pressure and friction to cushion and protect. Cut a hole just a little larger than the blister in a piece of protective padding, such as moleskin or felt, to help cushion the injured area from additional friction or pressure. Gently place the protective padding over the blister, making sure that any adhesive affixes to the healthy skin around the wound and not directly on the blistered skin. Conforms to any foot contours. Relieves pain from corns, calluses, bunions, blisters, and more. Washable and reusable. Maintains self-adhesive properties even after washing. Silicone Gel. Trim-to-fit.

SoreSpot® Blister & Skin Protection Bandages (#P810) Exclusive new liquid-filled bandages minimize friction and shear to prevent blisters, corns, and calluses or protect them after they’ve formed. Ultra-thin, so they fit in any shoes. Clear and nearly invisible. Flexible and conforming to foot contours. Self-adhesive, so they stay in place. Also effective for diabetic skin-care and other friction-reduction applications. Small Bandages fit toes. Large Bandages fit bunions, heels, ball-of-foot.

If you have questions about any of the blister care or prevention products from PediFix, please reach out to us at or by phone at 1-800-PEDIFIX (733-4349) to speak directly to a product specialist today.

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