IF YOU HAVE A BLISTER AND …
IT HAS NOT BURST
If you can help it, do not burst a blister.
- Protect the area and avoid the stimulus that caused the blister.
- Blister Shields are anti-friction patches that can be applied to/around blisters to reduce the skin traction that caused the blister in the first place.
- Do not use moist “blister dressings” (E.g. Compeed Blister Plasters). These are for blisters that have burst or have been deroofed.
- Wait for the blister to heal on its own (it’s basically a wound with its own sterile dressing so long as you don’t burst it).
IT HAS BURST
- Flush with sterile saline and dress with a blister dressing (E.g. Compeed Blister Plasters).
- If you are concerned about infection or the size of a blister, see us at Stepping Out Podiatry.
OR WILL BURST
- If you have a large blister that is likely to burst, it is recommended that you see us at Stepping Out Podiatry. Our podiatrists will deroof and dress the wound in a sterile manner.
Those with Diabetes or healing impairments are advised to seek a podiatrist / doctor in regard to blisters or abrasions, particularly if the blister exceeds the size of a 5c coin (burst or not).