How to Treat the Blood Blister ?

If you miss the blister prevention boat and end up with a blood blister, do all the normal things for blister treatment. But now, preventing infection really is your priority! Consider the options below, depending on your blister location, the environment you’re in and what gear you have access to.

1) Take away all pressure
If it’s possible, remove all pressure to ensure the blister roof remains intact and allow it to heal in its own time. For the blood blister on top of your toe, simply wearing open-toed sandals might work. Or open-backed scuffs for heel blisters. Barefeet or complete nonweightbearing may be your only option, depending where your blood blister is. By taking away all pressure, the blister remains intact with no chance of infection.

But if your blood blister is on the weightbearing area of the foot, or you have to wear shoes, it’s not quite so simple.

2) Reduce some pressure and cut friction levels
There are parts of your foot where taking away all pressure might not be possible – like under the ball of the foot. And there are times when you just have to keep going. This is where pressure deflection can help in conjunction with reducing friction levels. Thick adhesive orthopedic felt can be cut into “donut pads” with the blister positioned in the cavity to take pressure off it. And before you do anything else, read this about reducing friction to treat blisters.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.