Some of the most common types of blisters
can be prevented.
- To prevent blisters caused by rubbing (friction
- Avoid wearing shoes that are too tight or
that rub your feet. Roomy footwear has a wide toe box with more room for your
toes and the ball of your foot. You should be able to wiggle your toes in your
shoes. Foot size may vary half a size from the morning to the evening or after
a day at work, so purchase shoes at the end of the day when your feet are most
- Wear gloves to protect your hands when you are doing heavy
chores or yard work.
- Avoid contact with any plants or other substances
that are known to cause blistery rashes. For more information, see the topic
Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac.
- Avoid contact
with people who have infections that are known to cause blisters, such as:
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
December 10, 2012
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