Blisters

Summary of Chapter 9

There is nothing charming about a woman who cannot walk in her shoes.– Manolo Blahnik

My Feet Are Killing Me by Celebrity Podiatrist, Dr. Suzanne Levine

Blisters

A blister is a fluid-filled sac that forms between the top layers of the skin, and is especially painful no matter what activities you participate in.

Blisters can develop from shoes or socks that don’t fit right or from sweaty feet, and can be large or small, depending on how much friction is placed against the foot. These pus-filled sacs usually develop on the ball of the foot, the back of the heel or the tops of the toes. Most blisters start off with redness, swelling and a burning sensation. Sometimes your entire foot feels hot. Sometimes the friction is so great that a blood blister, also known as a hematoma forms.

In this chapter of My Feet Are Killing Me Dr. Levine discusses the proper method(s) for treating a blister so as to avoid further complications like infection, as well as the following topics:

  • What is a blister?
  • What causes a blister?
  • How do you prevent a blister?
  • How can you get rid of a blister (At home)?
  • When should I see a doctor for my blister?
  • Real Patient Recap: The Perils of Pumps. Dr. Levine lays down the law on fashion choices and the self treating of blisters!

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