First aid for children - Foot blisters

Everyone has a blister on his foot. Your child too. Especially when he has walked a lot, has bare feet in his shoes or his shoes are not properly tailored. Blisters resemble pads with moisture in them. Usually they are on the heel or under the foot. In itself, a blister can not hurt, but of course it is painful.

How does a blister form?

A blister can occur due to (too much) friction on a certain part of the foot. This may be because you have walked in your shoes with bare feet, you have worn wet socks, or your shoes are actually too small (or too big). Moreover, warm skin has a greater chance of blisters. The blister is a damage to the skin. In fact, it is a fluid accumulation between the dermis and epidermis. It often starts with a red, burning skin. To prevent infections, the blister must be treated.

How do you treat the blister?

Puncturing gives risk of infections. If the blister is not yet open, you better do nothing about it. You can stick a 'secondskin' patch on it. However, if you have a lot of pain from the blister, you can prick the blister. Use a needle that you first disinfected. Prick the blister in different places. Press the fluid out of the blister simultaneously with a sterile compress.
When you are done, disinfect the wound again. Take care of the won with a sterile bandage.

To treat foot blisters, there are also special patches that contain a nourishing and restorative gel.

Disinfection needle

Disinfect the needle before using it. Disinfection can be done by alcohol (96%) but also by holding the needle in the blue part of a flame. Of course let it cool down before you start using it. You can also choose to pre-boil the tweezers in boiling water.

How can you prevent blisters?

Wear the right size shoes.
Avoid bare feet in shoes.
Stick preventative (special) patches if necessary.
Remove redundant calluses regularly.
Sprinkle a little talcum powder into the socks or shoes.
Are you going to walk a lot? Allow your feet to dry in between (and possibly take an extra pair of dry socks).


It is best to get large blood blisters by your doctor.

Video: Emergency First Aid : How to Treat Foot Blisters

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