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A blister is a small pocket of body fluid within the upper layers of the skin. The fluid could be of water, serum, pus or blood. Formation of blisters stops further damage and helps the skin or tissue to heal by itself.

It is a very common condition when you wear new shoes or in ladies wearing high heels. Usually blisters heal by themselves and don’t need immediate medical attention. If there is a pain or discomfort it is advisable to take doctor help.

There are three types of blisters-


At Felix Hospital, we offer holistic care to our patients and it is one of best skin care hospital in Noida, for all your skin treatment.

Common Symptoms

Some of the common ways for formation of blister include-

  • Friction – Repetitive rubbing or friction because of ill-fitted shoes
  • Bug or insect bite
  • Extreme Temperature
  • Chemical exposure like cosmetics, detergents, solvents, insect bites
  • Crushing or pinching of ruptured skin
  • Medical Conditions - Medical Conditions that can cause Blisters include –
    • Chickenpox
    • Herpes
    • Bullous Impetigo
    • Eczema
    • Dyshidrosis
    • Bullous pemphigoid
    • Pemphigus
    • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
    • Cutaneous radiation Syndrome
    • Epidermolysis Bullosa

How to Prevent It

  • Always wear well fitted and comfortable shoes
  • Wear socks to keep your skin dry
  • Take an adequate break when hiking or going for long walks
  • Apply tapping, padding to trouble spots