In the majority of cases, you shouldn’t need to pop a blister. After a little while, your body reabsorbs the fluid inside and heals the skin damage. Most often you should leave the bubble intact as much as you can. Wash the skin gently with soap and water, then cover it with a bandage. Use gauze or a small pad if it is painful or in an area where it’s subject to a lot of pressure, like the soles of your feet.

If the fluid bubble on your foot has already burst, wash the skin and use a sterile bandage to cover the sore and protect it from infection. Don’t peel away the layer of dead skin—let that slough off on its own later. If the blister is very painful, or if you have diabetes or some other condition that impairs your immune system, let Dr. Darren Silvester and our staff here at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic help you take care of the sore properly. Just contact our Pleasanton, TX, office by calling (210) 375-3318 or using the web request form.