Thankfully, the majority of blood blisters, while they may be a bit of an annoyance for a short period of time, will subside in a few weeks. Although there’s no foolproof way to plan for an accidental finger pinch, there are few things you can do to decrease the likelihood of developing a blood blister by other means.
Follow these tips:
- Wear gloves if you plan to work with your hands or use tools or other equipment that requires repetitive motion and would cause friction on your skin.
- Make sure that your shoes fit you properly and that they aren’t causing pressure points on your skin.
- Wear socks with your shoes.
- If you notice that some areas of pressure are forming, you may need to protect your skin with adhesive padding or moleskin until you have broken in your shoes.
- If your feet get sweaty, you may find that placing some powder in your shoes helps to soak up extra moisture.
- Use lubricants on your feet to reduce friction on your skin.
- If your shoes continue to cause painful blood blisters, you may need to consider investing in a new pair.