Bamboo Socks can ease Blisters
London-based fashion start-up Oh My Sock has invented a new sock which claims to prevent foot odor. The sock, made from bamboo, can also reportedly soothe painful blisters. Oh My Sock founder Ha Do shares, “Bamboo socks have the best of both worlds because they wick the moisture away from your feet and absorb up to four times more moisture than normal cotton socks, keeping your feet cool in summer and warm in winter.” The socks’ fibers have a round surface, giving the socks a silky feeling while also combating smell, itchiness, and irritation.
Untreated blisters can worsen and make mobility extremely difficult and painful. For quality blister treatment, see Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer any of your related questions.
Blisters on the Feet
When tight or ill-fitting footwear is worn, many times a foot blister may develop. Blisters can even develop by constant rubbing from the shoe, often times leading to pain.
What is a Foot Blister?
A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected.
How do they Form?
Blisters of the feet are almost always the result of shoe rubbing and constant friction of the skin and material. Long periods of walking in shoes, sandals, or boots which don’t fit properly can result in a blister. Those who often have moisture or humidity in the feet, are prone to blister formation easily.
Prevention & Treatment
Proper care is vital to alleviate pain and prevent infection to the affected area of the foot. The best treatment is to leave them alone. New skin will develop under the blister and during the healing stages, your blister will pop.
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