Podiatrist in San Leandro, CA
Foot Doctor of the East Bay
1300 Bancroft Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 483-3390
(510) 394-6402 fax
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When will my blister heal?

The process and duration for healing a blister depends a lot on the blister itself. In most cases, if a friction blister is small enough and not in an awkward area, it will probably heal by itself within a week or so. Just make sure the area is protected from further friction or damage by avoiding what caused it and covering with a loose bandage.

Larger and more painful blisters (or those caused by other means, such as spider bites) may require some at-home care, especially if they sit in weight-bearing areas. They may pop or need to be drained with a sterilized needle. They may take longer to fully heal—a few weeks to a month or so—but you can decrease the risk of infection and speed up the healing process by cleaning and bandaging the affected area, changing bandages regularly.

For more information on how to care for blisters, including how to safely drain one, you can find the information on this website. You can also call Dr. Michael Stein and Zeindelin Ahmad, DPM of Foot Doctor of the East Bay to set up an appointment. Dial (510) 483-3390 for San Leandro, CA; (925) 425-9684 for Pleasanton, CA; or (408) 356-6767 for Los Gatos, CA.

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