What are Flip Flop and Sandal Blisters
Has it been a while since you’ve worn your sandals? When warmer weather sets in, you may find yourself facing blisters from this beloved footwear style. Friction plus deposits of dirt and debris on of your feet and toes often lead to sandal and flip flop blisters. Blisters are how how the body initially restores your injured skin but most agree that avoiding the pain and discomfort is better than suffering the consequences.
How to Prevent Flip Flop and sandal blisters
Sandals and flip flops often create blisters due to the form of the footwear and the materials used to make them. To keep your feet blister-free all day long, use Foot Glide® balm between your toes for flip flops, or across your foot and on your heel for sandals and slides. Body Glide® products help prevent rubbing that causes irritation, rash, chafing, blisters and raw skin. They are non-oily, invisible and blend into your skin. Resistant to sweat, humidity, and water, and, of course, friction, Body Glide® products allow your skin to breathe even while you perspire. Without Body Glide® products, blisters are difficult to prevent unless you can immediately take a break from wearing flip flops and sandals as soon as a hot spot is felt.
Do you ever get blisters from Chaco’s or Birkenstocks? Even higher end sandals can cause blistering if not adequately broken in before you start your next adventure. Properly breaking in your sandals by readjusting the straps the moment you feel any pain. Ignoring the irritation will only make the situation worse.
Flip flop and Sandal Blister Treatment
Your body will eventually heal flip flop blisters on their own. Popping blisters is not advised until absolutely necessary. If you need to relieve a blister, use a sterile needle to penetrate the blister and drain the puss. To protect the wounded area from infection or more damage, use an antibiotic ointment and a bandage. A few days should be enough for the wound to be healed. If you see any other signs of inflammation, such as pus, redness, swelling, increasing discomfort, or bleeding, promptly consult a doctor.