Foot care for the entire family, located in Meriden, CT. Dr. Boucher and her staff are committed to providing the finest comprehensive care to you and your entire family from the moment you walk through our door. We treat patients from pediatrics to geriatrics. We offer our patients a comfortable, relaxed environment and strive to exceed our patient expectations at every visit. We treat bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, fungal toe nails, athlete's foot, plantar fasciitis and much more.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
What are Blisters?
Very few people are unfamiliar with what a blister is. Most of us in our lifetimes have formed that wondrous, yet ill-appreciated lesion called a blister. In general, blisters are raised and often fluid-filled sacs of skin, which form in response to excessive heat and friction. In the earlier stage of formation, blisters will be reddened areas of irritation or hot spots. They will have definite burning sensations and will actually be warm to touch. In those cases of continued activity, a clear watery fluid will seep into the area and the outer covering of skin will separate, leaving a true problem. New shoes, ill-fitting shoes, and just plain excessive walking can produce blisters in just about anyone.
However, although blister may seem simple enough, they can spell trouble. First of all, they can cause debility to such a point that a person cannot walk without pain. Secondly, blisters have somehow notoriously invited improper treatment often resulting in infection and further problems. Bathroom surgery without a license and with non-sterile instruments is indeed an open invitation to complications.
Dr. Tina A. Boucher, DPM
Central Connecticut Foot Care, LLC
Podiatrist in Meriden CT http://www.centralctfootcare.com/
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