Friction Blisters

What are Friction Blisters?

Friction blisters are something that the majority of people will encounter throughout their life. They are caused by the repeated rubbing of clothing or shoes on your feet. The blisters occur when the outer and inner layers of skin seperate, the space with in the layers is filled with lymph fluid. Friction blisters can be very painful and uncomfortable and as a result could cause problems when walking.


  • Puncture the blister
  • Leaving the blister to deplete
  • Antibiotic creams


  • Heat
  • Mositure
  • New footwear
  • Ill fitting footwear
  • Pressure
  • Rubbing of clothing / shoes


  • Blistering on the skin
  • Redness
  • Rashes
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Swelling