Suffering from painful blisters on your feet? If you’re breaking in a new pair of shoes and struggling with blisters between your toes or on your ankles, they can be extremely painful and unsightly – and protective plasters often make your feet look even worse. Our resident pharmacist Rita Ghelani offers her expert tips on how to treat blisters and prevent future problems: Blisters form in the upper layers of the skin and develop small pockets of fluid that eventually pop. The formation of a blister is a process that helps to protect the tissue underneath. Blisters can develop when a surface rubs against exposed skin. Blisters are usually caused by friction from shoes that don’t fit well and occur more often in hot weather when feet can get swollen and sweaty, which can make the skin softer and more prone to damage. ✔️ Don’t ‘pop’ the blister. The skin covering the blister helps protect against infection and acts as a natural barrier. ✔️ Gently wash the blistered area with mild soap and water or use an antiseptic wipe. You may need to apply an antibacterial cream, for example Salvon or Germolene. ✔️ Cover the blister will some protective dres...