Blisters are painful, fluid-filled lesions, often caused by friction and pressure.
Causes of Blisters
Wrinkled socks against the skin
What can you do?
Keep your feet dry.
Always wear socks as a cushion between your feet and shoes.
Wear properly fitting shoes.
If a small blister does occur, do not pop it.
Cut a hole in a 1/4″ piece of foam or felt, forming a “doughnut” over the blister; tape the foam or felt in place or cover with a soft gel type dressing.
Treat an open blister with mild soap and water; cover it with an anti-septic ointment and protective soft gel dressing to prevent infection and speed up the healing process.
What can a Podiatrist do?
Obtain a fungal culture.
Prescribe topical medications.
Prescribe oral anti-fungal medications.
Source: British Columbia Association of Podiatrist – http://www.foothealth.ca/ Retrieved: 2009-06-01
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