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How do blisters form on your feet and what can you do about them?

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Blisters can form when your shoes rub the same spot on your foot. Wearing shoes that do not fit properly or wearing shoes without socks can cause blisters, which can become infected. When treating blisters, it's important not to "pop" them. The skin covering the blister helps protect it from infection. Use an antibacterial cream and clean, soft bandages to help protect the skin and prevent infection.

From: Diabetes and Foot Problems WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Diabetes Association.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on August 02, 2018

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SOURCE: American Diabetes Association.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on August 02, 2018

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