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How should I treat blisters due to diabetes?

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Here are some tips on blister treatment and care:

  • Don't try to break or pop the blister. The skin that covers it protects it from infection.
  • Gently wash the area with mild soap and warm water.
  • Apply antibacterial ointment to the blister.
  • Cover it with a cloth bandage or gauze pad. Secure that with hypoallergenic or paper tape.
  • Change the bandage at least once a day.
  • If the blister is on your foot and came from your shoes, wear a different pair until it heals.

From: Diabetes: A Skin-Care How-To WebMD Medical Reference

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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