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What should you do to follow up on taking care of a blister?

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If you have a blister:

  • Change the bandage daily and whenever it gets dirty or wet.
  • Avoid wearing shoes or doing the activity that caused the blister until it heals.
  • Wear thick socks or work gloves for blisters on the feet or hands.
  • See a doctor for signs of infection, including pus, fever, red or warm skin around the blister, red streaks leading away from blister, swollen lymph glands, or increased pain or swelling, or if your last tetanus shot was more than 10 years ago.

From: Blisters Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NorthShore University Health System: “Blisters: Home Treatment.”

Kaiser Permanente: “Blisters -- Home Treatment.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “General Foot Health.”

Skinsight: "Blisters, First Aid."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

NorthShore University Health System: “Blisters: Home Treatment.”

Kaiser Permanente: “Blisters -- Home Treatment.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “General Foot Health.”

Skinsight: "Blisters, First Aid."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

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