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What can you do to treat a blood blister on a diabetics foot? please help!

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Because : Because diabetes can inhibit your body's ability to heal and fight infections all blisters, bruises, cuts, sores and areas of redness should be reported to your healthcare provider. Give your doctor a call. Below i've attached a link to information about basic diabetic foot care. Good luck!
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time, be sure to continue to check your feet and watch it carefully if infected or not healing see doctor.
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Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Protect it: You are at higher risk because of diabetes. You should protect your foot and blister. See a podiatrist, preferably one who is at a wound center, for treatment asap.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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