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Foot felt a bit painful and i discovered I have a blood blister on the ball of the foot. Whats the best way to treat it a blister plaster?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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In brief: See below

Soak in warm water with epsom salt, apply antiseptic and bandaid.

In brief: See below

Soak in warm water with epsom salt, apply antiseptic and bandaid.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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