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Do you have a blister? Here are some helpful tips for caring for your blister by Jordan over at Prevention. Here’s a snippet of it:
Whoever gave blisters their name really bungled things; there’s nothing blissful about them. Not only are they gross looking, but they also make walking uncomfortable (or impossible) and can sideline you from exercise……
“Most blisters are inconsequential and will heal on their own,” says Bryan Markinson, DPM, a podiatrist with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. But there are still things you can do to recover from a blister more quickly.
Stop Touching It
You’re not a kid anymore who has to poke and prod every skin bubble, so leave your blister alone. The roof of a blister is sterile and protects the underlying skin from bacteria. If you pop it, you can introduce an infection, Markinson says. In addition to not touching it, be aware of the blister’s location so you don’t rupture it with a careless misstep.
Keep It Clean
You want to do all you can to prevent an infection, so use a gentle touch as you wash the blister daily with soap and water, recommends Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, a dermatologist with New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center. Lipner says blistered skin is vulnerable skin, and keeping the area clean is one of your best defenses.
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