Blisters can form anytime a person is breaking in a new pair shoes. Dr. Heather Petrolla recommends treating small blisters, which are not expanding or filled with fluid, with antibiotic cream and a Band-aid. If you have a blister that is larger than one-half of an inch and it is filled with fluid, she recommends getting it checked out.
|Dr. Heather Petrolla
"Since your foot is down on the ground, you get a lot of really serious organisms when you are doing this. A lot of it is strep faecalis. It is feces, and you will get that in an infection. It can be really difficult to treat," said Dr. Petrolla.
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