Swapping wintry shoes for lighter summer alternatives can inadvertently inflict a lot of suffering on your feet. “The combination of heat, swelling, and skin being rubbed all at the same time can cause these painful - and at times debilitating - blisters," says Emma Supple, podiatrist and founder of Supplefeet. There’s often much confusion over whether you should take matters into your own hands and pop a blister. According to Supple, you can - as long as you’re careful.
She explained: “Podiatry advice is to pop the blister and allow the roof of the blister to press down on the damaged skin and heal up the area. Ensure you sterilize a needle first with a match and pop it at the side. Expel the fluid and then apply a dry dressing on the top."
Source: Lauren Clark, Express [6/27/17]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PMP News.
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