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Learn how to take care of your feet with the advice in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Soap and water
- Iodine or rubbing alcohol
- Cotton swabs
- Sterile gauze
- Antibiotic ointment
- Sterile tape
- Donut-shaped moleskin pad (optional)
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching blisters so they don't become infected.
Disinfect the blister by swabbing it gently with rubbing alcohol or iodine.
Sterilize a needle with soap and water or rubbing alcohol.
Break the blister by poking a small hole near its edge with the sterilized needle.
Wash the blister with soap and water and pat it dry with sterile gauze.
Gently smooth down the flap of blister skin. Do not remove it.
Apply antibiotic ointment to the popped blister, and cover it with a loose bandage or gauze.
Tape the bandage securely, but loosely, using sterile tape. Do not allow tape to touch the blister and do not tape too tightly, as that could cut off blood supply.