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Diseases & Conditions

Blisters - Treatment

How are these conditions treated?

Blisters

Don’t break or "pop" the blister; the skin covering the blister helps protect it from infection. Gently wash the area with mild soap and water or a cleansing towelette, then apply antibacterial cream to the blister. Cover it with gauze and secure it with hypoallergenic tape to help protect the skin and prevent infection. Change the dressing at least once a day and wear different shoes until the blister heals.

Corns

Don’t try to cut the corn or remove it with a sharp object. After you take a bath or shower, while your skin is still soft, use a pumice stone or an emery board to smooth and gently remove the build-up of tissue. Move the emery board or pumice stone in one direction only.

Calluses

Don’t try to cut the callus or remove it with a sharp object. After your bath or shower, use a pumice stone to gently remove the build-up of tissue. You can also use cushioned pads and insoles. Your doctor may prescribe medications to soften the calluses.