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Wearing shoes that do not fit properly or wearing shoes without socks can cause blisters, which can become infected. When treating blisters, it's important not to "pop" them. The skin covering the blister helps protect it from infection. Use an antibacterial cream and clean, soft bandages to help protect the skin and prevent infection.

    Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD on October 17, 2008

    Image Source: Image reprinted with permission from eMedicine.com, 2008

    Text: WebMD Medical Reference in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic - Diabetes and Foot Problems

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