Small cuts, grazes, blisters and burns can often be looked after by you at home:

  • For cuts and grazes clean the wound with warm water and use an antiseptic. Put a dry, sterile dressing over the cut or graze.
  • For blisters, don’t pop it as it could get infected. Put a dry, sterile dressing over it and keep an eye on it. If it does burst then look after it as you would a cut.
  • For a burn or scald put your foot in a bowl of cold water. Then pat the area dry with a clean towel and cover it with a dressing.

If any small wound isn’t healing two days after an injury then you should see your podiatrist, nurse or doctor straightaway. If you have nerve damage or a poor blood supply to your feet then don’t wait, however small the injury is.

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