Saturday, November 29, 2008

Diabetic Blisters

Blisters can be potentially very dangerous in patients who suffer with Diabetes. Normally treatment in a healthy patient would be to lance the blister and leave the flap of skin attached to offer protection to the soft tissue underneath also to apply Tinc Benzoin or other healing agents to speedily heel up the site together with a sterile dressing and follow up appointments. As a preventative measure avoid pressure blister points the use of orthotics/ Padding to help the patient of load pressure that may be causing the problem in the first place.