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When should I consult a doctor about a foot blister?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
If you have a foot blister so large and painful that it interferes with walking, seek medical help. Also seek help if you notice that the fluid in the blister is not clear but looks more like pus, or if you develop a fever. These are signs of infection. If you have a blister that itches, or what appears to be a rash of blisters spreading across your foot, the problem may be athlete's foot or some other disorder. In any of these situations, consult your doctor or foot care specialist.

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