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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/23

Blisters

Hi, I am very new to hiking, and I need to know how to handle blisters (I am sure that I' ll get a few to begin with!).

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Wear well fitting shoes and socks.
Keep your feet dry!
Cover any hot spots which develop with a suitable dressing.
If a blister develops, leave it intact.
If it ruptures, open it with a sterile needle, clean it with an antiseptic, and cover.
Ensure you are up to date with all your travel vaccines, especially Tetanus.
For more information on travel vaccines go to www.traveldoctor.co.za

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