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A blister will usually heal on its own. To help it heal and stop it getting infected, cover it with a plaster or dressing and do not burst it.
If a blister is very big or painful, a GP may drain it using a needle. If it's infected, you may need antibiotics.
You can help avoid blisters by wearing well-fitting shoes, only wearing new shoes for short periods at first and wearing thick socks while exercising.
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