[The treatment of blisters caused by friction while hiking the Road to Santiago]

José Angel Gutiérrez Sevilla, Francisco Martín Rodríguez, Rocío Maderna Dallasta
Revista de Enfermería 2007, 30 (1): 32-6
This article deals with a practical experience treating blisters caused by friction on feet of pilgrims who hiked the Road to Santiago. To design this treatment plan, the authors considered the peculiarities a hike which lasts over many days has: comfort criteria, security and prevention of complications. The study subjects were pilgrims, travelling companions of the authors. These stand out as main differentiating characteristics of this proposed treatment, the precocious debridement of the skin of the blister, the use of a wet cure which has nitrofurazone in it and the application of a bandage. Following this procedure, the authors of this study tended to 16 lesions, carrying out a total of 112 cures which showed a favorable evolution within six days and no significant differences in the improvement of the lesion.

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