First Aid for Foot Injuries

You may feel no pain when you injure your foot, but that doesn't mean you can ignore the injury.

• Wash the injury with mild soap and dry thoroughly.

• Then apply a mild antiseptic (for example, Polysporin ointment).

• Do not use iodine, Epsom salts, or boric acid.

• If a bandage is necessary, use a small gauze pad and non-allergic tape (regular tape can irritate your skin).

• Rest with the injured foot up for 20 minutes several times a day.

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