Step 3 – Skin and Wound Evaluation

Step 3 – Skin and Wound Evaluation: Skin can tell us a lot about how healthy we are, so take a careful look at your wound and the area around it. Here are some quick tips on what to look for and do:

  • Check your feet or have someone else check regularly. Be creative and find a way to do this.
  • Use lotion or cream on dry skin, but NOT between toes.
  • Calluses are bad because they create pressure and pressure = possible future wound
  • Look at wound color, edges, drainage, and surrounding skin. Notice any bad odor.
  • Special occasion shoes that hurt even when worn only for a couple hours can cause blisters and blisters = possible future wound
  • No excuses…check your feet and wound daily!

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