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How to alleviate blisters on the ankle?

I have started to have little blisters on my ankle after I had an external fracture of the malleolus. I have kept my leg raised above my heart for hours but the swelling does not appear to be going down and teeny blisters have started showing up. What is the significance of these blisters and what more can I do to get rid of them?
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
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I really appreciate your concern, soft tissue inflammation if happens due to fracture of bone then it may give rise to soft tissue as well as tissue inflammation which causes the blister formation, inflammation actually increases the local temperature of the skin superficial as well as internal which is high enough to form the blister, if the inflammation being controlled well then such blister formation can be prevented, underlying cause (Here the fracture bone needs to be surgically managed as early as possible to prevent further tissue damage ) till keep the leg elevated hope this information helps.
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