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FOOT CARE

Skin affected by EB is prone to blistering and scarring in areas exposed to repeated pressure or friction, like the feet. The toenails can also be affected. There are certain methods that can limit the creation of blisters, and the pain and discomfort they bring as well as treatments to manage dystrophic nails and hyperkeratosis.

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DYSTROPHIC NAIL CARE

Topics covered in this booklet include:

  • what are dystrophic nails in EB?

  • what are the recommended treatments?

  • helpful tips

  • wound care and pain management

  • staying active and mobile

  • how your/your child’s podiatrist can help

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HYPERKERATOSIS (CALLUS) CARE FOR ADULTS LIVING WITH EB

Topics covered in this booklet include:

  • what is hyperkeratosis (callus) in EB?

  • what are corns in EB?

  • neurovascular hyperkeratosis

  • wound care and pain management

  • staying active and mobile

  • how your podiatrist can help

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FOOTWEAR ADVICE FOR PARENTS CARING FOR A CHILD LIVING WITH EB

Topics covered in this booklet include:

  • pre-walking stage of your baby

  • why is footwear important for EB?

  • footwear advice

  • cushioning materials, insoles, and socks

  • other considerations

  • your child’s environment

  • wound care and pain management

  • staying active and mobile

  • how your child’s podiatrist can help

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FOOTWEAR ADVICE FOR ADULTS LIVING WITH EB

Topics covered in this booklet include:

  • why is footwear important for EB?

  • footwear advice

  • cushioning materials, insoles, and socks

  • other considerations

  • wound care and pain management

  • staying active and mobile

  • how your podiatrist can help

Download your copy!

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SHARE WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

The information and recommendations in these patient guides come from the Foot care in epidermolysis bullosa: evidence-based guideline. Share this document with your/your child's foot care specialist to help guide them in your treatment and care.