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Doctor insights on: Heel Blister Bandages

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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How to avoid heel blisters while ruck-marching?

How to avoid heel blisters while ruck-marching?

This might help: Blisters come from friction which separates the layers of skin. Try two pairs of socks so they rub and not your skin. Better fitting shoes can also help and mole skin applied prior to the blistering is also helpful. ...Read more

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What should I do against blisters under my heel?

See below: If these are occurring constantly then you need to figure out if a particular pair of shoes is causing them. If not try a pair of gel heel cups or innersoles to reduce the friction. ...Read more

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I have a blister at the back of my heel. What can I do?

I have a blister at the back of my heel. What can I do?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. Protect it well. The blister will gradually resolve with time. Check your shoe fit, may be tight, may have something in it. ...Read more

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How can you prevent blisters on my heels?

Wear : Properly fitting shoes. Not too big, not too tight...Just right..... ...Read more

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What is a safe way to take care of a blister on my 16 month old's heel?

See below: Keep it clean and apply an antiseptic and bandaid over the area. Try to let the blister open on its own. ...Read more

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I have a very red very large very painful blister on my heel. Will polybacitrin make it less painful?

I have a very red very large very painful blister on my heel. Will polybacitrin make it less painful?

Not helpful for pain: Polbactrin is a mixture of antibiotics. It might help to reduce chances of infection or treat it if you already have one. However ever it is not supposed to help with pain. ...Read more