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Doctor insights on: Moleskin Blister Protectant

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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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Tell me how moleskin works?

Tell me how moleskin works?

Protects skin: Protect underlying skin from excessive friction and sometimes lessens pressure from shoes, ground or deformity. ...Read more

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Going on first trip abroad in years. Have not walked much lately. Should I take inserts and moleskin for feet?

Going on first trip abroad in years. Have not walked much lately. Should I take inserts and moleskin for feet?

Yes: Bring a few pairs of shoes, if you will be walking alot, have a good pair of walking shoes. Good job planning ahead! ...Read more

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My duahgter just spilled very hot soup on her lap, and now has a quarter sized blister on her thigh... Should i take her to an e.R. Or is there something i can use at home to make it feel a little better?

My duahgter just spilled very hot soup on her lap, and now has a quarter sized blister on her thigh... Should i take her to an e.R. Or is there something i can use at home to make it feel a little better?

Simple is best: A blister is when the body reacts to trauma (burn, friction, etc) by creating a water filled cushion to protect the area. This is natural response and should be protected with a simple dressing. Change it every other day and as needed. Gentle cleansing. Because the skin is intact, risk of infection is zero. If it pops, cover with a simple dressing to protect underlying tissues. It will heal fine. ...Read more

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How can I treat a blister?

How can I treat a blister?

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. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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How can you treat a blister?

How can you treat a blister?

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. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a blister?

What could I do to cure a blister?

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. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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Is there a quick way to heal blisters?

Protective Mechanism: Blisters are a protective mechanism that occur on the body secretes a fluid cushion under the skin in response to trauma such as a burn. If you pop them, you expose the injured tissue an increased risk of infection. Using a protective dressing and avoiding stress/trauma to the area will promote fastest healing and let the blister pop on its own when it's ready. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a blister?

What is the best way to heal a blister?

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. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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