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Moleskin For Blisters
Blisters: Anything that minimizes friction and pressure on a blister can be helpful. ...Read more
Going on first trip abroad in years. Have not walked much lately. Should I take inserts and moleskin for feet?
Second skin: Apply second skin to the are and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more
Protect it!: First, you need to protect the area from additional irritation. Moleskin may be good if not too raw..... ...Read more
Blisters: The best way to treat blisters is to prevent them in the first place. Apply moleskin to the "hot spots" on your feet prior to blister formation. If a blister forms, you can apply moleskin to minimize friction. If it is intact, do not break it. If it is broken, treat it like a minor cut or scrape by cleaning with soap and water, then apply antibiotic ointment and a sterile dressing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deodorant: Blisters form from friction against the skin, but also moisture is needed. On top of changing shoes and socks, try moisture control by using spray deodorant on your feet (yes, the same armpit deodorant you buy). This may help decrease moisture and therefore decrease chance of blisters. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm training for a 5k in November. I get blisters on the back of my heels where my shoes rub against them. How can I alleviate the pain?
I have a huge blister on my heal. I speed walk daily, how can I treat this blister so I can continue to speed walk without losing days?
Heel Blister: the blister is obviously from your shoes rubbing on your heel, either from ill fitting shoes or socks. You must protect the heel to continue walking. It is best not to remove the skin overlying the blister as it acts as a sterile covering. You can place moleskin around the blister to protect it. I suspect however because of where it is that you are going to have to let it heal to continue. ...Read more
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