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How do I care for foot blisters from running?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Protect the areas

A foot blister from running (or playing tennis, or ice-skating) is just a spot on the skin where friction separated the top layer of skin from a layer underneath.
After washing, one should cover the blister with a bandaid, whether or not the blister is intact or popped. After a week, the skin layer underneath matures into a new surface layer, and the dried top layer (the blister) will peel away.

In brief: Protect the areas

A foot blister from running (or playing tennis, or ice-skating) is just a spot on the skin where friction separated the top layer of skin from a layer underneath.
After washing, one should cover the blister with a bandaid, whether or not the blister is intact or popped. After a week, the skin layer underneath matures into a new surface layer, and the dried top layer (the blister) will peel away.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid More Trauma

Do you best to avoid more frictional trauma to the area.
This may mean finding a creative solution for padding the area (there are special bandages made for this purpose), avoiding or changing your footwear, or even treating the area with medicated ointments if the skin is really broken down. Hope this helps!

In brief: Avoid More Trauma

Do you best to avoid more frictional trauma to the area.
This may mean finding a creative solution for padding the area (there are special bandages made for this purpose), avoiding or changing your footwear, or even treating the area with medicated ointments if the skin is really broken down. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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