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Blisters Hurt, Treatment Shouldn't

Blisters Hurt, Treatment Shouldn't

Yesterday, while running on the treadmill, I did not notice that my sock had a rather unfortunate fold in it which left me an even more unfortunate blister on my heel. So I went on the search for what I should do to help heal it rapidly.

Here are some good suggestions I came across on caring for a blister, from the University of Michigan Health System:

  • Steps should be taken to avoid further irritating the problem area.
  • Large blisters can be carefully drained with a sterilized needle, then covered with antibiotic ointment and a bandage.
  • For extra protection, purchase a moleskin at a drugstore. Cut a hole that's larger than the blister in the moleskin, creating a moleskin "donut." Then apply the moleskin so that the hole is over the blister.
  • See your doctor about any blisters that don't heal in a reasonable amount of time, or look like they may be infected.


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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
oh. i've not had a blister so bad that i've had to drain it...i also use wicking socks so this doesn't seem to be a big problem apart from when i get new shoes.
KiwiLu KiwiLu 9 years
I use a needle, drain it, put a band aid over it, and go about my day.
KiwiLu KiwiLu 9 years
I use a needle, drain it, put a band aid over it, and go about my day.
jhuck jhuck 9 years
I always end up with blisters on my heels. I've never seen blister bandaids, but I'll have to look into it!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
Ugh, blisters. I don't really get them since I switched to wicking socks. Thank goodness.
Feesje Feesje 9 years
I don't know if they have these in the US, but Compeed patches are the BEST for blisters! The patch feels like second skin, and you have no pain at all.
shulvrkrp shulvrkrp 9 years
Dr. Scholls makes an amazing blister "band aid". I got it at REI, and it works wonders. I highly recommend it!
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