Blisters on Feet

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    May 13, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    Anyone have good advice on how to deal with and quickly heal a huge blister? I played a lot of tennis the past few days now I have one that's almost 2" in length and width. It burst while playing so a large part is already exposed...so painful.

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    May 13, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    heya mate...here in australia we have a medical tape called fixomull or hypofix...its a white tape with hundreds of perforations...we use it for abrasions and blisters...sometimes burns and skin grafts...........if you put it on your blister..it will let it ooze (i know gross) but you can also wash it in the shower....it stays on till it peels off.....it heals skin incredibly quickly! and best of all...it takes the pain away almost immediately.....i have no idea what it would be callled in america.......go to the chemist...DONT let them put bandaids on it! it will just get manky!

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    May 13, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    It is OKAY to put a NORMAL bandaid on it, as long as you apply an antibiotic on it. Make sure that you do not put the sticky part of the bandaid onto the blister though. Frequent washing is required as well. Don't go and use those "advanced healing ones" because they stick to your skin and when you pull it off, it literally pulls your skin off.. yuck.

    I just recently had the same problem as you haha. Try putting bandaids on the part of your foot where you chafe against the shoe, it works for me =)
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    May 13, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    Just a suggestion... I used to have problems with blisters when I played tennis. Now I wear 2 pairs of socks - a really thin, moisture wicking, liner kind of sock, and then a padded (thorlo or similar) tennis sock. Along with a pair of well fitting tennis shoes - no more blisters!
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    May 13, 2009 6:34 PM GMT
    Get some Aquaphor.

    http://www.eucerinus.com/products/hb_aho.html

    I was introduced to this stuff a few years ago in a race goodie bag and now SWEAR by it. I love it. That and/or liquid vitamin E always helps with my blisters and sores from running.
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    May 13, 2009 11:48 PM GMT
    2" in length and width ????

    Keep an eye in it and make sure it doesn't get infected. Foot related infections like cellulitis ain't no joke.

    Like everyone else said, keep it clean, change the bandage often, and keep it dry. I would recommend cutting back on the tennis until it heals. If you still want to play, then apply a band aid or some other dressing. Then stick some Moleskin over it.

    You should consider wearing socks that are made of cotton/synthetic blend. Go to the sporting goods store, check out the socks for runners. Most have a moisture wicking feature. And some are even padded.
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    May 14, 2009 5:40 AM GMT
    Buy better tennis shoes!!!

  • May 14, 2009 6:25 AM GMT
    sorry to hear about your misfortune.. I'm all toofamiliar with icky blisters (and i've seen some gnarly ass ones from my friends who do pointe work!)

    Having three is always fun..
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    Popping is the last thing you want to do (unfortunately your shoe did that for you already)

    Things my friends and I use...

    different kinds of medical tape. Does the job. Holds the skin together and keeps shit out. I've used a perforated medical tape as well, i dont know what its called however. Try looking at the drugstore?

    another option is super glue. I know, sounds crazy but it works. too..

    Hope your wound heals soon..

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    May 14, 2009 6:30 AM GMT
    Thanks for the useful comments guys. It feels a lot better this evening than it did this morning. I just picked up some supplies at the drugstore for the next time I play...Saturday morning. Hope the worst will be over by then. I'll be more proactive about preventing the bastards this time.
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    May 18, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    I had this problem this past week. I just cut up a cotton ball and attached it to some tape. Instant band-aid.
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    May 19, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    In derby, we use duct tape...but that's more to prevent blisters. Once you already have a blister, put a band-aid over it, then tape a cosmetic pad (the thick rubbery kind) over that to ease the pressure on it.
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    May 19, 2009 6:29 AM GMT
    Pop dat sucker, drain it, put neosporin on it, let it air out so it dries up, stay off of it at least 48hrsicon_eek.gif
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    May 20, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    BWG77 saidAnyone have good advice on how to deal with and quickly heal a huge blister? I played a lot of tennis the past few days now I have one that's almost 2" in length and width. It burst while playing so a large part is already exposed...so painful.

    Thanks.


    So all the advice mentioned above is great. I would also strongly recommend getting some Silver sulfadiazine (SILVADENE). You can almost always get it over the counter. It provides broad spectrum antimicrobial protection - especially from staph and yeast infections - which as mentioned before can lead to cellulitis (BAD). I work in an ICU and have taken care of burn patients before and this stuff is amazing (future RN here).

    I had a few horrible blisters last year on my foot. Put this stuff on your blisters, then put a porous tape/bandage that is perforated and wrap your foot in some kerlix and you should be good to go.

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    May 21, 2009 2:57 PM GMT
    Er... I might also suggest to stop playing tennis for a while as it heals. LOL. Having it constantly being abraded makes it all the more prone to infections.

    Anyway, after it heals. You'll have calluses, so no moah blistahs!
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    May 21, 2009 3:15 PM GMT
    MedSci saidIt is OKAY to put a NORMAL bandaid on it, as long as you apply an antibiotic on it. Make sure that you do not put the sticky part of the bandaid onto the blister though. Frequent washing is required as well. Don't go and use those "advanced healing ones" because they stick to your skin and when you pull it off, it literally pulls your skin off.. yuck.

    I just recently had the same problem as you haha. Try putting bandaids on the part of your foot where you chafe against the shoe, it works for me =)


    I agree with the future doctor icon_wink.gif
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    May 21, 2009 3:17 PM GMT
    Listen to Sed. Total sense.