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11/10/10 3:07 P

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Thanks for all the great tips!

Lianne


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11/9/10 4:39 A

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The best blister remedy I have found (my husband gets them on the bottom of his feet, I thankfully never do) is Preparation H (hemarroid cream). Just put some Prep H on the unpopped blister and cover loosely with a band-aid. Do this 2x per day. The blister should be dried up (and still unbroken which helps prevent infections) in a day or so. Works everytime.

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11/8/10 9:52 P

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I agree. :)

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11/8/10 9:12 P

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Tape them up and have at it. Don't let it slow you down.

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First of all, if you can avoid it, try not to pop the second blister. Just let it dry up and heal on its own. That will give the new skin a chance to toughen up.

If it has been a couple of days, you should be good to run on it as long as it's not so painful that it's causing you to limp or favor that foot.

I agree with the others that the fit of your shoes is most likely the source. But if you want to try some a lubricant, I personally recommend Glide. You can use it anywhere on your body, not just your feet (I actually use it more under the straps of my sports bra). And, it's not stick and won't ruin your clothes, like vasceline sometimes can.

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11/8/10 1:44 P

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Moleskin will protect you from forming blisters, but don't put it on open wounds. Neosporin and band aids are about all you can do until they heal.

I like wool wicking socks--not only do I not get blisters, but I don't damage my toenails, either.

Fit is the most important thing about running shoes. I've also learned not to tie them too tightly. It seems counterintutive, but I don't get blisters unless the shoes are too tight and I wear cotton socks.

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11/8/10 12:46 P

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I very seldom get blisters and I think a lot has to do with the fact that my feet do not sweat a lot (moisture and friction are the two biggest causes of blisters) and I have always worn a very thick sock (I wear Thorlos year round) which also have a great wicking quality to them.

Also, you may want to make sure you are wearing a big enough shoe or a shoe that is not too big. You may want to try various socks and using Mission Anti-friction foot cream and if you continue to blisters maybe get your shoes checked out.

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I put mole skin on mine, wherever I get them, heel, toe, wherever. I'm not sure if this is recommended. It works for me. :)

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I have a huge blister that has popped (on its own) on the bottom of my foot by my arch and I also have 2 blisters (one has popped on its own and one hasn't yet) on the last two toes of my right foot.

I was wondering once I start running again, whether it be treadmill or outside, should I put something on them to protect them or is that really necessary?

I know that this sounds like a dumb question, but this is the first time that I have gotten blisters from running. Thanks.

Lianne


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