A blister is the painful and often annoying result of damaged body tissue due to friction. Blisters most commonly appear on the feet due to restricting or ill fitting shoes.
Luckily, if you do end up with a nasty blister after a few hours of trying to break in a new pair of kicks, there are ten effective ways to relieve the discomfort…
1. Give it Air
The first rule of blisters is to let that nasty sucker breathe. In fact, as much air exposure as possible will speed the healing process. If you do need to bandage it to walk, do so loosely by tenting your adhesive bandage at the sides so that the middle is slightly raised up to allow air flow.
Of course, the healthy treatment of any blister depends on whether the wound is intact or torn open. If the blister is intact, leave the skin overlying to protect the wound from possible infection. Simply clean it thoroughly, but leave the attached skin in place to shield the wound from further dirt and debris and also to decrease the pain associated with exposed nerve endings on an open wound.