Katzie (Calgary ) on 01/28/2021
Marcy (Californina) on 08/20/2018
Mama To Many (Tn) on 05/18/2018
It was finally just one bubble/blister. The blister wore off and he had an open spot on his foot that was painful; and he is on his feet a lot during the day.
I took a fresh plantain leaf and bruised it heartily with a rolling pin. I then folded it and applied it to his foot with a fabric bandage. (I get these fabric bandages at the Dollar General that stick so nicely and breathe well too. And they are not more expensive than plastic bandaids, which I do not like at all! )
I did this for a couple of mornings for him and he was comfortable all day and it healed up nicely.
If you are ever hiking and get a blister on your foot and are able to locate a plantain leaf, bruise the leave and apply it to the blister to get pain relief and help it to begin healing - all the while still hiking!
~Mama to Many~
Ken (Arizona) on 11/20/2017
The best preventative I have found for toe blisters is to apply Vaseline or Albolene between your toes to prevent them from rubbing against each other before pulling your socks on.
The best cure I have found requires a large safety pin (1.5 inches), a cotton ball and off-the-shelf 70% isopropyl alcohol. Soak the cotton ball with the alcohol, clean the safety pin and the blister with it, then puncture the blister on the bottom-most edge. Squeeze the liquid out of the hole by pressing it with the cotton ball starting from the opposite side of the blister. When all the liquid is released, press the cotton ball over the pinhole to squeeze a small amount of alcohol into the blister. You should feel it burn a bit. Leave the blister alone after that and go about your life pain-free. Eventually, you can remove the dead skin over the healed skin beneath it using scissors or clippers.
In a pinch, you can use a high proof alcoholic drink if isopropyl is not available. Be sure to use a larger pin. Too small a hole will make it harder to release the liquid and get the alcohol inside.
Alliimo (Massachusetts) on 08/06/2015
The first night I soaked both feet in hot water with about 1.5 cups of epsom salts in it. I did two rounds, soaking for about 20 mins each round.
The following 2 nights, I soaked for the same amount of time with the same amount of epsom salts in the water.
The first morning, I noticed little fluid left in the blisters. These were big blisters and had noticeably shrunken in size.
The second and third mornings, the fluid was gone and the skin started to tighten back up. AMAZING!!
Janie Y (Illinois) on 11/18/2013