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Stop Those Blisters From Ruining Your Run

August 26, 2015


Blisters are certainly annoying little buggers that can spoil the best of runs and they will usually pop up when you least expect them just to mess with your day.

Luckily, there are ways to deal with blisters without having to skip a day at the gym or plain and simple avoid putting your running shoes on for a few days.

First of all, popping the blister might be the best course of action. The pain that is felt from a blister is caused by the air pressure inside it, so relieving the pressure is a sure way to get rid of the blister and the pain.

First off, wash your hands well and clean the blister with soap and water or alcohol. Use a sterilized needle, which doesn’t have to be anything fancy, and puncture a few holes towards the edge of the blister.

Drain the fluid from the popped blister with a clean cloth and apply antibiotic ointment, and cover it up with a band-aid. After a few days, remove the band-aid, remove the dead skin and clean the area with alcohol.

If you don’t want to pop your blister or there is nothing to pop, choose your socks wisely or even wear two pairs. Cover the blistered area with a band-aid and wear well-fitted shoes.

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