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How can you cure or prevent foot blisters?

My husband has started a new job where he walks for miles but has to wear new safety boots... he is getting terrible blisters... can anyone tell me how to cure them or to prevent them? thanks

Asked By: Angulimala - 6/11/2007
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2 pairs of socks, first pair snug fitting for preference out of silk bu you will be hard put to find them smooth pure cotton are okay if you can get seamless all the better l. second sock slightly thicker usually wool blend again no seams are best... More
Answered By: pete m - 6/11/2007
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wear socks that let ur feet breath, ( not cheapy one ) if ur feet are dry then it will reduce ur blisters, also a nice thick pair for boots will help
Answered By: sfc - 6/11/2007
 
plasters work well to prevent them. In terms of curing them go to a pharmacy and get some compeed blister plasters they protect the wound so it does not hurt so much, while cleaning it up at the same time.
Answered By: Mark T - 6/11/2007
 
This is going to sound weird, but in the Boy Scouts, they put duct tape on blisters. It is soft and cushions the sore spot, sticks well and comes off easily. Both my husband and son have tried this and it really works. Also, work just a little petroleum jelly into the spot on the inside of the boot that is rubbing... More
Answered By: Esmerelda - 6/11/2007
 
Years ago when I used to go backpacking we used a product called "Mole Skin". I'm pretty sure it's still available. It's kind of like fuzzy tape. You just put it on and leave it on until it wears off. By then your feet have toughned up and/or the boots are broken in.
Answered By: Spewart - 6/11/2007
 
instead of wearing one pair of thick socks get him to wear two pairs of thinner ones. one pair will stick to his feet and the other will take the friction instead of his skin. works for me.
Answered By: V - 6/11/2007
 
you can get walking socks to do just that! they're like wearing two pairs of socks as they have two layers. they prevent rubbing etc. most outdoor type shops have them now.
Answered By: efc_skillage - 6/11/2007
 
put ice on them
Answered By: juskilentime - 6/11/2007
 
The band-aid brand just made a new product- it looks like a small deodorant, and you rub it on the back of your foot, and it prevents blistering.
Answered By: vanilla_creme27 - 6/11/2007
 
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