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Discussion: Just run through it

in: AdventureGirl!; AdventureGirl! > 2018-05-10

May 10, 2018 12:42 PM # 
Danish Dynamite:
May 10, 2018 12:49 PM # 
May 10, 2018 1:59 PM # 
Big Jon:
Use Compeed or similar to cover it and stop it hurting, then wait for the plaster to peel off after a few days - should be fine then.
May 11, 2018 1:35 AM # 
Sometimes I've applied a regular bandaid or just the sterile pad part, then used Leukotape over it to make it super secure.

I've seen Trav cut a piece of Leukotape a little larger than the blister, then turn it backward and stick it against the sticky side of the Leukotape that goes on the skin, i.e. the smooth side of the Leukotape touches your blister. You could probably use some anti-chafe cream or Polysporin to make it slide over the blister even more easily.

But Compeed probably works too!
May 11, 2018 1:52 AM # 
Thanks all!
May 11, 2018 6:34 AM # 
I second the leukotape with something under (maybe compeed if you need the padding, or just gauze or leukotape backwards (as mentioned)) so you don't rip the blister open when you pull it off.
May 11, 2018 10:46 AM # 
And let it dry out when if doesn't need protection - flip flop season..yay!

Speed up the drying out process by dabbing on povidone iodine (you can buy iodine prep pads at a specialty pharmacy) - little messy but works really well!
May 11, 2018 11:02 AM # 
You’re not kidding when you say messy! I ripped one open too low and red goop went flying everywhere!! Like a murder scene ...
May 11, 2018 1:23 PM # 
Would Shoppers Drug Mart Home Health Care sell those? They sound useful!
May 11, 2018 1:36 PM # 
Just amputate your foot
May 11, 2018 6:39 PM # 
Best advice I’ve heard so far!

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