Prevent Blisters this Summer

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media, In The Media

Running a marathon this summer?  Perhaps you’re the designated landscaper around the house on weekends or just enjoy taking longs walks in the warm weather.  Dr. Reid contributed to the Chicago Tribune’s Lifestyles & Health section regarding foot and toe blisters that are the result of outdoor summer activities and what could be done to help assist with healing blisters and preventing them in the future.

Here’s a few pointers that were highlighted:

  • Use moleskin pads instead of band-aids.  Moleskin pads are placed into the shoe rather than the skin.
  • Silicone products are great for emergency blisters that can result from running, walking, or anyone wearing heels.
  • Surgical tape is a cost effective way to reduce blisters.
  • Avoid mineral oil and other skin lubricants as both can increase moisture which leads to blisters
  • Change socks frequently to keep your feet dry before race time.
  • Wear socks that wick away moisture and keep your feet dry

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