If the blister is not broken
and itís small, donít touch it. The top layer of skin will
prevent infection. Just apply a bandage and keep the blister cushioned from further friction. It will heal itself in a few days. If the
blister is large and painful, drain it after thoroughly cleansing it with
an antiseptic (use rubbing alcohol or an antibiotic soap). Heat a
pin or needle over a flame to clean it and use as a lance. Prick
one end of the blister, and squeeze gently to drain. Rub an
antibiotic ointment like Bacitracin over the blister and apply a
bandage. Change the dressing daily, or if it gets dirty or
wet. If the blister has broken and the skin rubbed away, youíll need to
carefully remove the dead skin with cuticle scissors after a
thorough cleansing with rubbing alcohol or an antibiotic soap.
Clean the exposed skin again with an antibiotic soap (rubbing
alcohol will sting!), apply an antibiotic ointment like
Bacitracin over the exposed blister and apply a bandage. Change the dressing daily, or if it gets dirty or wet.
PREVENTION: Rub petroleum jelly on every part of your feet and wear
heavy cotton socks. This will cut down on the friction and
prevent painful blisters from developing.