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Your new shoes look glam, but your feet beg to differ. As you peel off the offending shoes, you notice tiny balloons have emerged on your precious feet, leaving behind angry, red blisters. Constant rubbing from ill-fitting shoes allow water-filled blisters to bloom on your feet. Small blisters normally heal on their own, but big, honking blisters require a needle and a steady hand to free the liquid trapped from within the boil. After deflating the welt, pamper your tootsies to keep infections at bay. With the right procedures you can blast those nasty nodules right off your kickers.
Coddle small blisters by placing an adhesive bandage loosely over the eruption. The bandage provides cushion and protection for the tiny red bubble.
Lose the offending new shoes. Just for awhile, until those blisters heal. Then show those kickers who's boss. Place small patches of moleskin on the areas of the shoes that rub your feet to keep blisters from sprouting.
Prepare to do surgery on large blisters. Wash hands with soap and water and dry completely. Pour rubbing alcohol over a sewing needle.
Lay the needle at the edge of the blister and poke through the skin. It only hurts for a second! Gently press the water from the blister and out the hole.
Wet a wash cloth with warm water and soap. Press the wash cloth onto the blister. Do not rub as you want to leave the skin over the blister intact. Rinse the wash cloth and press onto the skin to remove soapy residue.
Pat the skin dry with a clean towel. Gently dab an antibiotic ointment onto the area.
Place gauze loosely over the blister area and secure with medical tape. Replace the gauze and reapply the antibiotic ointment daily until the area heals.