New shoes or a long walk, and already it happened: blowing on the feet. How you can prevent the painful parts from the beginning.
They are annoying, they end a beautiful excursion , and they still hurt days later: Blisters at the feet are hell. It is relatively easy to prevent them completely from the outset.
This creates bubbles on the feet
When material rubs against the feet, bubbles form. The upper layers of the skin are thus detached . A cavity is formed, into which tissue fluid flows. The very thin skin layer above it can bulge. Moisture favors the formation of bubbles.
How to prevent bubbles from reaching your feet
- For sports, if you buy new fitness or hiking shoes , try it best in the evening. Because then the feet are slightly bigger than in the morning. Put on thick socks in the evening.
- If you have chosen a pair of sports or hiking shoes, wear them for a short time in your spare time or everyday life. So you run the new shoes well and prevent the first hike or the first run a bubble.
- If you have certain areas on your feet where blisters often occur, then you should first thoroughly remove them or treat them with an anti-bladder gel.
- Make sure that the socks in the shoes do not fold. It rubs even more strongly between the skin and the shoe surface.
- If you sweat heavily on your feet , then take care of breathable material. So the heat on the feet can not jam.
- New shoes can be rubbed with Hirschtalgfett from the inside. They become so supple, and it does not come so fast to blisters at the feet.
- When you are on the road, and notice that a bladder is formed, rub your feet immediately with some grease or anti-bladder gel. This is also suitable for hand cream or, if necessary, a lip care stick. All these agents make the skin more supple at the site.
- For summer sandals or sling shoes, there are extra-thin silicones in drugstores, which can be used to cushion potential blister areas.
What to do if it happens
Under no circumstances should you open the bladder. You risk infections that make things worse. If the bladder is already open, you should clean it with sterile water and then disinfect it. Then protect them with a plaster.
So-called blister patches are slightly padded and protect against additional pressure as the bladder heals.