Lori Weisenfeld, DPM, a New York City sports podiatrist, explained how blisters start: friction. “So preventing a blister is all about preventing that friction from happening in the first place,” says Dr. Weisenfeld, who sees the most blisters at the start of sandal season (beware!). Her first solution is moleskin, which is a product that’s similar to a Band-Aid, but the entire inner-facing part is an adhesive.
|Dr. Lori Weisenfeld
Once you start feeling friction, say the day you put on those new strappy sandals for the first time this season, you can just put a little piece of moleskin over the irritated part to prevent any future blisters. You can also put this on where you anticipate future friction. There are also gel products, Dr. Weisenfeld says, that go over the toes to prevent blisters.
Source: Lauren Schwartzberg, Slate via Dr. David Armstrong [4/5/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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