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Basic First Aid Skills: How to Treat a Blister

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016




Taken from Adventure® Medical Kits’ Wilderness & Travel Medicine Guide, by Dr. Eric A. Weiss

Did you know blisters are one of the most common injuries in the outdoors? Within hours, a small rub in your boots can turn into a painful blister. However, with a few basic preventions tricks and early treatment, you can protect your feet and keep a blister from interrupting your adventure.

Blister Prevention


Eliminate as many of these contributing factors as possible:

  • Make sure your shoes fit properly. If your shoes are too tight you’ll have pressure sores, while too loose leads to friction and irritation.