The one thing to remember is to cut a circle out of the moleskin the size of your blister and this will help keep your boots or shoes from rubbing against the blister!!
I learned a while back in the US ARMY- To avoid blisters put on a pair of nylon socks (yes guys the kind the women use). Generally, ankle nylons work fine and really help out by lowering the friction on long, extended, heavy pack hauling marches.
Note for above.. Nylons go under your socks!! still need the normal wicking socks over them!
Don't lance a blister until you're home, if at all possible, to prevent infection from developing at the blister site. Preserve skin integrity using a molefoam "donut" equal to the height of the blister swelling, and cover that donut with moleskin, using a little square of nonadhesive gauze over the donut hole to prevent the moleskin from tearing off the blister's protective skin cover. The fluid inside is reducing friction at the blister site, and the skin covering it is keeping bacteria out.
There is something relatively new in blister prevention is call a friction management patch that fits inside your boot to lessen the rubbing
Ive recently tried a product that I now LOVE - its marino wool loaded with lanolin and to me that is just great for my blisters ... or it would be for the blisters but since using it I no longer have blisters at all regardless of the length of time walking. check it out they have no problems with shipping overseas ...www.trampersfriend.co.nz
I''ve been using GROMKEY''s fail-safe double socks tip for years (can''t remember where I learned about it). Have hot sweaty tender skinned feet that are VERY prone to blisters.
Had to deal with two large ones on the balls of my feet in the past month. Used therapeutic essential oils to ease pain, help with fluid absorption, and to prevent infection. Wrote an article as a self-help first aid resource for others. You may read it here: http://www.essentialoilsforhealing.com/weblog/?p=1718
Leukotape is the BEST thing for hiking blisters. We''ve tried a million configurations Check it out, it will change your life. Put it on a hot spot, no blister. Put it over a small blister dressing and it won''t move for up to ten days of hiking/backpacking. Happy hiking!
i have had blisters on both ankles i have found out that the second time round only put betadine on the wound.No bandage blister has heeled