How To Get Rid Of Blisters: 15 Products That Actually Work

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Ever look around at your closet when you are getting ready for a night out and you make eye contact with a pair of shoes that you harbor that love/hate relationship with? You would wear them as running shoes because they’re so fabulous, but they are giving you big, painful blisters!

The only thing blisters love more than hurting you is moisture and friction. Keeping your feet as dry as possible will help in preventing blisters from forming or getting worse. A household homemade remedy like your own deodorant could help do the trick. But you may not want your feet to smell like your armpit.

We have all been the victim of embarrassing fever blisters that pop up on our mouths or face at some point as well, and it’s important to treat them as soon as you can. Here's how to get rid of blisters and prevent them with some products to help you get back on your feet and into your favorite tortuous heels.

1. KT Tape + KT Performance Blister Treatment Patch

These waterproof patches were designed with athletes in mind. They’re made out of hydocolloid gel which makes them extra durable and extra comfortable. They are also proven to heal the blister twice as fast compared to regular bandages. It comes in sterile packaging and prevents any scarring the blisters might leave behind. 


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2. Band-Aid Hydro Seal Adhesive Bandage for Heel Blisters

These ensure blister healing and optimal wound protection. It comes in clear and flesh tone so it blends in with your own skin color, and is designed for long-term wear in promoting the healing process and preventing scabbing and scaring. Cushion comfort so that you can still wear them with already uncomfortable shoes.


3. Spenco 2nd Skin Squares 

Soothing protection from blisters, these medical grade gel stickers cool and soothe any blisters or chaffing from friction. They’re also latex free and hypoallergenic. Created mostly from water so removal is pain free. 


4. Dr. Scholl’s Moleskin Plus

Fabric you can stick on the bottoms of your feet that create a padding to prevent blisters and chaffing! This is a great preventative product if you usually get blisters on the bottoms of your feet. You can cut to size and make them as small or big as needed.


5. Hikegoo Blister Prevention Cream

Specifically created and formulated for your feet, one application of this will last you the rest of the day. It doesn’t leave a yucky residue after use, and works in both dry and wet conditions. 


6. Dr. Scholl’s Active Series Blister Treatment Cushion

This product not only helps to heal and prevent blisters, they’re also super flexible and discreet because they’re almost entirely clear. They reduce pain the blister is causing and are also sweat resistant. 


7. ULTRA Blister Kit 

A kit with all the fixings for prevention and treatment. It comes with top-rated pain relieving treatment and medical grade items with protection from anything from minor to severe blisters.


8. Tamanu Oil

Organic and completely safe when applied topically, this oil has the strength to promote new skin tissue while healing at a faster rate than regular bandages.


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9. Foot Glide Anti Blister Balm

Not for your feet, but for fever blisters or cold sores. Immediate relief from pain upon application while speeding up healing time and curing the blister on sight.


10. Engo Oval Blister Prevention Patches

If you really want to learn how to get rid of blisters, using these will prevent the friction that causes them to begin with. They are built to last and can be worn in all different types of shoes from sneakers to high heels. They stick to your shoe and not your foot, and you can trim them to your liking so they fit you perfectly.


11. Abreva Docosanol 

FDA approved for treatment of cold sores and fever blisters. This product heals blisters or sores on the mouth, face and lips while decreasing the duration of pain in half. Absorbs deeps under the skin after application to kill the source of the virus and prevents spreading.


12. 2Toms Skin-on-Skin Blister and Chafe Relief Hydrogel Pads

This has the power to heal blisters but also other common wounds like insect bites, burns, cuts, scrapes just to name a few. It's hypoallergenic and latex free. 


13. Runners Glory Heel Protectors Heel Guards

These unique heel protectors prevent blisters from ever forming because they safeguard against friction between your foot and your shoe. They are also very comfortable and are perfect for all athletes, especially runners.


14. Oleavicin Soothing Gel

An all-natural approach to treating cold sores and fever blisters that actually work while relieving the painful discomfort of them. Known to work rapidly and safe for infants and children as well. This product suppresses the herpes virus safely and naturally.


15. New-Skin Liquid Bandage Spray

New-Skin provides antiseptic power for blisters along with most other small wounds. What’s great about this product is that it replaces most bandages that are difficult to cover. New-Skin acts as a barrier while treating the blister. Perfect for all athletes as well. 


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Christina Wright is a New York based freelance writer covering entertainment, beauty, interior design and all things fashionably interesting. Christina mostly enjoys reading, and doing things “for the funny story later."

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