I am plagued with narrow feet and in spite of great boots (Asolo), socks & liners, and moleskin, I routinely battle heel blisters. I appreciate your advice on blister prevention, but wonder if you have any advice on blister treatment?
I’m about to leave for Nepal and trek around Manaslu and will keep on trekking even with heel blisters but know how painful it is. Any advice will be welcomed.
It sounds like you’ve done everything right, but still have heel blisters 🙁 I’m sorry you have them.
I presume you’ve seen this short video I did about lacing hiking boots to prevent blisters. That should help keep your heel from slipping, which is generally the cause of blisters.
Now that you have them, the best blister treatment is to let them fully heal. Since that answer clearly doesn’t work for you in light of your upcoming trip, here are some other blister treatment tips:
- Wear sandals as much as possible to let the blisters air out and heal
- Make sure to keep the blisters clean. Regular soap and water is the best way to clean blisters.
- Use a donut shaped piece of moleskin around your heel blister each time you hike.
- Avoid hot showers, because the hot water slows the blister healing process.
Hope those blister treatment tips help, and have a wonderful time on your trek in Nepal around Manaslu!! I’m jealous!
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