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Giant blisters - September 10th 2011, 03:07 AM

I just started a lyrical jazz dance class yesterday. The class is 1 1/2 hours, and I danced barefoot. Anyways, now I have GIANT blisters on the bottoms of my big toes (they cover almost the whole bottom of both my big toes). I had to pop them so I could walk today at school, but now they swelled up again (even more this time). I cleaned the needle I popped them with using rubbing alcohol so they didn't get infected, though.

My problem is, once the blisters heal, the outer skin will come off, exposing really raw, tender skin. Since I have to keep dancing, I'm concerned about this, since I'm afraid it'll just keep blistering over and over, and not heal. I guess my question is what can I do to help them heal, and how can I build up a callous there again, cause it'll really suck to dance on completely raw skin.
   
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Re: Giant blisters - September 10th 2011, 05:13 AM

Honestly, the best thing you can do is to not dance barefoot. If you can wrap your feet with medical tape or put some sort of padding between your feet and the floor, that would be best. Otherwise you will likely just continue to get blisters. At least tape your toes up.

Also, if you pop them be sure to put bandaids on them along with BFI Powder when you are able to air them out. BFI powder will help dry the raw area. Also, once you notice an area on your foot that is red, swollen, and/or sore, that is your cue to wrap it up so it will not turn into a blister.

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Re: Giant blisters - September 12th 2011, 02:27 AM

hey, i used to get some pretty big blisters on my feet from dance as well. i found using a product called new skin was super helpful. also pick up some blister pads too if you can. you can find these just about anywhere.




   
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Re: Giant blisters - September 14th 2011, 01:10 PM

Blister plasters are amazing. I don't know what the brand would be wherever you live, so you'd just have to go looking for them, but they work really well and actually help to heal them.


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Re: Giant blisters - September 14th 2011, 03:55 PM

Awwww....this is very painful! You shouldn't have popped the blisters, though. The outer skin, even though it's painful, protects the damaged inner tissue where the fluid is from infection and speeds the healing process.

It;s important now to keep the area clean and dry and put on an antibiotic cream, and a band aid, to prevent infection!

In the future, don't dance barefoot! For the time being, go easy on your feet (this might mean taking a break from dancing!). The area will heal, and if you continue to dance (or do anything that exerts new pressure on the area) it will naturally harden up a bit.


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