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Blister Prevention and Blister Care: How to Tape a ToeLiza
You can use this method to prevent a blister. You can also use it to tape a blister that’s formed. If the amount of fluid in the blister is causing you to alter your gait, drain the fluid first, and then tape it flat.
Apply tincture of Benzoin to your toe. It’s tree sap mixed with alcohol and will keep the tape sticking.
Allow the Benzoin to dry while you prepare the tape.
Fold the tape over the top of the toe.
Press the edges of the tape firmly together.
Cut the excess tape away. Leave as small a seam as possible. The tincture of Benzoin will hold the seam together.
You want to use tape that is thin and flexible. TrailToes.com offers good tape options, tincture of Benzoin and blister kits. You can also get tincture of Benzoin at REI and most drug stores.
More taping and blister guidance to come.