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I'm sorry to hear about this
Of course it happens right as we are headed on a busy (and walking-heavy) vacation tomorrow!
What has he tried for it so far?
We were headed into a water park when it happened, so he floated in cool water for about an hour, but they still hurt badly on the way back to the car (wearing my flip-flops this time) - and he had to head back to a work dinner so he just sucked it up and put his business socks and shoes back on, and drove off. He's probably been in pain for three hours now - though I told him to try taking some ibuprofen.
Okay, he should hold the area under cool (not cold) water for w few minutes to help swelling, and then wrap it in sterile gauze
Ibuprofen will also help
If it continues to hurt to walk, is there a best way to deal with the pain?
Ibuprofen is the best way to deal with the pain, tylenol will also help but ibuprofen is better
Should we treat with any kind of cream or salve tonight while he sleeps to improve healing, or band-aids? or just open air?
Just gauze, and he can keep it open to air at night, no creams
Any idea how long they will take to heal? The blisters are under his callouses on the pads of his feet.
They may take more than a week
It may take a little longer, but not likely less than that
do you think walking will be difficult or risky to the blisters for the whole week?
it is not risky, but it will likely hurt
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