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WillowandSola
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Flipping blisters are driving me mad, nurse has dressed my toes, given me more antibiotics and said no running and come back next week

I’m so cross that i can’t run and reading everyone’s successes makes me happy knowing it won’t be long before we are back out there enjoying our runs

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Fatgirlslim19

I'm "liking" this even though I dislike it! Your poor feet Sola ☹️

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WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to Fatgirlslim19

I’ve been a bit ticked off to be honest and thanks for liking my post

It’s good to see you still here

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Fatgirlslim19
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in reply to WillowandSola

Bit of a difficult one for you though isn't it. There's all the benefits of running versus your poor feet. Have they said the antibiotics and bandaging will sort it all out? I know the psoriasis won't just "go away" but is there a way to make it so you can still run??

Yeah I'm still here, battling the demons a bit and not being able to run isn't helping! Nothing wrong with me, just can't fit them in ☹️

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WillowandSola
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in reply to Fatgirlslim19

Time is always difficult i tend to think if i only run 15 minutes a bit faster i will be home within half an hour,

It’s the psoriasis drugs that are thinning my skin making me really prone to blisters but dressed with bandages I can still go to work so i might fit in a little joggle tomorrow as it’s my day off or i might just wait til they heal,

I have blister socks and well fitting trainers so am hopeful they will be fine soon

Lesson learned is that at the first hint of a blister i will cover with a blister plaster instead of hoping for the best

Good luck fitting in some running time

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Fatgirlslim19
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in reply to WillowandSola

Wait until they heal Sola!!

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WillowandSola
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in reply to Fatgirlslim19

Probably will do as Willow won’t let me run until they are gone

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Fatgirlslim19
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in reply to WillowandSola

Good good... 😉

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate

So sorry to hear this, hope it’s just annoying not painful too I’ll have a run for you tomorrow

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WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to Grannytobe

Thank you i will think of you running, yeah it’s painful

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate
in reply to WillowandSola

😒

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Buddy34
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It's a shame your feet aren't behaving themselves. Are they worse since you started running or just the same. Hope they heal soon 😊

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WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to Buddy34

Worse since i got psoriasis and the drugs to deal with that, nothing really to do with the running,

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Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate

Oh your poor feet 🙁

Definitely give them a break like the nurse said.

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WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to Maddee_6333

Yes I will do

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lovefabric
lovefabricGraduate

Poor you, hope they get better soon.

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WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to lovefabric

Thank you

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Jell6
Jell6Graduate

What socks do you wear?

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WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to Jell6

Yuedge anti blister socks they are lovely and comfy I haven’t had them long so haven’t run in them much but wear them to work and my feet thank me

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Jell6
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in reply to WillowandSola

Hilly socks are great for me, they are snug and form fitting so no friction. I was a bit surprised at the price, but think that they are worth it.

When your feet have healed it may be worth trying.

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WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to Jell6

Thanks i will look out for some

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
in reply to WillowandSola

If it’s your toes that have issues, you could try injinji toe socks 👍🏽

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WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to Tasha99

Never thought of that but it’s all over this is the first time they’ve affected my toes

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Sook2
Sook2
in reply to Tasha99

Another vote for ininji!

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Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate

Oh that’s a frustration I am sure!! Lots of bio yoghurt with those antibiotics!!

Keep up the fluids too. Big hug & hoping to have you back on track soon!! 🌹🌷💐

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WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to Annieapple

Thanks Annie, it could be worse at least it’s only one foot this time

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lexiemcd
lexiemcdGraduate

Hope those blisters heal quickly for you - take the nurse's advice and postpone running until they do - you con't want to risk any infection setting in ! Thankfully I can still get out running but in a similar situation where I can't go swimming (until recently 3 times a week) due to irritant dermatitis - frustrating to say the least !! Take care.

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WillowandSola
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in reply to lexiemcd

Very frustrating, it might have been swimming that set this lot off

I am taking the nurses advice and taking the antibiotics and trying to be positive that I should be able to run next week

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lexiemcd
lexiemcdGraduate
in reply to WillowandSola

You do wonder what triggers these skin conditions - though mine seemed to appear at the same time as half the pool went up my nose and then was subsequently diagnosed for the first time in my life with hay fever !!.

Not long now until you get back out running. Have a good weekend.

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WillowandSola
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in reply to lexiemcd

Thank you, you too, yes it does make you wonder

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backintime
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good luck - they will heal

is there any cream or anything you can use as a prevention rather than waiting until they pop up?

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WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to backintime

I have creams lotions and potions I’ve never had anything like this before and it’s very frustrating, the drugs to control the blisters thin the skin which can cause more blisters, my hands are a mess at the moment too so it’s a general drug peeling time it happens every few weeks. The dermatologist seemed to think it would be a good idea last week to stop the steroid cream which also thins the skin so it’s flared and peeled a bit more but i’m confident with care i will get a few weeks running once they heal before the next lot, in the meantime I went over to the strength and flex site for some things to make us stronger ready for our next run

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Fleetnot
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It will heal they have before so focus on what you will be able to do when that happens. UV is said to be good for this type of psoriasis so you could treat yourself to a sunny holiday somewhere flat where you can run for miles....🌅🌅🌅😂forget Devon where it's currently peeing down.

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WillowandSola
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in reply to Fleetnot

Thanks we went to Menorca in early September and ran 3 times it was wonderful, I think possibly had too much sun as never been so tanned and that may have started the flare up then it all healed for a while now it’s back

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crazyfitness

Probably a silly question but have you tried Compeed plasters? They are brilliant for treating and preventing blisters, that's of course if you tend to get them in the same place.

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WillowandSola
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in reply to crazyfitness

Two have competed plasters on but the ones on my toes are dressed by the nurse as they just got bigger and bigger, I only went to see the nurse for ear ache too and mentioned my toes

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crazyfitness

Oh my goodness, Compeed plasters are brilliant with me but sounds like your toes do need some serious care and attention. Maybe go and see a shoe specialist for looking at specific trainers.

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WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to crazyfitness

Been there done that have the shoes and insoles it’s the tablets that thin the skin so much i get a lot of blisters

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crazyfitness

That's not good especially when you want to keep fit.

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daycartes

Try using two pairs of thin socks, the socks rub against each other rather than against the skin of your toes. Good luck and keep persevering.

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WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to daycartes

I’ve tried that and it helps, this is a skin thing rather than a running thing so it’s about keeping them mostly free of blisters so i can run, healing nicely now so hoping to have a short run on Monday

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