Blisters, how do you deal with them?

I find it funny that I am even writing about blisters.  I have never had a blister on either of my feet or toes since I started running almost 4 years ago.  Now, I have had the occasional sore toe, and of course really sore feet, but never a blister.

Over the past few weeks I have been doing a lot of walking as a supplement my running.  This walking is completely unrelated to running and is for a contest we have going on at work over the summer.  The funny thing is that this walking has given me multiple blisters.  I am sure it is because my feet move around differently in my shoes when I walk, rather than run.

I wear my moisture wicking socks when I walk as well so I am doing everything I can think of to try and keep these blisters at bay..... but to no avail.  One other thing that I am sure is a contributing factor is the humidity these last couple months.  The humidity has been 80% + almost consistently, with many of the days being over 90%.  With this humidity almost every time I head out to walk or run I come home with wet shoes, I am sure just exasperating the problem.

I currently have two quite large blisters.  Over this time these have been reoccurring, as well as a few others on a few other toes.  To deal with them once they are there I have been using BodyGlide to keep the friction down.  I have also got to the point where I use BodyGlide on my toes each time I go out for a walk or run.  This is not good, because I am going through my BodyGlide much faster than I want to!

What do you do to ward off blisters?  But more importantly at this time, how do you deal with them once they are there?  Do you just leave them or do you pop them?  I really don't know what to do with them and would love to hear everyone else's home remedies.

Just so you know.... I contemplated using a picture of a blister on a toe for this post.  I found some pretty disgusting ones too!  But, I chose to take the high road and spare you the experience.

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