After reading through this post (and others) and dealing with a blister I've had for a few days after playing b'ball (I run a lot too), this is what worked for me. The first couple of days, I tried antiseptic spray and some gold bond and bandages without much luck. Last night, I did an Epsom Salt soak (30 min), air dry (30 min.), then very painfully applied 3 layers of new skin (active ingredient is an antiseptic). It made me want to cuss. Then, I put neosporin on top (I had stayed away previously because of the post that it slows healing) and then a band-aid over top (tough strip). I woke up this morning, put my foot on the ground, the sky opened, and the angels started singing... hope restored. I think the cleanse, the seal, and the neosporin combined did the trick.