Preventing and curing blisters

Hi, I never had a blister on my hand. But today I was pitching with a new ball that has high seams, and then I started to feel some pain on my thumb and when I looked it was bad.

A blister was there… I had to stop throwing at the moment because I could not throw anymore…

So my question is:

Is there anything to prevent you from a blister?
And if it happens? What you can do to “cure” it.

What I did was cut the skin and then putting a band-aid on it.

The thing is, I gotta pitch Saturday, do you think I will be ready to pitch Saturday?


Try soaking your hand in salt water every once in a while, that’ll toughen up the skin’