Friction blisters are common yet highly undesirable. In most cases they can be easily prevented and, if needed, treated. This section contains everything you need to know about how to treat blisters and how Compeed® can support you.
Blisters can happen when doing various activities such as sport, wearing new shoes, and on your feet all day. This section contains everything you need to know about blisters during various activities.
Preventing and treating blisters – tips from a Harley Street expert
Blisters are fluid filled lesions that develop in response to repeated friction on the skin. Open blisters can be very painful and take several days to heal.
What causes blisters?
Blisters develop as a result of repeated friction and rubbing, often from tight or ill-fitting shoes.
How to treat blisters?
Blisters can take several days to heal. Treatments focus on protecting the blister from further friction. Apply a COMPEED® plaster to prevent further blistering and provide instant pain relief.
How to prevent blisters?
If you’re wearing shoes that make you more prone to blisters, protect your feet from rubbing and friction with COMPEED® Blister Plasters. You can also prevent blisters by wearing two pairs of thin socks when exercising.
Why do blister plasters go white?
Blister plasters turning white indicates that they have absorbed excess fluid which aids healing.
Should I pop my blister before putting on the COMPEED® patch?
You do not need to burst the blister to use Compeed®. If it does open, clean it with mild soapy water, soak it in a salt water foot bath for 10 minutes and cover with a protective plaster such as COMPEED®.
Are COMPEED® blister plasters waterproof?
Yes, COMPEED® plasters are waterproof. Although contact with water may reduce the adhesion, water will only enter through the edges of the patch, not through the outer film. If the adhesion is reduced, remove the plaster carefully by slowly stretching along the skin and replace with a new one.
Can I put COMPEED® on an open blister?
COMPEED® Blister plasters can be used at the stage when the blister is open, creating a wound. COMPEED® will protect from infection, dirt and water, and creates a moist environment which helps the healing. COMPEED® should be applied after the wound has been cleaned and dried.