Blisters are painful fluid filled lesions that can develop in response to pressure and friction. They develop over a site of repeated rubbing usually because of badly fitting shoes or if the foot is misshapen by clawing of the toes or a bunion for example. Blisters develop very quickly and can take several days to heal. If a blister breaks open it can become infected and extremely painful.
Should a blister form, action should be taken to minimise complications. Try to avoid wearing anything that rubs and apply a pressure relieving pad such as a COMPEED® Blister Patch. Applying a COMPEED® Blister Patch can help prevent further progression of the blister as the cushioning layer forms a barrier against friction. The patch contains hydrocolloid technology which creates an optimum environment for wound healing while instantly reducing pain. It also repels water, dirt and germs to help prevent infection. The patch should not be removed too soon, wait until it starts to lift at the edges and then it can gently and easily be peeled off in the bath or shower. Do not deliberately burst the blister but if it does open clean it with mild soapy water, soak it in a salt water footbath for 10 minutes and cover with a protective pad such as COMPEED®.