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Common questions about cold sores, blisters, corns and calluses? Find useful answers you are seeking here.

Blisters

Do blisters need air to heal?

Blisters are skin injuries and as such are exposed to infections. If you have an intact blister then there is no need to puncture it to use Compeed®....
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Do blisters heal faster if drained?
Blisters

Do blisters heal faster if drained?

Blister fluid encourages new growth and regeneration of the underlying skin. There is no need to drain a blister to treat it with Compeed®. Compeed®...
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Can you get genital herpes from a cold sore?
Cold Sores

Can you get genital herpes from a cold sore?

The viral strain responsible for cold sores can be transmitted to the genital parts during genital contact. It is therefore not recommended to...
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Cold Sores

Can you get a cold sore in your nose?

Although not the most common place for a cold sore to appear, the nose as well as the chin or cheeks can be where a cold sore develops. A cold sore in...
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Are cold sores contagious?
Cold Sores

Are cold sores contagious?

Cold sores are contagious right from when you start feeling the symptoms up until their resolution (about a week). Risk of contagion is at its peak...
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Should you pop a blister?
Blisters

Should you pop a blister?

It is not necessary to pop a blister before treating it. The blister roof constitutes a protective layer against infections and keep the blister...
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Blisters

How to treat a heel blister?

Heel blisters can be treated as any other friction blisters. The Compeed® Blister products range offers specific solutions for heel blisters...
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How to treat foot blisters?
Blisters

How to treat foot blisters?

The best course of action is to protect the blister in order to keep it from tearing and allow the skin under it to heal on its own. Eliminating or...
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Why do I keep getting cold sores?
Cold Sores

Why do I keep getting cold sores?

Unfortunately, once you are infected with the herpes virus, it will stay in your body for the rest of your life. There is no way you can get rid of...
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How to get rid of a cold sore fast?
Cold Sores

How to get rid of a cold sore fast?

Proactivity is key. The sooner you act on the cold sore, the smaller it may remain and the quicker you may get rid of it. Learn to identify the first...
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