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Blisters be gone!
Compeed Blister Plasters
Member Name: topherbenn
Compeed Blister Plasters
Advantages: Helps prevent blisters, do eactly what they say on the box.
Disadvantages: Can be a bit pricey.
We've all been hiking at some point in our lives, all got blisters that swell up like golf balls, until they pop, or peel off leaving sore bare skin; the image is quite disgusting... finally there's an answer to these problems, which works wonders!
Compeed Blister Plasters work on protecting and preserving an area of skin prone to getting blisters. Some put them on at the start of a walk to help prevent a blister developing, however others wait until they can feel the initial signs that a blister is one it's way before covering it up to prevent it growing. Personally I do the latter. It's not that often that I get blisters, and so I wait until I actually feel like one might be developing; put one on before hand and chances are this could actually cause a blister, it has happened to me once before.
The Blister Plasters are small jelly like pads that can be applied to the area where a blister is developing. They come in all different sizes; from those of your tiny toes, to those for the back of your heel so everyone can find the right size to suit them. The pad are really quite sticky, and stick to the area almost instantly as they are placed on. Be careful not to have creases or bulges in the pad as this could add to the rubbing of the shoe and make the blister worse, you want them to be as flat to the skin as possible.
Compeed Blister Plasters come in a handy small plastic box so that you can take them all with you without having to find a container to keep them clean and protected. The number of plasters in each box varies based on the size of the plaster; the toe plasters have around eight to ten in each box, with the heel plasters around five.
Some people would complain that they are too expensive. A box comes in at around £3.90, which when compared to other brands is about £1 more. However, in all the times I have used these I have never had a problem, and they have always helped keep my blisters down to a minimum. Years of completing my Duke of Edinburgh awards has meant I have always needed some blister plasters, and have always opted for these. Even though they are pricey, you know that they will do the job.
Summary: A great product for preventing blisters on a hike.
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