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Compeed Blister Plasters
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Compeed Blister Plasters
Advantages: They work
Compeed blister relief
Having bought some new shoes which I absolutely loved, I then (unwisely) spent the day at the races doing a lot of standing and walking. The result at the end of a long day were two very very painful blisters one of which had unfortunately burst.
The usual plasters did nothing to help ease the pain so I decided to buy some of these.
WHAT DO THEY DO?...
The product promise to offer instant pain and pressure relief and it is suggested that they are carried around for even the first sign of a blister. They apparently stay in place longer than than any other plaster and repel water dirt and germs to prevent infection.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The product comes in cardboard packaging and when I open it up, I find a plastic carton with the instructions and information on the back. It opens by pushing back on the top of the box and the carton opens up. Inside there are 5 oval plasters; one side has a patterned protective cover and the other side has a plain white protective cover. The Compeed plasters themselves are completely clear and when placed on the skin form a completely clear covering which can't be seen even if they peep over the top of the shoes.
The skin should be clean and dry before using the plasters and there should be no cream on the skin. Remove the patterned top paper and the white protective cover. When I peel off the white paper I find that under this paper the plaster is sticky. Place this adhesive side over the blister and make sure the edges are flattened down to the skin.
Leave the Compeed on the blister until it falls off naturally, and to remove stretch it slowly along the skin.
* Diabetics should consult a doctor before use
* Never cut a Compeed.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
These cost me £4.20 for 5 of the Compeed plasters which although it seems pricey isn't too bad for the relief they afford and because each one lasts at least 24 hours. They are available from most chemists. I bought the Blister medium for heels but they are also available in small and also for toes.
These completely saved my heel and allowed me to walk without pain when I went to work on the Monday morning. The Compeed coverings are quite strange at first because they are not like usual plasters and I thought that because they looked like sellotape they would rip off my skin. Not so. They do stick easily to the blister and stay there without moving even when I put on and take off my shoes. When I took them off, which was at night when I put on my slippers, it didn't hurt and none of the blister was pulled off. In fact, my blister just seemed to stay nice and dry and clean and healed nicely under the Compeed.
They are easy to apply and to remove and really do work providing cushioning to my heel and keeping everything clean. I will certainly be keeping some of these in the house and would recommend them to anyone who may get a blister.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: Blister plasters