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A sticky layer of skin
Compeed Blister Plasters
Author Name: superness11
Compeed Blister Plasters
Advantages: protect damaged skin
Getting a blister from a pair of heels is a rite of passage for us ladies. Unfortunately you just have to sacrifice your feet to the sexy shoes and deal with the pain in the morning, when you have to squeeze your very sore feet into any form of sock or shoe and hobble around for the next day or two! I'm sorry gentlemen I'm very aware you suffer the perils of vanity too and also get blisters on your feet! Alas there is something out there to help deal with the offending blisters! Introducing..... (Drum roll....) Compeed Blister Relief Plasters!
*Price and availability*
They are available from most chemists and supermarkets and priced around £3.99 for five.
The Compeed Blister Plasters come in a sealed in green plastic box. This protects the plasters and keeps them clean and tear free.
You get five Compeed Blister Plasters in the box. They are shaped like an oval but not symmetrical. This is useful because ankles and toes are pretty tricky to navigate round so it helps in getting enough contact for the plaster to stick. They are see through on the whole, but don't be misled in thinking you can wear them with strappy sandals and you won't see the plaster. You can tell that one is on and the middle area of the plaster, the more spongy bit is a little more opaque.
They are much thicker than any other regular plasters and extremely sticky, once you have taken the sticky back plastic paper off. I have been swimming, had baths and showers and still flinched when I had to take the plaster off! Each plaster is around 42mm x 68mm in size so you are getting a fair bit of plaster for your money.
The plasters have a thicker sponge layer in the middle designed to cushion your blister. Compeed This has a special 'Hydro Cure' system which mean that they can absorb moisture from your own skin to help form a protective coating around it. They also allow the blister to breathe so that it starts to heal. As a quick summary, the plaster acts as a layer of skin, protects the damaged area and allows the new skin to grow and heal in a safe cushioned environment.
The plasters are really good and give relief to tired poorly feet. It's a shame they are so expensive though! They are easy to apply, as long as the designated area is dry and clean, the plaster is easy to stick in. Care does need to be taken though to make sure that the thicker part of the plaster is in contact with the blistered area. It is quite unusual to stick something sticky on top of a broken skin, usually plasters have a non sticky bit to be in contact with the damaged skin. These plasters work differently as they are designed to stay in place until the foot is well on the way to recovery and you should let the plaster come off naturally with time, giving the blister a long time undercover to heal.
Once the plaster was on, I was able to wear shoes (a different pair) that had previously been impossible to wear as they put pressure on the blister. This is great as it stops the blister getting caught and perhaps getting infected.
I'd recommend the plasters to anyone suffering from this problem, they are effective and really good quality, which you are definitely paying for.
Summary: Great to have in the first aid box..just in case!