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Plaster's that kiss your blisters better!
Compeed Blister Plasters
Member Name: tinxabellie
Compeed Blister Plasters
Advantages: They really do work!
Disadvantages: Can move when on very active parts of the foot.
Compeed Blister Plasters: surely this is just another product on the market cashing in on peoples discomfort while actually making no difference whatsoever? That is just what I thought before I used these. I would see them in the shops and think 'I bet they are no better than a regular plaster'. My friend was the person to prove me wrong
After getting a blister from a new pair of shoes, my friend insisted on me using one of Compeed's blister plasters because he could see how much pain I was in. I thought it was worth a try and I have never looked back since.
The packaging of this product is in a green/turquoise box with a picture of a foot wearing a blister plaster. Underneath it says 'Compeed' clearly so one cannot mix it up with another product in the medicine cabinet (which is where I keep mine). The box just pops by bending down the flap. Those who have weak fingers may find this difficult but for most people, it is fine. Inside, you will find that each pack contains five medium sized blister plasters which in my opinion are quite sizable and will cover most sized blisters. They are clear but get yellower and thicker towards middle which I am assuming is where the medicated stuff is. The application of these plasters is simple. Just peel off the back and stick over the blister. Compeed have made this easier for their consumers as they have separated one edge which helps one avoid the tedious moment of trying to separate the sticky part from the plastic.
However the most important question is 'Do these blister plasters really work?' Yes they do. I would go as far as to say they are a miracle cure for painful, blistered feet. For the backs of the heels, these are perfect. Compeed have devised these plasters to be as discrete as possible and tend to be noticeable on the foot (unless it becomes tacky and dirt starts to slip under the plaster). These have been a must for my friends and I for a night out with new shoes (heels in particular).
On the other hand these are not particularly great for blisters on the balls of the feet. The problem is mainly that the plasters slip away from the affected area since it is an active part of the foot. However, I have used these blister plasters to ease pain on a blood blister just underneath my toes but cut slits into the plaster to fit around my toes (although on the packet recommend you should not). This worked perfectly and did stay put. I would therefore recommend that anyone considering using Compeed Blister Plaster's on the ball of the foot to only do so if they pan on making incisions in the product to put in between ones toes.
So would I recommend these plasters to others? I would most definitely. These blister plasters truly are a life saver for blister-clad feet. Although this product is not ideal for the balls of the feet, the plasters really do sooth feet from painful blister. These are a must buy for any medicine cabinet/first aid kit.
Summary: The remedy for painful blisters.
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