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I will Likely Need Some More of these After the Weekend!
Compeed Blister Plasters
Member Name: Abski2001
Compeed Blister Plasters
Advantages: Relief and protection for blisters
Disadvantages: Very pricey
I buy A LOT of silly high heeled shoes and tend to suffer during and after wearing them. Invariably I end up with the odd blister around my toe and heel areas and as good as plasters are there are more soothing and faster relief products available to buy. These Compeed Blister Plasters are a godsend in my opinion!
The blister patches come in a small green see through plastic box, my packet contained 8 small blister patches in it. The box is really handy as it keeps the patches safe and protected as well as hygienic. It is small enough to fit in a small pocket of your bag and be discreet. The labels (also green/turquoise) have a lovely picture of a foot and the targeted area for blisters. All the product info and instructions are also on the box.
The Blister Plasters
The plasters have a fully adhesive back that you peel off and place directly onto your blister area. The plaster is pretty cushioned and thicker than your average plaster, which I often find are way too thin and flexible on the area of abrasion. The plaster should cover the entire blister in order to protect it from dirt and infections.
Apparently these Compeed Blister Patches contains hydrocolloid technology, which relieves pain as well as speeding up the healing process. I can definitely agree that it relieves the pain, as it creates a thick enough layer to stop your shoes rubbing too much on the blister. As for speeding up the healing process I haven't noticed that my blisters heal any quicker than a normal plaster. However my feet feel a lot more protected with one of these plasters on.
These Compeed Blister Patches have a lot more staying power than regular plasters. They stay on my blister easily for a couple of days, then start to peel around the edges rather than completely falling off into my shoes or socks.
These are not cheap plasters, costing £5.25 from Boots for a pack of 8 small plasters. I only really buy these when they are on offer; however I have notice that Boots do their own versions for half the price that I will probably give a try soon enough.
Summary: A great solution for painful blisters - But at a price!