What are blisters?
Blisters are painful fluid filled lesions that can develop in response to pressure and friction. They develop over a site of repeated rubbing usually because of badly fitting shoes or if the foot is misshapen by clawing of the toes or a bunion for example. Blisters develop very quickly and can take several days to heal. If a blister breaks open it can become infected and extremely painful.
How to treat blisters?
Should a blister form, action should be taken to minimise complications. It Is important to avoid wearing anything that rubs the skin and apply a pressure relieving pad, such as the LIVSANE blister plaster. Applying this can help prevent further progression of the blister as the cushioning layer forms a barrier against friction. The patch contains hydrocolloid technology which creates an optimum environment for wound healing while instantly reducing pain. It also helps protect the wound from harmful bacteria & dirt. The patch should not be removed too soon; wait until it starts to lift at the edges and then it can gently and easily be peeled off in the bath. Do not deliberately burst the blister, but if it does open clean it with mild soapy water, soak it in a salt water footbath for 10 minutes and cover with a protective pad such as the LIVSANE blister plaster.
How to prevent blisters?
If you know that you are prone to blisters, you should protect the susceptible areas before they develop. To help eliminate friction wear 2 pairs of thin socks when you exercise and protect the susceptible skin with products such as the LIVSANE blister patch, especially if you have an occasion planned when new shoes are necessary.
How often should I change my plaster?
Usually, it is recommended to change standard first aid dressings daily due to hygienic reasons. Some advanced plasters such as the Hydrocolloid Blister Plasters that provide moist wound healing conditions are recommended to be left in place for up to two days or more in order not to interrupt the healing process.