Common questions about blisters and bunions? Find answers you are seeking from our experts here.
Blisters are skin injuries and as such are exposed to infections. It is therefore recommended to keep a blister under its roof (the outermost layer of skin). Don’t try to deroof it, or you will create an entryway for infections. If the blister is already deroofed due to constant rubbing, clean thoroughly and then apply an protective plaster such as Compeed® blister plaster to cushion and protect the open blister from the outside.
Blister fluid encourages new growth and regeneration of the underlying skin. It is therefore not recommended to drain a blister. The best way for a blister to heal fast is to keep it intact under a protective moist environment. Compeed® Blister plasters provide this kind of optimal healing environment while relieving pain and pressure.
Bunions can only be completely reversed surgically. Nevertheless, surgery is rarely needed. Surgery is necessary if an underlying foot deformity is causing the bunion. In most cases, by taking care of your bunion you can slow down its progression or even stop it.
You should not pop a blister, if at all possible. The blister roof constitutes a protective layer against infections and keep the blister fluid in place to allow for faster regeneration of the skin. Using Compeed® Blister plasters will help you protect the blister while relieving pain and pressure as well as eliminating friction for a faster healing.
Heel blisters can be treated as any other friction blisters. The Compeed® Blister products range offers specific solutions for heel blisters depending on the cause. If they are due to high heels, use a product as discreet as possible in order to keep wearing your heels. If they are very painful, you can use a specific product providing extra cushioning and adherence to stay in place long enough to allow for the blister to heal.
The best course of action is to protect the blister in order to keep it from tearing and allow the skin under it to heal on its own. Eliminating or reducing the source of friction is necessary for a blister to heal properly. Using a Compeed® Blister plaster will help you by relieving pain instantly, providing deep cushioning, reducing pressure and creating a moist environment, thus optimizing the time for the blister to heal under this protective second skin.