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Frequently Asked Questions

01

Blister

1. General

What is the shelf life on the plasters?

The Shelf-life is specific to the type of plasters used:
Blister Medium(x1,x2,x5,x10) , Blister underfoot/sports underfoot, Blister extreme/sports heel, Blsiter small, blister on toes, blister mix- 36 months shelf life after manufacture
cold sore patch:36 months shelf life after manufacture
Foot Care Corn, Corn Between Toes, Bunion, Callous and Callous Large plasters have 48months shelf-life after manufacture.

How can I prevent blisters?

If you’re wearing shoes that make you more prone to blisters, protect your feet from rubbing and friction with COMPEED® Blister Plasters. You can also prevent blisters by wearing two pairs of thin socks when exercising.

How to Treat Blisters?

Blisters can take several days to heal. Treatments focus on protecting the blister from further friction. Apply a COMPEED® plaster to prevent further blistering and provide instant pain relief.

What causes blisters?

Blisters develop as a result of repeated friction and rubbing, often from tight or ill-fitting shoes.

What is a blister?

Blisters are fluid filled lesions that develop in response to repeated friction on the skin. Open blisters can be very painful and take days to heal.

Can Compeed products be used by pregnant women?

Compeed® Blister & Cold Sore plasters may be used by pregnant women. As always in this situation, if the women is any way unsure, she should consult her physician.
The Compeed® Active Corn plaster contains salicylic acid as an active ingredient, the product should only be used by pregnant women after consultation with their doctor.

Can Compeed plasters be used by consumers who have suffered a stroke or have similar circulatory problems?

There is no reason why Compeed should not be used by consumers who have suffered a stroke or who have similar conditions. However, if there is any doubt owing to teh severity of the condition, we recommend that the consumer consult their physician.

Are the plasters okay for diabetics?

No, Diabetes is a contraindication.
Diabetes can lead to problems of the circulation and to nerve damage, which can in turn lead to ulceration of the extremities or poor healing of wounds. Because of this it is sensible for diabetics to take special care when treating themselves for similar situations. We thus advise diabetics not to use Compeed plasters unless they have consulted a physician.

Where is the Batch Code on Product/Package?

Printed on the back label of the plastic box.

Does Compeed plasters contain any active ingredient?

All of our patches except corn active do not contain any active ingredient. Corn active contains salicylic acid that helps to soften the corn.

Is there any age limit to using Compeed® plasters?

No, Compeed® plasters can be used by anyone who is able to understand the instructions for use. There is no upper age limit.

2. Usage

Are these a one use item or can they be reused time and again?

The plaster is intended for single use only. If it falls off too early, you should not attempt to stick it back on but you should use a new Compeed® blister plaster.

Is the Compeed Anti-blister Stick is safe to use with a neoprene wetsuit?

We are aware that lubricant products, eg with vaseline, damage neoprene and should be avoided. The Compeed Anti-Blister Stick does not contain Vaseline or petroleum derived products. It does contain vegetable derived products (mainly hydrogenated vegetable oil and stearyl alcohol). But we do not have any information as to whether they may also damage neoprene.

Is it ok to cut the plaster to size?

The Compeed blister patches must not be cut because this would reduce the adhesion of the patches. The shape of the patches is optimized for best adhesion. This shape would be destroyed by shaping. Other patches are available in different sizes including COMPEED® Blister Medium (for heels), COMPEED® Blister Small (for sides of the foot) and COMPEED® Blister on Toes (for toe blisters).

How long do you leave compeed blister plasters on for?

The plaster should stay firmly in place for several days allowing your skin to rapidly repair itself. Please do not attempt to remove the plaster until it starts peeling off at the edges.

What should I do if the plaster falls off too early? Is it ok to stick it back?

The plaster is intended for single use only. If it falls off too early, you should not attempt to stick it back on but you should use a new Compeed® blister plaster

Should I puncture my blister before putting on the Compeed patch?

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 COMPEED®.

When should the patch be applied?

The patch should be used at the first sign of rubbing to help prevent blisters and on existing blisters to relieve pain and accelerate healing.

Is a white bubble normal on my blister?

Yes, it indicates that the Compeed plaster is doing ist job and helping to promote healing.

3. Indications / Contraindications

Can a blood blister be treated with Compeed?

A blood-blister is a type of blister in which a blood vessel has been broken beneath the skin’s surface. As such, it can be treated as any other blister by using a Compeed plaster. We do, however, recommend that careful attention is paid to the healing process of the blister and, if any doubt occurs, that a physician be consulted.

My blister is so large that the biggest Compeed plaster is not big enough

We recommend, for an open blister which is so large that it is not covered by a Compeed plaster, that a physician be consulted for the optimal treatment.

Can I use Compeed Plaster on cuts?

This is not the intended purpose. A waterproof regular dressing is recommended so that the dressing pad covers the cut and the adhesive is only around the cut.

Are there any contraindication for using plaster during breast feeding?

There is no contra-indication to use during breast feeding though this population has not been studied, as long as intended use is respected and there is no misuse (ie using on the breast callous). The product does not contain active ingredient (except Advanced Corn).

At what temperature should the product be stored?

For best performance, the product should be stored at room temperature (15°C to 25°C). The product can be stored for brief periods above 30°C but below 40°C.

4. Benefits

How can Compeed help my open blister to heal if it prevents the formation of a scab?

Scabbing is a natural wound healing process which protects a wound and prevents entry of dirt and germs. However, a scabbed wound is not ideal from a healing perspective. In fact, moist conditions are more ideal – as long as the entry of germs and dirt can be avoided. This is the environment which a Compeed plaster seeks to achieve, it protects the wound whilst at the same time providing an optimal healing environment.

Does the patch reduce the pain?

Yes, the patch protects and cushions from rubbing to relieve blister pain instantly

How long will Compeed last after being on a foot all day or in varying conditions (weather, heat,types of different shoes) ?

A Compeed® Blister plaster can stay in place for several days though individual experience might vary.

How long does it take for the patch to work?

Once applied the patch can give instant pain and pressure relief. The patch also acts like a second skin to help speed up the healing process.

Are these showerproof/waterproof?

Yes, Compeed plasters are waterproof. Although contact with water and swimming may reduce the adhesion. Water will only enter through the edges of the patch, not through the outer film. If the adhesion is reduced , remove the plaster carefully by slowly stretching along the skin and replace with a new one.

02

Bunion

General

How can I help prevent bunions?

It may be possible to delay the progression of bunions by taking care of your feet. Avoid unnecessary pressure by wearing properly fitting shoes, especially near the joint and toe area. For those occasions that require fabulous shoes, cushion the area to minimize pressure.

What causes bunions?

Inward pressure on the toes can lead to bunions, as the toe points towards the foot and the joint is pushed out. Tight and uncomfortable shoes can also aggravate this condition.

Bunions can also be caused by underlying medical conditions, if in doubt consult your doctor.

How to treat bunions?

Surgery is the only permanent cure for bunions. Fortunately, you can minimize friction and rubbing on the hardened area. COMPEED® Bunion Plasters cushion the skin to prevent further rubbing, providing instant relief from pressure and hardened skin.

What are bunions?

Bunions are hard lumps on the big toe joint. They can be incredibly painful.