Do not use COMPEED® products on pregnant or breastfeeding women without consulting with your doctor/pharmacist (no clinical data available on this population).
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.
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.
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.
Blisters develop as a result of repeated friction and rubbing, often from tight or ill-fitting shoes.
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.
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.
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.
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All of our patches except corn active do not contain any active ingredient. Corn active contains salicylic acid that helps to soften the corn.
No, Compeed® plasters can be used by anyone who is able to understand the instructions for use. There is no upper age limit.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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®.
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.
Yes, it indicates that the Compeed plaster is doing ist job and helping to promote healing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, the patch protects and cushions from rubbing to relieve blister pain instantly
A Compeed® Blister plaster can stay in place for several days though individual experience might vary.
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.
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.
Calluses are patches of hardened yellow skin, most often found on the heel or the ball of the foot or on the palm of the hand. Calluses are generally larger than corns and less well defined.
Start by relieving and moisturising the callused skin. Try COMPEED® Callus Plasters to cushion against pressure, moisturise and provide instant pain relief.
Repeated rubbing, pressure and weight cause calluses, as is the case when wearing high heels which shifts the full body weight onto the ball of the foot.
To prevent a callus from forming, try moisturising with a foot cream and exfoliating; this can remove old skin cells before they harden.
It is also a good idea to protect your feet against rubbing and friction, especially if you’re going to wear heels that put extra weight on the ball of your foot.
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.
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.
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.
Bunions are hard lumps on the big toe joint. They can be incredibly painful.