The first thing you’ll need to do is to identify which stage your blister is at. Take a close look at your blister roof. Is it intact, torn or deroofed?
If it is intact: In order to prevent further damage, you will need to reduce friction or rubbing on the blister. Gently clean the area and apply a plaster. It is recommended to apply specialist blister plaster (see diagram) as opposed to regular plasters. They will do a better job of protecting your blister because they securely seal the edge of the plaster to the skin which helps prevent painful rubbing. You will need to choose the right size of plasters and depending where your blister is located (toe, heel etc) you can also choose specially shaped plasters. Specialist blister plasters such as COMPEED®’s hydrocolloid gel-based plasters will provide better cushioning and thus, in addition to provide pain relief will effectively isolate, the blister from the source of friction.