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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 a protective cushion such as Compeed® Advanced Blister Care 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 cushions provide this kind of optimal healing environment while relieving pain and pressure.
You should never pop a blister, if possible. The blister roof constitutes a protective layer against infections and keeps the blister fluid in place to allow for regeneration of the skin. Using Compeed® Blister cushions will help you protect the blister while relieving pain and pressure as well as eliminating friction for a faster healing.
As with other types of corns, you will need to address corns on toes by taking care of what’s causing them. Check your footwear for points of friction and change socks if needed. Corns should disappear on their own in a few weeks.
Remove the source of friction or pressure. Compeed® Corn cushions will do that for you by providing an extra cushion and thus relieving the pressure. In addition, Compeed® Corn will provide a moist environment allowing for the corn to soften and to help remove it.
Corn is a common foot problem characterized by a rough patch of skin in areas subjected to friction and/or pressure (top of the toes, heel, between the toes, etc). Corns can be of two kinds: soft corns and hard corns. Soft corns are often found between the toes, while hard corns usually appear on hard, dry and flat areas of skin. Corns are characterized by a conical shape with a broad top and a pointy bottom. Corns are not dangerous, but can cause discomfort or pain, due to the irritation or inflammation caused by the pressure on the underlying skin.
Heel blisters can be treated as any other friction blisters. The Compeed® Advanced Blister Care cushions offer 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 Sports 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® Advance Blister Care cushion 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.