How to treat friction blisters
Did you know that there are different kinds of blisters you can get? And that the way you treat them depends on the kind of blister you have? True story.
Here are the four main categories blisters fall into:
- Friction blisters, which are caused by, you guessed it, friction and rubbing (think: new shoes).
- Heat blisters, which can pop up when you’ve burnt yourself on, say, a hot stove, a flame, or even from the sun.
- Blood blisters, which are caused when your skin is pinched and blood vessels are broken, but the surface of your skin isn’t.
- Blisters caused by allergic reactions or disease.
See? They’re all caused by different things and therefore all need to be treated in different ways. And since friction blisters are probably the most common in women (see above point about new shoes), we thought that now – just as the high-heel-wearing season is about to begin – was the perfect time to share some tips on how to treat a friction blister.
HOW TO TREAT A FRICTION BLISTER
Step one: purchase a Coverplast Blister Patch pack.
Step two: put said pack in your handbag before you head out the door in your new high heels.
Step three: apply a Blister Patch on to your heel or toe the moment you feel your shoes start rubbing your skin raw. (If you’ve already developed a blister, don’t worry; you can still apply the Patch over the top to protect it from rubbing further.)
Step four: Enjoy a pain-free night!
Coverplast Blister Patches contain a nifty little thing called hydrocolloid technology, which provides the best possible environment to help quickly heal a blister while still allowing your skin to breathe. Oh, and they also help cushion and protect your blister, so you won’t feel any further pain or pressure as the blister patch does it’s work to treat the area.
Do you often suffer from friction blisters? Do you ever carry something in your purse in case a blister pops up?