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The 4-Step Solution for Treating Blisters


As small as a blister can be, it can create chaos for your feet — and your schedule. For most of us, a blister from time to time is natural. But regardless of how you get a blister, treatment is important to minimize the risk of infection.

How to treat a blister

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If the blister is small and still bubbled, cover it gently with a padded bandage or a hydrocolloid dressing and you’ll be able to continue with all of your usual activities.   

If you’re dealing with the inconvenience of a bubbled blister or open abrasion on your ankle, soles or toes, follow the below steps to keep it clean and get it healed as quickly as possible.

Whether you’ve drained the blister or it’s torn open naturally, follow these steps for care:

  1. Wash your hands for at least 25 seconds with soap and warm water.
  2. If there is a flap of skin or remnants of the skin bubble, avoid tearing it off and, instead, gently smooth it over the blistered area.
  3. Apply a hydrocolloid bandage.
  4. Leave the bandage in place until it starts to detach, then replace. Hydrocolloid bandages may stay in place for multiple days.

With proper treatment and care, you can get right back out there and into the swing of things. Of course, not getting blisters is even better than treating them effectively, so do your best to take precautionary measures.   

If you are experiencing blisters during your daily routine, find advice from COMPEED® on how to deal with blisters from walking and blisters from running.


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