Life is better without painful blisters:
How to get rid of them fast - Learn about healing blisters faster, immediate pain relief and advanced bandage technology.

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Of course it’s fantastic to enjoy the outdoors on a nice long hike, to spend an entire day shopping or to dance the whole night through – but sometimes a painful blister can spoil all the fun. Here, we’ll tell you what you can do in order to keep going.


What exactly is a blister?

A blister is an area of raised skin with a watery liquid inside. Blisters form on hands and feet from rubbing and pressure. You can develop blisters on your feet from wearing uncomfortable or ill-fitting shoes for just a few hours.

What is a blister?

Blisters can form from continuous pressure or rubbing.
The outer membrane of a blister forms to protect the wound.

Continuous pressure or rubbing will eventually lead to the separation of the epidermis (the outer skin layer) from its lower skin layers, and a blister containing tissue fluid will form. This fluid is supposed to cushion the wound and protect it from further pressure. So actually, the blister is a clever self-protective measure created by your body.

"An open blister
can easily
become infected."

The blister’s outer membrane is what successfully protects the wound from further pressure or from dirt or bacteria entering. Unfortunately, a blister is painful and can burst if exposed to more pressure and friction, leaving an open wound that is extremely painful and can easily become infected.


Discover advanced blister bandage technology! Try out the new Elastoplast Blister bandage for yourself! The Hydrocolloid Active-Gel Cushion protects the affected area and relieves the pain immediately. The Active-Gel Cushion is based on the principle of moist healing. The technology inside the cushion uses super-absorbers designed to absorb blister fluid and allow a cushioning layer of gel to form over the wound, creating the ideal conditions for healing. Cell growth and cell migration take place, optimizing the formation of new tissue.



The bandage also protects against pressure, prevents additional friction and protects the skin from dirt or bacteria that could otherwise enter the wound.


Thanks to the Elastoplast Adhesion Technology the bandage securely stays in place for 48 hours. It is extremely waterproof and sweat-proof. The new, easy-to-use application system ensures that you can apply the bandage quickly and wrinkle-free – ideal for when you’re on the go.

Dr. Kuhlmann’s Expert Tips – Help your blisters heal faster

Dr. Maike Kuhlmann, Research & Development, Beiersdorf AG

Even a tiny blister can be painful and slow you down. Dr Maike Kuhlmann, expert in the Elastoplast laboratory, offers these recommendations for helping blisters heal faster – so you can get on with your life.

  • “Self-surgery” is not recommended. For example, don’t puncture the blister and don’t remove any outer layers of skin, because this can cause infection
  • Existing blisters should be disinfected
  • Make sure your skin is clean and dry before applying the blister bandage
  • Attach the bandage without wrinkles and press firmly
  • Don’t change the bandage until it falls off


When you want to prevent blisters from forming or help the ones you have heal faster, consider these superior products from Elastoplast.


Immediately reduce pain from larger blisters, on your heels for example, and help them heal faster with Elastoplast Blister bandage.


Tips to prevent a blister from forming


Regularly apply a foot cream for a more supple and hydrated skin on your feet, therefore more resistant to developing blisters.


Wear comfortable shoes that fit correctly. Especially if you know you’ll be walking a lot, dancing all night or being very active in general – the right choice of shoe can help prevent future pain. Buy shoes later in the day as your feet will expand during the day. Break in new shoes before you take them on a long shopping tour or sightseeing on a weekend trip.

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Working out or running? Wear special socks with reinforced toes or heels and which don’t have seams.


When going on city trips or for longer walks, be prepared by taking Elastoplast Blister Bandage with you in your handbag. Extra strong adhesion of the Blister Bandages will protect and cushion your blister, let it heal and make sure your feet stay safe from further friction – so that you can keep on walking!

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For further information regarding Elastoplast products, please contact us via email on Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. “Carefully read the instructions for use indicated on the product”. Consult a health professional if our tips won‘t help or in case you have or suspect a medical condition.