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Life’s better without blisters
Knowledge is power! Learn about blisters and how to get rid of them, so you can get back to enjoying life – fast.


What is a blister?

A blister is an area of raised skin with watery liquid inside. So what causes blisters? They are your body’s clever way of protecting itself from pressure and friction, from, for example a new pair of shoes.

“They are your body's clever way of protecting itself from pressure and friction”

Friction tends to cause the outer layer of skin, the epidermis, to separate from the layers beneath and fluid fills the space. This is an attempt to cushion the wound beneath from further pressure or friction and lock out causes of infection. Unfortunately, blisters can be easily burst by more pressure. And as we know, blisters both intact and deroofed are extremely painful if not treated, and can easily become infected.
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A new pair of shoes often causes pressure and friction
Illustration of Blister with protective "blister roof"
Fluid fills the outer layer of the skin to create a cushion which is fragile to more pressure
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Blister Treatment

When you have a foot blister, you want to relieve the pain and help it to heal, fast. Happily, there is now a blister treatment that does both!

How can I heal a blister?

Hansaplast’s range of blister plasters immediately relieves discomfort, and speeds up the time it takes for your blister to get better, thanks to the Hydrocolloid Technology. This works on the principle of moist healing. Inside the blister plasters there are superabsorbers. These absorb blister fluid and allow a cushioning layer of gel to form over the wound, creating the ideal conditions for healing. This also prevents any further pressure or friction causing pain or damage. Beneath the blister plaster, the healing process can start. Cell growth and cell migration can take place, optimizing the formation of new tissue. Blister plasters come in a range of sizes and make treating blisters on feet fast and stress free!




Illustration of Hansaplast Blister-Plaster and its new superior technology


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

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

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

Even a tiny blister can be painful and slow you down. Dr Maike Kuhlmann, expert in the Hansaplast 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 plaster
  • Attach the plaster without wrinkles and press firmly
  • Don’t change the plaster until it falls off
Dr. Maike Kuhlmann, Research & Development, Beiersdorf AG

To pop or not?

One of the most asked questions when it comes to foot blister treatment regards popping blisters. Everyone wants to know “should I pop my water blister?“. This is an easy one to answer. No – leave it alone. Blisters form for a reason – to protect your skin from further damage and infection. And if it accidently pops? Don’t worry, and leave the remaining skin layer where it is. Apply a blister plaster to protect the wound and provide optimal healing conditions.
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When you’re busy enjoying life, you want to get rid of blisters as soon as possible so you can get back out there! A range of Hansaplast superior foot blister treatments has been created so that whatever the size or position of the blister on your foot, there’s one that’s perfect for you...


Little blisters on your foot can be tricky to treat, particularly blisters on the sides of your toes which can be hard to reach. Hansaplast Blister Plaster Small makes it simple! This pack of six includes a reusable little blue box to go in your bag, so they’re always with you - just in case.


Hansaplast Blister Plaster Large is your go-to blister plaster for painful blisters on heels or anywhere on the foot. This pack of five includes a neat blue refillable box that’s easy to spot – even at the bottom of your bag.

Hansaplast Blister Plaster Large


For times when a really large blister appears, Hansaplast Blister Plaster XL helps you out. This generously sized blister plaster ensures pain is eased immediately and healing can begin. You’ll find five inside this pack.

Hansaplast Blister Plaster XL


You’ll always have the perfect blister plaster to hand with the Hansaplast SOS Mix Pack. It contains a range of plasters from small up to XL, and includes our cut to size Hansaplast Pressure Stop Plaster. With this choice of products, nothing will stop you enjoying the day!

Hansaplast Blister Plaster SOS Mix Pack


Do your bit for the sustainability of the environment and top up your little blue box with Hansaplast Blister Plaster REFILL. This pack of six large blister plasters will have your box refilled and ready to go. So there’s no need to let a blister stop you from doing what you love.

Hansaplast Blister Plaster Refill
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Blister Prevention

Keep these simple tips in mind to prevent blisters from forming in the first place.
  1. Regularly apply a foot cream such as Hansaplast Moisturizing Foot Balm for basic foot care. This will lead to the skin on your feet becoming suppler and hydrated, therefore more resistant to developing blisters.

  2. If you can feel a pressure spot on your foot, be smart about blister prevention and protect the skin before a blister forms. Hansaplast Pressure Stop Plaster can be cut to any size or shape and used to relieve pressure from all kinds of shoes. It can even be used on skin that’s already chaffed or broken.

  3. Wear comfortable shoes that fit you correctly, particularly if you know you’ll be walking, dancing or super active. When shoe shopping, try shoes later in the day, when your feet tend to expand. And if you have a weekend of sightseeing or shopping planned? Make sure new shoes are broken in by wearing them a few times beforehand.

  4. Wet shoes, boots or socks will cause blisters far more quickly than dry ones, so aim to keep your feet as dry as possible. When the weather is against you and that’s just not possible, take action on blister prevention. Protecting pressure spots on the foot can stop a blister before it starts. Hansaplast Pressure Stop Plaster is perfect for this job.

  5. Working out or running? Choosing the right socks can make a big difference if you want to prevent a friction blister. Seamless socks with reinforced heels and toes are ideal for fitness.

  6. If you’re out on a long walk or have a day of fun in the city planned, it’s worth being prepared! Hansaplast Blister Plasters in both Small and Large sizes come complete with a neat blue refillable blister plaster box. Choose from a range of designs. These little boxes are perfect for taking on trips. They make treating blisters on-the-go easy and stress free, so you can make the most of your holiday!
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Hansaplast Blister-Plaster Large, Hansaplast Blister-Plaster Small, Hansaplast Blister Plaster Boxes with different prints

For further information regarding Hansaplast 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 given in our products‘ packages. Consult a health professional if our tips won‘t help or in case you have or suspect a medical condition.

Hiking, dancing, running or shopping can all be causes of blisters on the feet. But that’s not a reason to stop doing those activities! Learn all about the best way to treat blisters and how to prevent them- so you can continue doing what you want to do!

Please note that, although they were compiled with great care, the tips and advice given on this website by no means substitute medical advice and treatment. If you have or suspect a health problem, consult a doctor and follow medical advice, regardless of what you have learned on this website. Always read carefully and follow the instructions for use or the leaflets of our products.
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