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

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?

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

Try out the new superior Elastoplast Blister Plaster for yourself! The Hydrocolloid Active-Gel Cushion protects the affected area and relieves the pain instantly. The Active-Gel Cushion is based on the principle of moist healing. The technology inside the cushion uses superabsorbers 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.

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

Relieve pain and help smaller blisters heal faster with Elastoplast Blister Plaster Small. These plasters are ideal for use on toes. 

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

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Tips to prevent a blister from forming

Woman feet without blisters
  1. Regularly apply a foot cream such as Elastoplast 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. 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.

  3. Working out or running? Wear special socks with reinforced toes or heels and which don’t have seams.
  4. When going on city trips or for longer walks, be prepared by taking Elastoplast Blister Plaster with you in your handbag.  The most convenient way is to take the new Elastoplast Pocket Pack which comes in two sizes, filled with either five large plasters for heels or six small ones for toes. Extra strong adhesion of the Blister Plasters 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 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.