Blister relief

January 10, 1999|By Gazette, Colorado Springs

Hikers and skiers have a new piece of armor against the ravages of mangled skin.

Johnson & Johnson has just released Band-Aid blister-relief cushions, designed to prevent hot spots from growing into blisters.

The rubber-like adhesive pads mold to the body. They provide a cushion against rubbing shoes. They are slightly thinner than moleskin, but unlike that old standby, they hold moisture in the skin to speed healing.

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