Is it ok to pop a blister?

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    Especially, if it is large and painful (pinky toe)? Share any personal experience. I want to know.
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    where is the blister?
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    (Original post by KnowledgeIsBest)
    where is the blister?
    Pinky toe on the right foot.
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    It's best to let heal by itself
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    I've always bitten them open and then put a plaster on them. A moment of savagery, followed by a return to civilised behaviour.
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    (Original post by Saba XD)
    Especially, if it is large and painful (pinky toe)? Share any personal experience. I want to know.
    It's best to put a blister plaster on it and let it heal by itself. If it's particularly bothersome you can see a pharmacist about it to see what they advise.

    Some people do pop blisters and it works for them, but I wouldn't advise it as it can lead to a risk of infections and stuff. It's generally best not to interfere with your body's natural healing process, especially by breaking skin.
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    I always pop blisters. They feel better after. *

    Get a needle and sterilise via flame (e.g. a lighter or match) and then force it through the skin of a blister. This is easy you won't even feel it. The challenge is making sure you don't poke it too far rather than just breaking the blister. Let it drain (might require squeezing) and viola. It shouldn't even hurt after.

    I'll put a plaster on if I did it right before bed so it won't rub on the sheets. Otherwise I just leave it to air out - so no socks!
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    The best thing to do is simple:

    - Pierce Blister and drain liquid.
    - Cut excess skin off with scissors
    - To help heal pour vinegar and a little salt.
    - If it stings add more vinegar, and repeat until it stops stinging.
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    Auntie Foo Foo's Guide to Housewifery:

    1) Lance
    2) Squeeze gently
    3) Dab dry with cottons
    4) Apply ointment or talc
 
 
 
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