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  • Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

    Yesterday I decided to wear a pair of shoes that weren't flip flops just for variety (and fashion) sake. :blush: Now I have two big blisters on each of my little toes. DH and I have always had a debate on this. Do you pop them or do you leave them alone? He thinks I should pop them, but I think I read somewhere that the blister is protecting the skin underneath, so you should leave it alone. What do you think?


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    Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

    Pop them. I always do.
    -Osky

    Originally posted by sleepyjeff
    Before we totally disregard extremism; lets remember the lesson of the 3 little pigs.

    The moderate pig lost his house to the wolf too
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      Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

      Not to be rude...but that is just gross....

      Then again we do have threads dedicated to the worst bodily functions oh well.

      My fault I clicked on it.....just had to say that.

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        Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

        I leave them for a couple of days just so the skin underneath is not so tendure. Then I start a small hole for the blister to drain and it sounds gross but isn't the dead skin is there to protect the skin underneath. I just keep the area clean. In a few days the skin sloughs off. I know my Mom always told leave the blisters because you can cause infection, but, I never listened, and BTW not ever had a problem with infection from removing the blister.


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          Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

          Originally posted by clara View Post
          Not to be rude...but that is just gross....
          To be fair, I said pop them, not pop them and suck the juice out.
          -Osky

          Originally posted by sleepyjeff
          Before we totally disregard extremism; lets remember the lesson of the 3 little pigs.

          The moderate pig lost his house to the wolf too
          .-- .. .-.. .-.. / .- -. -.-- --- -. . / -... --- - .... . .-. / - --- / - .-. .- -. ... .-.. .- - . / - .... .. ... ..--..

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            Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

            Originally posted by RPerez3 View Post
            I leave them for a couple of days just so the skin underneath is not so tendure. Then I start a small hole for the blister to drain and it sounds gross but isn't the dead skin is there to protect the skin underneath. I just keep the area clean. In a few days the skin sloughs off. I know my Mom always told leave the blisters because you can cause infection, but, I never listened, and BTW not ever had a problem with infection from removing the blister.
            This is my answer as well, drain it and put a Band-Aid on top. Keep it clean and let nature take care of the rest.
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              Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

              They gross me out big time so I just put a band aid on and it usually yell "ewwww" once it pops :blush: Yeah, color me lame



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                Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

                I always pop them but I make a hole next to the blister and get to it from underneath. That way the blistered skin is still intact. After thoroughly cleaning the area a second time I then then I cover it up with a bandaid or use moleskin.
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                • #9
                  Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

                  Technically, you're supposed to leave them intact because the blister is now protecting the spot against further irritation. I used to pop them when I was a kid because they'd bug me, but now I try to leave them alone. (I've never had a problem with infection, either - but if you're worried, I guess you could use rubbing alcohol, Bactine or hydrogen peroxide).

                  If something happens and I have exposed healing skin, I really like these bandages by Band-Aid. They act like an artificial blister, cushioning the area and preventing it from drying out and scabbing.
                  She did it!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

                    Yep, I'm a popper!

                    But I don't tear off the popped portion until it dries up a bit. I put hydrogen peroxide on it regularly as well as neosporin and a band-aid.

                    I feel that a little more severe pain up front with quick relief is better than a constant pain for a longer time.

                    Good luck!

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                      Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

                      Thanks everyone!

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                        Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

                        Originally posted by Osky View Post
                        To be fair, I said pop them, not pop them and suck the juice out.
                        :lmao: Oh and I say leave them alone,bandage them and do not look........


















                        no I said do not look!!!

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                          Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

                          If I get them, I leave them be. I cover them with a band-aid (or 2) and let them heal on their own.

                          I remember one time in high school, I got a BIG one on my heel and my best friend named it "Squishy". :blink: :lol:

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                          • #14
                            Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

                            Ew!!

                            I just leave them alone.

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                              Re: Blisters: Pop 'em or leave 'em?

                              Originally posted by Spidergrrrl View Post
                              If something happens and I have exposed healing skin, I really like these bandages by Band-Aid. They act like an artificial blister, cushioning the area and preventing it from drying out and scabbing.
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