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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question

Popping a blister can relieve the pain. There is a right way to pop a blister.
According to the article in the link below, this what to do.

The Right Way to "Pop" Blisters

Some doctors say that leaving a blister alone will reduce the risk of secondary infection. Others say that if a blister hurts, you should prick it with a pin to drain the water or blood that builds up under the "roof" of the skin. Draining it, they say, will ease the pain.
Since blisters usually hurt, most folks vote to pop--but often do it wrong and risk infection.[COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important][/COLOR][/COLOR] Here's the proper procedure.
"One of the biggest mistakes people make is to pull off the skin from the top of the blister," says Rodney Basler, M.D., a dermatologist and assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Instead, he suggests a specific procedure that has been proven to be most effective: After pushing the fluid to one end of the "bubble," prick the blister on the side containing the fluid, using a pin that's been sterilized with alcohol, a lighted match or boiling water. The pin should prick the blister horizontally, just above the skin. Dr. Basler suggests doing it three times--when you first see the blister, again 12 hours later and then 12 hours after that.
The buildup of fluid does cause pain, and by removing all the fluid, you reduce the pain. But remember: To avoid infection, always sterilize the needle with a flame, alcohol or boiling water before lancing your blister, says Dr. Basler.


You can read more here.
http://www.mothernature.com/Library/...ooks/48/18.cfm
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Old 10.08.2010, 13:10
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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question

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So, pop or not to pop? I'd make it a vote but..

The pop or not to pop decision will be made at 9:30pm when a photo of post-pop will be made or I post another photo when something interesting happens (likely it will dry up and tear)



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So did you end up popping it? I have one on my toe. Thought of this thread. Not sure if I should.
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Old 10.08.2010, 13:15
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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question

I am sure that my husband treats blisters like that (on tough skin like hands/feet) by threading a piece of thread through, using a sterilised needle and snipping off the ends. I am not sure of the reasoning behind this, but it does seem to make them disappear painlessly and quickly.
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Old 10.08.2010, 13:16
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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question

I did not pop it. It didn't hurt at all.. next day it was the same but by the day later the swelling had gone. I can still see where the blister was but only slight color difference to the rest of the skin.

So.. I leave them now.. but.. chances are that the blister will tear form use. If I expect that will be the case then I will do the hot needle pop to let the liquid out so there is less chance of all the blister tearing off.

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I did not pop it. It didn't hurt at all.. next day it was the same but by the day later the swelling had gone. I can still see where the blister was but only slight color difference to the rest of the skin.

So.. I leave them now.. but.. chances are that the blister will tear form use. If I expect that will be the case then I will do the hot needle pop to let the liquid out so there is less chance of all the blister tearing off.

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I guess I'll have to pop it then problem is.. I'm scared to.
I'm such a wimp.

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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question

Pop pop pop pop pop pop pop
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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question



If I drank I'd first get plastered and then get my husband to do it..but I don't and he's at work and here I sit
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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question

Well.... the door liked the looks of my finger and tried to get a bite.



Pop or not?

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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question

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Well.... the door liked the looks of my finger and tried to get a bite.



Pop or not?

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don't pop. it will pop on its own at some point and it will be very entertaining
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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question

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Well.... the door liked the looks of my finger and tried to get a bite.



Pop or not?

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More like gag or not...
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Old 10.09.2011, 20:22
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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question

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Well.... the door liked the looks of my finger and tried to get a bite.

Pop or not?

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I would most definitely pop that. Looks pressurized, must hurt, will hurt less once drained. Sterilize the pin like Doolittle's post says and pop it.
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Old 10.09.2011, 22:02
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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question

Can't believe I missed the first incarnation of this thread ...

Try this guaranteed method of wart removal - should work for all sorts of blisters too!
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Old 10.09.2011, 22:07
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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question

POPPED! As per great instructions given earlier in thread.

1 minute of pure relief.. followed by some throbbing then minor pain.

I look forward to doing it again tomorrow.. as the blister is nearly filled already and it has only been 10 minutes. Touch typing is a problem, left shift hurts.

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Old 10.09.2011, 22:10
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Re: Pop or not to pop, that is the blistering question


He should of tried bannana skin first. Then perhaps a blackpowder 'flash'burning. But the shotgun certainly removed the issue.

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