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FadingStar
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I've never had a water blister before but a lot of people I know have. They all complain of how much they hurt, so I tell them to pop them but they say they hurt like hell to.
I got a water blister today (2 actually) but I dont really want to pop them because of what I've heard, so if anyone has any suggestion of what I could do to make them feel better/go away faster that would be great!
Also, I'm kind of curious as to why they would hurt so much to pop? I cant think of any reason why they would. . .

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Nailo
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I've found that if blisters aren't too big (and the one's I've gotten have been on my feet after a hike) they don't really hurt and it's not worth the trouble to do anything about them. But if you want them to go away faster, unfortunately the easiest way to go about it is to pop them with a needle and squeeze them. Since it's just water in there, the needle doesn't really hurt, I guess that's why you were wondering why it would hurt to pop them. It hurts because you have to squeeze all the liquid out of them. They don't just pop and squirt out all of a sudden! [Smile]

After you squeeze them, they should look like flat bits of white skin. That's fine, just leave them and they'll fall off or go away. If they're on your feet, maybe you should rest a while, or go around in sandals or other shoes that won't bother you too much.

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Thank you! I thought that once you popped them, the water would come out by itself, so I didnt understand what would hurt about it. But I know now that you need to squeeze it, so I understand [Wink]

There on my little toe, and ones so small that I wouldn't bother with it but the others pretty big (bigger than the nail). I went for a walk today with some new shoes so I guess thats what caused it. I guess next time I should put a bandaid on that toe while I wear them so that this dosent happen again. . .would that work?

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It's actually not the best idea to be trying to pop blisters of any kind- popping a blister reveals the skin underneath that is highly suseptable to infection. Blisters DO become infected rather easily, and that hurts a whole heck of a lot more than just leaving them be.

If you can, just put a band-aid or some moleskin over the blister and leave it on its own (this works for prevention of future blisters, too). If it does pop, wash it well with warm water and soap and cover it with a band-aid, then continue cleaning it each day until it heals, like you would with a cut or bad scrape.

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Nailo
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Oooh, I didn't know that, sorry! I don't know, I guess I've been lucky, I've popped a couple of big blisters, put bandaids on them, and nothing's happened! I'll be sure not to do it again [Smile]

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Okay, well they're popped already, but I'll be sure to wash them to make sure it dosen't get infected! I'll be sure not to again, though!

Thanks for all the advice (P.S. It didnt hurt to pop [Smile] )

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my blisters tend to occur and then pop before I notice them.. I have never had an issue with rinsing them off with the hose and continuing. they always occur when I'm working outside with lots of dust and dirt- they don't get bandaided either.


With ones that are really bad (burns usually) I end up having to pop them- have never had a problem washing them with very mild soap and applying neosporin and a bandaid.

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