Blisters. Pop or don't pop?

United States
August 23, 2012 9:42pm CST
This morning I had to walk a very long way including on the same street where a rapist and molesters are said to live . Well, I made it in one piece despite my feet trying to give from under me several times. My award for making such a grand journey? Some shiny new blisters! Okay so I'm confused because I am hearing that if you pop them they will be infect, but others are saying if you don't pop them they will be infected. What do you think and how do you pop a blister?
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5 responses
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
24 Aug 12
I too in this dilemma before. To pop it or not. I normally used a clean 'safety pin' or a clean 'needle' to pop it. However, it will be blister again but less 'water' in it. However, I remembered reading an article that said we should NOT pop it as the 'water' in the blister actually protect us from infection. Moreover if we do not pop it, it will heal even faster and less scar. I think it is true as I tried both ways before. I need to be patient because I have the tendency and it is tempting to pop it.
@ahdorg (32)
• Bhutan
24 Aug 12
In my opinion keeping blister without popping it to heel by itself is a good idea. I have tried this method before. In my case it got popped itself after sometime. The feeling was much better when it got popped itself. cheers
• United States
24 Aug 12
. I'm not very tempted to pop it myself unless its really necessary. My feet are already painful enough. Thank you Iriene88 and ahdorg for your advice.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
25 Aug 12
I would say do not pop. I've popped a blister before and it got extremely sore afterwards and stung all the time, I don't think it helped the situation in any shape or form.
• United States
1 Feb 13
That's the method I decided to go with after all. No popping. I think that protective layer of skin not being there would really cause a lot of irritation. Best to leave it be.
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
24 Aug 12
I have blisters like every now and then because I am fond of those fancy sandals that look so good and comfy and turn out to be real killers. I usually just let them heal on its own without popping them. Less painful that way.
• United States
24 Aug 12
Thank you, Raine38. I can't remember the last time I had blisters before this I bought these cute little ankle boots however, so I'm sure there will be more to come.
• United States
24 Aug 12
I don't like to pop them at all. I had a few and I let them pop on it's own.
• United States
24 Aug 12
I'm kind of scared to pop them, but was also afraid not to. I'm thinking I will also let them do their own thing.
@Fishmomma (11443)
• United States
24 Aug 12
I have been told not to pop them, so they will heal faster. In my youth, I would pop them, but at my age now not a chance, as I don't mend quickly anymore. Hope the blisters heal quickly.
• United States
24 Aug 12
Thank you, Fishmomma.