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I heard that when you get a blister, you should pop it. Is it better to pop it or to leave it?

I heard that when you get a blister, you should pop it. Is it better to pop it or to leave it?

Generally no: There are only a few instances where it is advisable for you to pop a blister, especially if of unknown origin. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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Could someone get gangrene from popping a blister?

Could someone get gangrene from popping a blister?

Yes, but rarely: Gangrene comes from an infection which invades quickly into tissue from a break in the skin or other body defenses. Not all bacteria can do this, but certain soil and gut bacteria can. A blister still has an intact dermal layer beneath the blister which provides some defense. ...Read more

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Can you get gangrene from popping a blister?

Can you get gangrene from popping a blister?

Not likely unless: You have inadequate blood circulation on your feet. But if you have diabetes or other condition that might impair healing, you might develop a serious staph infection. Make sure it is clean and keep it elevated if there is any swelling. If you develop any redness, see a doctor right away. Make sure you are up to date on tetanus immunization. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my feet back to normal after popping a blister?

Rest: Apply vaseline to blister until healed and try to stay off your feet whenever possible so that they can heal. ...Read more

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Why do I get blisters after everytime I drink orange juice? Has never happened in the past. But blisters keep forming and popping inside my mouth 2day

Why do I get blisters after everytime I drink orange juice? Has never happened in the past. But blisters keep forming and popping inside my mouth 2day

Aphthous stomatitis: "Canker" sores become evident when exposed to any acidic material. They were already present. The juice did NOT cause them, only called your attention to them. Common aphthae are common and of unknown cause. If you have significant symptoms, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can i put dry ice on blood blisters forming on my scrotum to get rid of them? I'm getting blood blisters & have been popping them, but they keep coming back. Some dried out & formed skin bumps. Itchy.

Can i put dry ice on blood blisters forming on my scrotum to get rid of them? I'm getting blood blisters & have been popping them, but they keep coming back. Some dried out & formed skin bumps. Itchy.

Here are some ...: Please stop popping them, which may just some senile harmless hemangioma and tend to occur in some men as they age. To verify what they are and how to handle them, seek pro-evaluation and counseling once for all so to ease and benefit life down the road. On the way to see doc, bring the detailed Hx of the concerned symptoms and signs for analysis + exams ... ...Read more

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How to heal a blister without popping?

How to heal a blister without popping?

Leave it alone: A simple blister, that is one that is not in an area that is constantly under pressure, such as on the buttock, will gradually subside in size and begin to heal from within. Popping it, though tempting, is only cosmetic, and if you are in any way immunocompromised puts you at risk of infection. So leave it alone, and if it is sore or red, apply a little topical Bacitracin to keep the skin soft. ...Read more

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How do I know if my blister needs popping?

Most don't: Blisters form as a protection to the raw and injured skin underneath. Most blisters technically do not need popping. Sometimes they will be drained as they are large and painful and impede normal movement of a body part...Even then they are drained so the bliser skin still lies flat on the underneath skin to protect it. They usually "pop" on their own through normal body movement. ...Read more

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