3 doctors weighed in:

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

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally no

There are only a few instances where it is advisable for you to pop a blister, especially if of unknown origin.

In brief: Generally no

There are only a few instances where it is advisable for you to pop a blister, especially if of unknown origin.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
Thank
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Leave it

While popping a blister may solve the problem of the blister, you have no increased your chance of getting a skin infection as well as scarring.
If a blister is not going away, see your doctor so that he/she can treat it in a sterile, systematic way to reduce infection & scarring.

In brief: Leave it

While popping a blister may solve the problem of the blister, you have no increased your chance of getting a skin infection as well as scarring.
If a blister is not going away, see your doctor so that he/she can treat it in a sterile, systematic way to reduce infection & scarring.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
497K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors