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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?
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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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
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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
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