Two painful blisters, suggestions?

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  1. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    I just got back from a camping trip and have two HUGE blisters (one on the inside of each big toe). Anyone have any ideas what one is supposed to do with blisters? Should I pop them, drain the fluid, and then cut all the dead skin away and let it dry out? Or should I just leave them untouched? They hurt like a needle in the eye and I'm curious to know if anyone knows what you're supposed to do with blisters.
     
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    Put Bacitracin or Neo-Sporin ointment on it, then put a band-aid on it. Popping it puts you at risk for infection.

    Hooray for my Health Academy training.
     
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    If you can avoid popping them, that's probably the best. They will eventually dry out and form a thick covering over the new skin, with no risk of infection since you didn't pop them.

    At least, that's what I try to do when I get one. If you do have to pop them, don't let them get infected. I always leave the skin on them when they pop, so there's no open wound.

    P.S. GROSS.
     
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    It's not gross, I'm just comfortable with myself. :p 
     
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    MegaMoonMan is on it. If it's too painful to walk on, go ahead and use a needle on the side and drain it, but keep the dead skin. It'll help prevent infection. Topical antibiotics like Neosporin are useful if you drain it (especially around the hole), but you don't need them if you leave the skin on.
     
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    Dude, popping those bastards will only make them hurt 10x worse, not to mention the infection risks mentioned by others. Just put some antibiotic ointment over them, cover with a soft bandage, and let them run their course.
     
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    Make sure to put some cotton or a bandage over them so they don't rub against other skin.
     
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    Pop them, clean them up with soap and Neosporin. Wrap them up with bandages and medical tape so it wont rip your skin. We used to hike all the time and this would happen, this method will work.
     
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    What I do is use a sewing needle to pop them and drain them, which leaves the dead skin as a protective coating rather than expose the sensitive new area.
     
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    Remove your foot at the knee. No more blister!
     
  12. CdnShockwave

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    You asked for it...

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    As you can see, I've butchered these things, put some polysporin on them, and hoping they'll dry out. You should have seen how much fluid came out... although you probably wouldn't have wanted to.


    Here are some pix of the trip.
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    We camped about ten feet from the edge of that cliff
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    Had to climb up this to get away from the 30 foot tide coming in (Bay of Fundy, tides seriously get that big!
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    A ridiculously retarded pic of me after not having showered for five days.
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    Awesome.
    But I think that you should wrap it gauze pads with some antiseptic ointment to avoid infection.
    I heard that if you collect the fluids of blisters into a sealed jar and put in a non sunny place, you get jam after 3 weeks. :ev: 
     
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    Anytime I get a blister I just squeeze it and wrap a paper towel around it till it's done draining. After reading all this, I'm lucky to still have a foot.
     
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    i usually get blisters when i have to put on my combat boots that havent been worn in months...thats when i put on "Moleskin"

    works wonders, makes it feel so much better.

    like right now, i got two small blisters, on the outside of the big toe. got it from running (or more like speed-walking) on the threadmill. placed the moleskin right before work and it feels ok now (my work has me walking a lot)
     
  16. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Didn't CdnShockwave also post pics of his bloody nipples from running?

    Or was that someone else?



    Either way, there's been some sick shit here lately.
     
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    That's what I do, but I also pass the needle over a flame to steralise it first.

    That was someone else
     
  18. Drake

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    That toe pic is almost as bad as when Phil Magera had his toenail ripped off. :puke: 
     
  19. Dark_Convoy

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    Yeah, I always popped blisters then put neosporin and a bandage on them.
     
  20. CdnShockwave

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    Nope, that was someone else. I have yet to have a bloody nipple experience.
     

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