Drain blisters?

LJKennedy

Clanker
Just a quick one, as the title suggest should you drain blisters? Thanks

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syledis

Guest
cut open with knife, fill with iodine , film it and put link on here
 

LJKennedy

Clanker
That's really a decision for a medic and done under sterile conditions. It also depends where the blisters are.
It's nothing major just on the inside of the foot due to training, never normally get them so needed some expert advice, and what is tinc-benz if you may be so kind?

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jarrod248

LE
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It's nothing major just on the inside of the foot due to training, never normally get them so needed some expert advice, and if you may what is tinc-benz?

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See your GP or practice nurse.
 
Ideally all blisters should be left alone as opening them/popping them just allows infection in. The only time I drained a blister was in Belize when a ginger lad decided to go swimming with no sun cream on. He walked into the med centre hours later sporting the biggest pus filled blister I have ever seen on his upper arm. We drained and dressed it and kept it from the Doc, otherwise he would have been charged for a self inflicted wound - tit!! So unless it's a few inches in diameter, leave it.
 
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cloudbuster

Guest
Thread a needle and run it through the blister, snip the thread off and leave it as a drain.
 

LJKennedy

Clanker
Ideally all blisters should be left alone as opening them/popping them just allows infection in. The only time I drained a blister was in Belize when a ginger lad decided to go swimming with no sun cream on. He walked into the med centre hours later sporting the biggest pus filled blister I have ever seen on his upper arm. We drained and dressed it and kept it from the Doc, otherwise he would have been charged for a self inflicted wound - tit!! So unless it's a few inches in diameter, leave it.
Yeah it's about two inches so I'll just leave it be, I want get back training as soon as possible and don't really want to risk infection and missing longer than necessary

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Deleted 20555

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Needle, syringe, tincture of methiolate - when the screaming dies down wide extra sticky tape and dressing for padding - two pairs of socks.
 
If its a big one and its stopping you train (ie its on your foot) then get a nurse to drain it. I had one go bad and the infection tracked up to my ankle preventing me from walking.
 
Man up and use the needle and thread method. I've done it loads of times and my foot hasn't dropped off yet.

Obviously you have to sterilise the needle by holding it in the flame of a butane lighter first. Like what real surgeons do.
 
Thread a needle and run it through the blister, snip the thread off and leave it as a drain.
Spot on

Leave the small ones alone. Use thread on anything larger than your thumb print.

Make sure the needle is clean - boil or medi-wipe it

Larger blisters need to be checked because the fluid can track under good skin and make the problem worse

Any open blisters keep clean and dry and covered. Clean them twice a day and use baby powder to keep the rest of your foot dry whilst training
 
Thread a needle and run it through the blister, snip the thread off and leave it as a drain.
This is the best answer, it works a treat. The cotton stops the skin from sealing over.

DON NOT take the skin off, it protects the under lying new flesh.

If you running/tabbing wear 2 pairs of socks. A thin sports pair against your skin, a thicker issue pair on the outer. The socks will rub against each other and not your delicate skin.
 

grey_man_2

Old-Salt
I've always been told - if it's going to pop through wear/work, then pop it and cover it up. Try some of the dodgy solutions by all means.

If it's not going to pop accidentally, then leave it and it'll callous over.
 
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