How do you deal with blisters? Pop and peel or leave them to heal?

Discussion in 'General Walking Discussions' started by Tribble, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Tribble

    Tribble Regular Member

    Assuming most of you have had at least one blister, if not more, how do you treat them?

    Do you leave them to heal without bursting them? Drain and dress them? Or pop them and peel the skin off?
  2. Rocky

    Rocky Regular Staff Member

    On the sofa
    I usually pop them and cover the area with a Compede plaster. Having said that, if my boots fit and I've prepared well for a walk by doing some longer distance training, I don't usually get blisters.
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  3. Spinney

    Spinney Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Under the edge
    This ^^
    Except that I often get blisters even with well broken in boots.
    The thing to remember with compeed is not to try peeling it off unless you want all the skin that was the surface of the blister to come off with it.
  4. Drago II - the sequel

    Drago II - the sequel Regular Member

    Pot, antiseptic cream, plaster. Fortunately I rarely suffer.
  5. Treewisemonkey

    Treewisemonkey Member

    Pop, drain, peel, pain killer, compede plaster 2 or 3 days
  6. hopless500

    hopless500 Member

    Pop and leave to dry out. The bit of skin that was the blister top normally hardens nicely and gives some protection.
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  7. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Well-Known Member

    Pop a blister :ohmy: eewwww..
  8. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Nemesis Ridiculii Staff Member

    ^^^ My thoughts too.xx(
  9. Daddy Pig

    Daddy Pig Regular Member

    Sort it before it gets to that stage.
    I had all sorts of problems, I have heel spurs. I used to use various boots, but my meindl leather boots give me a great fit, really nice soft leather.
    If I do get a rubbing, I use elastaplast tape which works far better than compeed etc.
  10. furball

    furball New Member

    I pop, drain then cover blisters. After a couple of days the outer bit of the blister has dried out and can be cut off.
    Popping and draining under controlled conditions is better than leaving them to burst themselves when they are more likely to get infected.
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  11. Alicat

    Alicat Regular Member

    Compeed without popping. That's what the Compeed instructions say iirc.
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