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Got a blood blister forming on right toe after the 20 mile bug run today in Liverpool..
quick question - to burst or not? wasnt sure.
I was wearing thousand mile socks too... maybe I should put a claim in
unless the pressure gets too painful then I wouldn't burst it....................buy compeed plasters and put one on it and leave for days.................
you will probably get 101 different answers of what to do with a blister......
I was always told not to burst them.
Just for a laugh i did an experiment when i had one on each foot (same spot). On my left i burst it, on my right i let it heal under the blister itself. Result? Right one had no issues and went within 4 days. My left?..... it didnt heal for another two weeks and was more painful to run on.
I suffer terribley with blood blisters, and usually just leave them. More recently though I popped the blisters,with very sterile technique. A week of horrendous pain, complete rest and course of antibiotics later, and they eventually started to heal.
For sure what I've learnt is to stay well alone - the liquid in the blister is there for a reason - to protect it and speed up healing. I'll not meddle again with blood blisters in a hurry.
Good luck! Anny
cool. will get some compeed plasters tomorrow.