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Weird blister should I cut it open?

(17 Posts)
AtSea1979 Sat 20-Aug-16 19:25:12

DD (7) got a blister from new holiday shoes. She then went on the beach bare foot and has been bare foot all week as much a possible. Other times wearing a plaster.
The blister has somehow filled up with sand and stayed like that all week.
Should I try to open it at bottom? Surely that will make it open and sore? Go GP? Seems a bit minor to bother GP with.
Any advice?
Long play in bath hasn't helped either.

AtSea1979 Sat 20-Aug-16 19:25:42

Sorry forgot pic. Here it is

DnsenerysTargaryen Sat 20-Aug-16 19:36:31

That looks like a wart

SparklyStarShit Sat 20-Aug-16 19:39:39

Go to doctors. Could get infected. I wouldn't cut it open. however if it was my own I would

AtSea1979 Sat 20-Aug-16 19:41:40

A wart? It's from rubbed shoes. It's weird how sand got in it bloody stuff goes everywhere but it's been a week now and not cleared out itself.

Womenareliketeabags Sat 20-Aug-16 19:41:57

Magnesium sulphate is good for drawing stuff out of the skin like splinters and you can get from the chemist. Could you not book an appointment with a nurse at your surgery?

AmserGwin Sat 20-Aug-16 19:44:16

I would just open it and squash the sand out tbh, not saying that's the best thing to do though.

AtSea1979 Sat 20-Aug-16 19:45:43

Only got back a couple of hours ago. Might see in chemist can help first then

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 20-Aug-16 19:47:37

I'd give that a good scrub with a rough flannel and then cover with a compede plaster once all the sand is out.

AtSea1979 Sat 20-Aug-16 19:50:54

Been using compeed blister plasters for times when she's needed to wear shoes (not the new ones)

AtSea1979 Sat 20-Aug-16 20:59:03

Will try rubbing in the bath though DD will probably fuss.

sunnydayinmay Sat 20-Aug-16 21:02:37

Hmm, I would just give it a firm rub in the bath as well. Just had to get ds to dig out a small stone from his foot which had clearly become embedded when bodyboarding.

AtSea1979 Sat 20-Aug-16 21:23:58

The skin is totally healed over it. There was just a small hole at top but even that healed so not sure if it'll rub open now.

tallulahturtle Sun 21-Aug-16 15:59:21

If that was my body part id poltice it (magnesium sulphate) to try draw anything out and then if nothing came out id cut it open.

AtSea1979 Sun 21-Aug-16 21:51:29

I used some small pointy scissors and snipped the hard skin open, the sand was quite hard and dried up so hasn't all come off yet but hopeful another bath tomorrow will solve that

HornyTortoise Mon 22-Aug-16 18:16:27

If I had this myself I would cut it no problem. On my child I would be more wary of infection and such so would probably book an appointment with the nurse (not GP..its not really a GP thing IMO)

MissPattie Mon 22-Aug-16 18:28:34

Get MNHQ to edit your title and put Klaxon in it.
The Sporners will come out with huge amounts of advice and expertise. They are a scary and lovely lot.

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