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DS1 has just come back from a 3-day Duke of Edinburgh hike - he had some blisters before he went (from strenuous 5-a-side) and I did tell him then not to pop them, but he got loads more on the walk from wearing DH's boots which are a size too small (didn't think that through, lol!) Anyway one of the leaders, who is a mountain rescue person, told him to pop them, so he did. Maybe it's different if your boots are too small - popping them makes a bit of extra space for your toes. They are bloody sore now though.
Believe me, I know. I am the queen of clisters - every pair of shoes give me them, somewhere on my feet and I can rarely go out far without getting them
My worst was after a day trip in Manchester. Got huge blister on my heel which I popped as it was so painful and large. Bad move. The next 3 days were so painful. And then it got worse. I couldn''t understand why my heel hurt so much - and I mean hurt. I couldn't stand for longer than 2 or 3 minutes, and when I had to drive home on the motorway I cried the whole time, the pain was so bad and making me physically sick. When I got home DH drove me directly to A&E - my whole leg, to way above my knee was infected from the blister!!! I ended up with my leg strapped up, on strong antibiotics (including one jabbed directly into the area - ouch!_ and 2 weeks off work, with my leg stuck int he air.
Heed the knowledgeable words of the Queen of Blisters, Hulababy! Blimey Hula, you poor luv! That was a bit of an extreme blister!!!
I had a massive one on my leg from (apparently) my hot water bottle which was about 5" in diameter and about 2.5" high and full up to the hilt. I was told NOT to pop it at the hospital and it was bandaged up daily. I'd been invited to a newspaper party where all these celebs and models were and me with a chair in the ladies oozing the contents of my blister into the sink for half an hour - nice!
POP THEM! Cut the dead skin of and put a blister plaster on them - Compede are good. But only pop them when you have blister plaster if not they will be rubbed raw (and could get infected!). I don't claim the blister queen throne, but I've had loads of blisters from different sports shoes - blister plasters are the only way to carry on!
HSM - blister plasters arent normal plasters they are rubbery stuff so may not have the thing you are allergic to in them (allergens????)