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Should I pop a blood blister on my finger?

Or just keep applying pressure?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Dec. 13, 2008 in Health

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Answers (5)
  • Don't Pop!

    Intact skin keeps germs out. Its like the best bandaid you could ever wish for. Your body will reabsorb the blood. It will neither feel better or heal faster if you pop it. I don't know what you do for a living but MRSA is everyware and as a nurse an open area on my hand is my worst enemy.

    Resist the temptation, you won't be sorry!!!
    CocoMason

    Answer by CocoMason at 12:01 AM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • Neither. Just leave it alone.
    Tetona

    Answer by Tetona at 3:30 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • Leave it alone... popping it will introduce bacteria into the wound. It will heal on its own.
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 3:35 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • Heh. I'm one of the people who would clean it with rubbing alcohol and iodine, then pop it with a sterile lancet, and then cover it with gauze.
    But then again, I'm weird. You probably should leave it alone, as in, stop applying pressure to it too. I don't know what that's supposed to accomplish.
    RanaAurora

    Answer by RanaAurora at 4:37 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • i would pop it too but thats me... dont apply pressure that makes it worse for pain wise, u can pop it just make sure ur needle is clean
    navywifemomkoch

    Answer by navywifemomkoch at 6:27 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

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