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Other Possibly NSFW: Should I pop this blister?

Discussion in 'General' started by longweight, 15 May 2013.

  1. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    Pop it, take off all the skin, dump foot in vinegar all whilst filming = instant youtube millionaire! (maybe :worried: )

    Seriously though, I get a lot of blisters (there's some bizarre condition with my feet, all I get from Doctors after 25 years is a shrug :lol:) and I always do a pop as described by Lance using a sterilised needle and then a simple blister plaster with a small dab of Savlon on it. Works every time.
     
  2. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    Just pierce it with my wit.

    *Hair flick*

     
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  3. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    In the sprite of bit-tech this should be modded with a dremel, so find an engraving bit and mash it up!

    lol!
     
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  4. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I will definitely film it being popped!
     
  5. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    Drink the fluid from the blister and I'll give you rep.
     
  6. Sentinel-R1

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    As a military bloke, I can highly recommend zinc oxide tape for blister prevention, or for covering blisters if you have to wear the footwear again that caused the blisters in the first place. There's also a 'spray on skin' from 3M that, should the blister burst and the skin become loose, will create a protective barrier and prevent infection developing inside sweaty boots, which you then zinc oxide tape over while you're wearing the offending footwear and remove when you're not to let the skin breathe.
     
  7. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Thanks guys!
     
  8. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Popped! Had to cut it with some nail scissors so that the fluid could actually get out!

    Going to leave it without a cover for a few hours to try and dry it out a bit.
     
  9. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Where's the footage?
     
  10. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Seconding this. If you don't have zinc oxide tape handy you can mimic it with a little dab of antibiotic ointment and something to cover the area. Bandaid, moleskin, duct tape... Keeps the skin from rubbing and making things worse.
     
  11. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I have some "wound" dressings and tape plus some antibacterial cream.

    I will get some proper stuff tomorrow morning.
     
  12. chris182

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    Electrical tape's almost the same right...
     
  13. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    I hope you sterilised those nail scissors...
     
  14. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Nice bit of warm soapy water :)
     
  15. dynamis_dk

    dynamis_dk Grr... Grumpy!!

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    I used to get blisters constantly from playing 5-a-side football. I tried all sorts to prevent them and gave some metasox a try. I don't know what it is about the sock but they are about the only thing I can wear for football and end up with 0 blisters. You can buy normal sock size ones so you don't have to buy the football sock length ones but I'd highly recommend them if you think this might be something you'll start to suffer from.
     
  16. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    ...That's about as close as to sterilisation as throwing it on the floor. Next time, boiling water for a minute, or some vodka.
     
  17. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    My usual sterilising method is heating it up 'til it glows. Or meths. Or both. But once it's cooled down...
     
  18. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Yeah, heating up works if the item will take the flame without being damaged.

    My preferred method is an autoclave, but is pretty hard to do outside a hospital.
     
  19. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    It went wrong and my foot fell off.
     
  20. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    My condolences man :( Wear it round your neck on a piece of string :)
     

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