Myth: It’s OK to Pop a Blister
The best way to deal with a blister is the same as a bratty brother—the silent treatment. That’s right, ignore it. Believe it or not, a blister is there to protect you. Often referred to as “nature’s dressing” because of the cushion they provide, blisters do best when left alone.
If, however, you get a blister that is so fluid-filled that it’s firm to the touch, the most we would ever recommend is puncturing the surface with a sterilized needle to allow the fluid inside to gently drain. If it pops on its own, keep the area covered with an antibiotic ointment and Band- Aid.