• “My fingers are swollen,” the life cycle of a blister:
    • Formation: The skin is irritated, creating a pocket of fluid between the upper layers of the skin, known as a blister.
    • Maturation: The blister becomes filled with fluid and the skin surrounding it hardens to protect the area.
    • Drainage: If the blister pops, the fluid drains and the skin may begin to heal.
    • Healing: The skin surrounding the blister will eventually dry out and peel away, revealing new skin underneath.
    • Resolution: The blister will eventually disappear and the affected area will fully heal.
  • There is a big temptation to pop the blister, but it is better to leave it and wait for 7 to 10 days, since there is a risk of infection in popping.

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