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Mysterious Blister Popped Against Doctor's Orders

The Doctor Said Not To, But Bridget Couldn't Handle the Pain

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Updated February 01, 2010

Mysterious Blister Popped Against Doctor's Orders
Photo by Bridget Wuerdeman

Bridget says she popped the blister after 3 days because she couldn't take the pain and pressure. She was advised not to by her physician, but did anyway. There's not really a right or wrong here, the blister would probably break and drain at some point, but you don't want to encourage it prematurely. She could have introduced another form of bacteria and possibly made the infection worse.

It turns out this is not a spider bite at all. It is a skin infection from MRSA. Hopefully, Bridget follows the rest of doc's orders, especially about taking all her antibiotics.

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