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Cold sore blisters: Should you pop yours?

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Do You Want To Pop Your Cold Sore?

Are you thinking about popping your Cold Sore Blisters? Nope! Never should you pop yours. Just don’t do it.

Apart from it being very painful cold sores are also extremely contagious and can spread if you pick them.

I know some people do find relief from popping them but if you do, wash your hands thoroughly and remember, you could be left with a scar.

There are some things that could happen when you pop a cold sore blister:

Pain – Popping a cold sore HURTS! Oh, just the thought of it makes me cringe.

Spreading – Similar to making contact with Cold Sore Blisters.Once you pop a cold sore, the virus can spread to other parts of the body, as the ooze that comes out will be contagious.

Unnatural Healing – Popping a Cold Sore Blister does not always speed up the healing process, and it may prolong the process.

Scars – If you pop a cold sore, there’s a chance you could get a permanent scar on your skin.

Disclaimer: Popping your Cold Sore Blisters should be a last resort if treatment fails please try our natural remedies first.


How to Pop Cold Sore Blisters

Now that I’ve warned you about the possible consequences of popping a cold sore blister, if you still want to go through with it, I totally understand.

You will need:

  • Antibacterial Soap
  • A Lighter
  • Some Gauze
  • A needle
  • Some Rubbing alcohol
  • Paper Towel

Here is the process:

  • Use an antibacterial soap, to thoroughly wash your hands.
  • Unwrap a package of sterile gauze and place it on a counter or table, holding it carefully by the edges.
  • Use a lighter to heat up the point of a needle until it glows red, then set the needle on the gauze.
  • Clean your cold sore blister and gently pat dry.
  • Stick the needle in the middle of your cold sore.
  • Apply gauze to soak up the ooze. *Discard immediately as this can spread infection*
  • Apply 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol or a combination of rubbing alcohol and salt.


  • Place needle onto a folded paper towel.
  • Roll it up and tape it shut.
  • Place it in the trash.
  • Take out the trash.
  • Wash your hands with antibacterial soap and warm water.
  • Dry your hands with paper towels.


As with all cold sore blister remedies, the earlier you use this method, the better results you’ll likely have.

And by “better,” I mean shortening the time you have a cold sore by a day, up to a few days, depending on how severe your cold sores are.

My recommendation

*If you are not careful when the cold sore liquid is oozing, it could spread to another area, and thus you might get future cold sore outbreaks there.

This method is also very painful. So if you have a low threshold for pain, I would recommend you read our Tea tree oil remedy, for cold sores instead.


3 thoughts on “Cold sore blisters: Should you pop yours?

  1. Missy

    oh my gosh i would never even consider popping it due to how painful they are. never even thought about them spreading or scaring.


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