Tim Stich wrote:Just insert a sterilized needle underneath the toe nail and it will pierce the blood blister and drain that way. The nail is already partially lifted from the nail so you don't have far to go. This should be painless, also.
I'll disagree here. The needle would be painless if the nail if fully lifted at the tip (but wouldn't it then have drained already?). And supercautious that I am, the needle seems to introduce a higher infection risk by penetrating flesh, while I've never in several episodes had the red-hot paperclip go to the flesh, the floor under the blood blister.
The need for a mechanical drill escapes me.