After hiking 5 days in a row, I believe I have a blister underneath my bigtoe nail. The entire nail got very swollen & after pricking it with a clean needle ~ it drained clearish fluid all day...and has been 'seeping' fluid ever since (over a full week now). How can I get rid of this? When I can I get back in the swimming pool and most importantly, when will this crazy thing stop hurting? I went to a podiatrist who said the nail is firmly attached (I'm not so sure) and that I could go hiking this weekend, problem was I still couldn't get a shoe on! Help?!