Mrs Dave decided to pour boiling water on the back of her hand. Immediate flushing with cold water followed by lots of lavender and we thought "phew....looks like we caught it". Over night a nice juicy blister has appeared. Googled NHS and it says DO NOT PRICK as the fluid is what protects the underneath layer from infection etc. Now.....for many years I understood that blisters could/should be pricked. Just shows how opinions change. Anyway........... Went to pharmacist who said...." looks infected...go to the doctor".....who said....."no appointments left-go to the "hub" where they have nurses".... who said they "have no appointments available...go to your doctor". All we want is a doctors opinion and (if the pharmacist is correct) some antibiotics so dont want to sit in A&E for 4 hours........and that is not a dig at our NHS who generally do a great job.