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Is it safe to bust a blood blister on a diabetics foot

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
37 years experience Family Medicine
No, please don't: See your doctor and have your feet evaluated as soon as possible, any open sore can cause a serious infection and should be monitored.
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience Podiatry
Podiatrist.: Best to see your podiatrist for that--there might be a wound underneath they need to treat, and if there is any infection involved, they would want a ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Not on Diabetic: The smallest problem can lead to a much larger problem. Have a podiatrist take care of it.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A : A person with diabetes needs to be especially careful if a blister develops on the foot or toe. Sometimes a blister can lead to an ulcer in diabetics ... Read More
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Dr. Velimir Petkov
18 years experience Podiatry
It : It depends on how large the blister is and for how long it has been present. Usually, in diabetic patients, it might be better to leave the blister al ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Because : Because diabetes can inhibit your body's ability to heal and fight infections all blisters, bruises, cuts, sores and areas of redness should be report ... Read More
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of ... Read More
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience Podiatry
Protect it: You are at higher risk because of diabetes. You should protect your foot and blister. See a podiatrist, preferably one who is at a wound center, for ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
No way : See a podiatrist and have that looked at.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
It's Gone already.: After two weeks, I think it's time to forget about the bandage. The cap will come off and the dried blood will be swept away. If there is any residual ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James McClurg
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Go : Go to the hospital right away. She could have a deep abscess. You don't play with this kind of stuff. She could have a leg amputation if you sit on th ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Blister: Don't do that ! first it isn't sterile and you will get an infection. Second it may well be simply staining the nail. It is best to see your podia ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes but it might: be a good idea to put a bandaid over the blister first and protect it from scrubbing or bumping it.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Blood blister: It will resorb on it's own. The most important thing is to allow it to remain intact to reduce chances of infection.

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