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A 23-year-old female asked:

my boyfriend got a blister the other day on his middle toe it got big so he popped it.now its swollen and going up his ankle. should he go to the doc.?

4 doctor answers20 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Cellulitis: Developing a condition called cellulitis ( skin infection)needs to see doctor asap or highly likely he will end up in hospital on antibiotics.
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: This sounds suspicious for an ascending infection of the foot and ankle. Have him go see his primary care doctor as soon as possible! he needs a diagnosis and treatment before this gets worse!
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 39 years experience
Infection on toe: Redness, warmth and tenderness are three signs of infection.You should see either a dermatologist or family doctor. Antibiotics may be necessary
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Need an antibiotic: Sure sounds like it's infected. See a podiatrist right away for an exam and probable antibiotic therapy.

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Last updated Apr 13, 2014

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