A 26-year-old member asked:
is it safe to bust a blood blister on a diabetics foot?
4 doctor answers
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON answered
38 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.
Answered on May 7, 2016
Dr. Libby Putnam answered
12 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 sample of the blister fluid.
Answered on Sep 19, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered
38 years experience Podiatry
Not on Diabetic: The smallest problem can lead to a much larger problem. Have a podiatrist take care of it.
Answered on Jul 8, 2013
Dr. David Hettinger answered
36 years experience Podiatry
Don't do it!!!: Bacteria love to thrive in blood. This can be treated in a doctor's office, but don't do it yourself at home. You could just develop much larger problems, primarily infection.
Answered on Jul 9, 2013
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