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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a blister on the ball of your foot?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a blister on the ball of your foot?

Blister: Clean with alcohol, clean instrument, nick, drain, leave roof of blister, antiseptic, bandage. Or see a podiatrist.

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I developed a blood blister on the ball of my foot. What can I do to make it heal faster as I have a dance performance in 5 days? Thanks

I developed a blood blister on the ball of my foot. What can I do to make it heal faster as I have a dance performance in 5 days? Thanks

Blood blister: You need to keep pressure off the area. Use moleskin and cut a circle in it to put over the area. Then cut a second and third moleskin in the same way. Then the pressure will be on the moleskin and not on the blood blister. If this cdoes not relieve the symptoms, see your doctor.

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Foot felt a bit painful and I discovered I have a blood blister on the ball of the foot. What's the best way to treat it a blister plaster?

Foot felt a bit painful and I discovered I have a blood blister on the ball of the foot. What's the best way to treat it a blister plaster?

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 infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time.

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I get blisters around the ball of my foot when I run long distance. Not on the ball. I need a preventative as I have to train regularly.?

I get blisters around the ball of my foot when I run long distance. Not on the ball. I need a preventative as I have to train regularly.?

Foot blister: The blisters are most likely due to friction due to an imbalance in your running gait.Since you train, see a podiatrist for a biomechanical evaluation. Don't forget to bring your older running shoes for the evaluation.

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I think I have a blister on the ball of my foot right under big toe. It hurts when I walk on it. What should I do?

I think I have a blister on the ball of my foot right under big toe. It hurts when I walk on it. What should I do?

Big Toe Blister: Blisters on the bottom of toes are most often caused by friction. They occur a lot in runners, fitness enthusiasts, and in those who wear poorly fitting shoes. Blister pads or moleskin can be applied to reduce friction and pressure. Wearing socks is also helpful. Avoid high heel shoes and shoes that are narrow in the toe box. If the blister ruptures, apply antibiotic ointment and a bandage.

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I think I have a blister on the ball of my foot below my big toe. It hurts when I walk on it. What should I do? How to avoid in the future?

I think I have a blister on the ball of my foot below my big toe. It hurts when I walk on it. What should I do? How to avoid in the future?

Blister: These are caused by friction. Either from an ill fitting shoe or walking excessively without good foot protection. Make sure when you are walking any distance that you have the proper shoes. No running track in sandals. Do not take the ski off the blister it acts as a sterile covering. A moleskin circle around the blister will take pressure off that area. A podiatrist is helpful.

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What should we do? Dear ask the doctor: my mom has diabetes, nuropathy. But I don't think it's related. But, she had a blood blister in the ball of her foot, under her big toe, right foot. She popped it, then puss came out. Day or two later, it started sw

What should we do? Dear ask the doctor: my mom has diabetes, nuropathy. But I don't think it's related. But, she had a blood blister in the ball of her foot, under her big toe, right foot. She popped it, then puss came out. Day or two later, it started sw

It IS related: She must see a doctor as soon as possible. If she can't get an appointment, she should go the the emergency room. This is a major problem, even though it might not look as though it is. There is probably a deep infection that will have to be treated with surgery. If untreated, it could end up with an amputation.

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Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.

Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.

Well fit walker: A well fit lace up walking shoe that accomodates your orthotic. Thick cotton socks sport tyope as an interface between foot and orthotic.

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Pain in ball of foot from new shoes?

Pain in ball of foot from new shoes?

Shoes: Shoes should be evaluated for proper fit. They shoe needs to have adequate support and padding as well. The root cause may be the bio-mechanics of your foot...

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Sudden pain in ball of foot. Should I pad shoes?

Sudden pain in ball of foot. Should I pad shoes?

Ball of foot pain: Tendonitis, capsulitis, stress fracture, ruptured tendon, nerve trauma, neuroma....Can all cause this pain. Most likely it is not your shoes. See a specialist, get some x_rays and an examination to start to see what is going on...

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Pain in ball of foot and toe. What should I do to?

Pain in ball of foot and toe. What should I do to?

More info is needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer.

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Pain in ball of foot and toe. What should I do to eliminate it?

Check shoe wear: Make sure that the shoes are not worn out.Massage the ball of the foot. Apply a warm compress? If still there. ...See a podiatrist.

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What can be done about hard calous on bottom of foot at ball of foot?

What can be done about hard calous on bottom of foot at ball of foot?

See a podiatrist: Who will remove it for you and offer you possible ways to avoid it growing back.

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How long does it usually take for blistering athletes foot to clear up?

A few of days: Usually the blistering will clear up quickly with good care. Use the topical antifungals as directed. If you are consist, the blistering will calm down in a few days and the fungal infection will clear in a week or two. Keep the antifungal handy, as it is common for reinfection. The fungus is everywhere, if you are suseptible, you will get it. Dr l.

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Why do I have these painfull blister looking on the ball of both feet what is it?

Why do I have these painfull blister looking on the ball of both feet what is it?

MAYBE Athlete's foot: These are often caused by a fungal infection commonly referred to at athlete's foot. There are many different presentations and this is one of them. Use drying soaks (dilute vinegar or epsom salts). One of the otc topicals I recommend is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist.

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Would taking a shower with a blister on the bottom of your foot effect the blister?

Would taking a shower with a blister on the bottom of your foot effect the blister?

No: You're fine. Keep the blister clean. Try to let the blister heal without being disrupted.

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I have a pain in my foot now for 3 days. I have not injured myself in any way. I woke up like it. Sometimes it starts in ball of foot then spreads?

I have a pain in my foot now for 3 days. I have not injured myself in any way. I woke up like it. Sometimes it starts in ball of foot then spreads?

Enlarged nerve: This pain can be many different things. If the pain starts in the ball of your foot and moves between your toes then you may have an enlarged nerve (neuroma). You can try ice, elevation and a medication like Aleve (naproxen) to reduce the inflammation and pain. If the pain persists or there is any swelling contact a physician for further treatment.

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I have blisters spreading on my foot, treatment?

Find the cause: Many things can cause blisters including allergic reaction, fungus, friction, virus, autoimmune disease.

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Sudden pain in ball of foot?

Sudden pain in ball of foot?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam will heal determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). Have it evaluated by a professional.

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