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Son is swimmer. He got a huge blister on bottom of big toe playing frisbee. Blister has popped and is red/raw. How should we care for it?

Son is swimmer. He got a huge blister on bottom of big toe playing frisbee. Blister has popped and is red/raw. How should we care for it?

Antibiotic Ointment: It's usually wise to leave blisters alone for a few days to allow the skin inside to heal. If they do open prematurely, wash gently and dress with antibiotic ointment and a bandaide for a few days to allow healing and prevent infection. ...Read more

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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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I have a blood blister on the bottom of my big left toe do I need crutches?

I have a blood blister on the bottom of my big left toe do I need crutches?

Blood blister: Unless you're a diabetic or have arterial blockage in that leg, you should be able to pad the bottom of the toe, avoid tight fitting footwear and continue to bear weight on that foot. Keep the toe clean and dry. The blister should gradually recede. ...Read more

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At the bottom of my big toe I had little bumps and it turn into a blister. And then the bumps came back and on another toe as well. What could this be?

At the bottom of my big toe I had little bumps and it turn into a blister. And then the bumps came back and on another toe as well. What could this be?

It could be.....: Very early on, warts can look like small blisters and can spread. It could also be one of the presentations of athlete's foot. It could also be numerous other possibilities. See a podiatrist for diagnosis before treatment. ...Read more

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The bottom of my big toe is a bit like a blister, or dead skin. Its also looks a bit pruny. Why is it like this and what do I do?

The bottom of my big toe is a bit like a blister, or dead skin. Its also looks a bit pruny. Why is it like this and what do I do?

Friction Blister: Change the type of socks you wear to thorlo brand.
•acrylic cushion sock fabric maintains resiliency and provides a more natural yielding, forgiving, dynamic environment for the foot (like walking barefoot in grass or sand).
•result: more protection, more comfort.

www. Thorlo. Com. ...Read more

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Open blister on the bottom of my foot near my big toe. What's the best thing to do?

Open blister on the bottom of my foot near my big toe. What's the best thing to do?

If it is open: Then it really isn't a blister anymore, it is now a wound. Apply an antibiotic and covering. I prefer an antibiotic solution like beta dine when walking as creams can cause increased friction and maceration of skin. At night time, you can apply an antibiotic cream. (if beta dine not available, just clean off the wound with saline, or hydrogen peroxide and cover, and use the topical cream at night. ...Read more

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I have these tiny blisters on the bottom of my feet and big toe that develop and fill with a puss. Any suggestions?

I have these tiny blisters on the bottom of my feet and big toe that develop and fill with a puss. Any suggestions?

Athletes foot: It sounds like you have athletes foot. It is a fungal skin infection that can manifest just like you described. Keep your feet clean and dry. Change your socks often. Use antifungal powder on your feet daily. Air your shoes out well each night so they dry completely. Spray the inside of your shoes with lysol. You may need a prescription cream or pill to cure it. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes a blister on pad of big toe?

What causes a blister on pad of big toe?

Pressure: Too much pressure for some reason / tight heel cord contributes to this / if left alone it could result in an ulcer leading to infection and worse problems this is worse for diabetics/ please get this checked soon with family doc or orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist sooner is better than later ...Read more

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Can I get advice? I've got a blister on my big toe and I want to know if there are any home remedies I can do to make it heal faster (overnight, or in a day)?

If you are: Diabetic, then you see a doctor to take care of it. If you have no medical problems you can use a sterile needle and with the very tip pierce the roof slighly enough to get the fluid to ooze out. Then cover with a bandaid. Do not remove the roof of the blister. ...Read more

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Skin on big toe came off. Now there is a blister. How do I treat it?

Skin on big toe came off. Now there is a blister. How do I treat it?

Protect and clean: Apply antibiotic ointment and a bandaid or light dressing. Prevent excessive pressure on area from tight or poor fitting shoes. Try to determine what caused this to occur and avoid that situation. If this continues to recur, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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I am a runner. Should I pop a blister on my big toe or leave it alone?

I am a runner. Should I pop a blister on my big toe or leave it alone?

Leave it alone: It is best to leave it alone so it dries out from the inside. In the long run it will be less painful than if you pop it. ...Read more

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My 2nd toe is always rubbing against my big toe, now I have a painfull blister that is soft with a black dot in the middle?

Corn: This is a corn with the black dot indicating that the rubbing caused some bleeding to the toe and under the thick skin or corn. This is an easy and painless fix for any podiatrist. You will be on your feet quickly. ...Read more

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Popped blister on big toe side. Now its hard almost like callous. Been about 5 days now. Is this normal? Not painful really.

Popped blister on big toe side. Now its hard almost like callous. Been about 5 days now. Is this normal? Not painful really.

Callosity: A blister is from acute friction. A callosity, the hard part, is from chronic friction. Check your footwear. Check the size against a Bannock device found in most shoe stores and get a pair the is IMMEDIATELY comfortable. Don't worry about length of shoe by feeling where your toe are. I would guess your shoe was too narrow. ...Read more

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My 2nd toe, my big toe constantly rubs, & now I have what looks like a small blister, with a black dot in the centre its soft, & painfull, is it a corn?

My 2nd toe, my big toe constantly rubs, & now I have what looks like a small blister, with a black dot in the centre its soft, & painfull, is it a corn?

Could be: Your skin will protect itself where there is increased pressure by forming a corn/callus however sometimes things can get embedded within that forming. Thia can be dirt, can be a.Scab from friction or a wart (virus). Have the podiatrist check it and offer you relief and treatment options. ...Read more

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What should I do about a big bubble blister on bottom of my foot?

See a doctor!: (only because you said 'big'). You can try popping it with a sterile (not hot) pin on the edge, just where the blister meets normal skin and then wash with soap & water and keep covered with a sterile band aid. Watch for signs of infection (redness, pain, pus, odor, swelling) and if you think it's infected, see your doctor. ...Read more

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The top of my big toe itches off and on and I scratch until it eventually causes a blister any idea its always the same toe?

The top of my big toe itches off and on and I scratch until it eventually causes a blister any idea its always the same toe?

Toe itch: This could very well be a fungal infection that is causing the itch which you scratch till the blister forms. I would try a topical antifungal cream and a powder ans see if that helps. ...Read more

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How to speed recovery of blood blister on big toe?

Blisters: The most important thing to remember about blisters is this; never pop them. As long as the blister is intact, it is a sterile environment. The best treatment for a blister is to apply betadine to it 2-3 times a day until it dries up. Once it dries up it will separate and fall off. This will speed up the healing process. ...Read more

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Can I go for a run if I have a large blood blister on my big toe? I currently have ice on it

Possibly: You could although it could be painful and the blister slough off. I would suggest you find some other form of exercise ...Read more

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Daughter has a blister like under big toe top of toe feel numb for the past 3 days what could it be?

Daughter has a blister like under big toe top of toe feel numb for the past 3 days what could it be?

Look for infection: This could be from many things, including injury or an insect or spider bite. The most important thing to look out for is infection. Signs of infection can include redness, swelling, warmth, pain to touch, pus drainage & fever. If any of these signs develop you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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Puss less blister looking bump under big toe. Direct pressure only hurts when applied from an angle. Circular in shape.

Puss less blister looking bump under big toe. Direct pressure only hurts when applied from an angle. Circular in shape.

A blister: You made the diagnosis. Drain with sterile instrument. Do not take roof of blister off just let fluid inside ooze out, cover with bandage. Observe for infection. ...Read more

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Why do my big to and between my next toe inches? And I have a blister between my big toe and it also inches in between my toe nail?

Itch by the inch.: It sounds to me like you are experiencing the discomfort from a fungal infection. It might be best to start treatment soon as it can spread quickly. Try over the counter medications first. If there is no improvement, then see a specialist. ...Read more

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I have itching between my big toe and it has been going on for three days now. What could be the cause there is no swelling or blister?

I have itching between my big toe and it has been going on for three days now. What could be the cause there is no swelling or blister?

Tinea pedis: You may be describing tinea pedis or athlete's foot. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/athletes-foot/ds00317. There are otc medications available w/o prescription at most drug stores. Most important is to keep feet dry & be sure to wear flip flops if you shower in public areas eg gym locker rooms. ...Read more

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My husband's had what looks like a blood blister for 2 weeks on his big toe. It is bleeding very heavy and can't get it to stop. What is it? Why?

My husband's had what looks like a blood blister for 2 weeks on his big toe. It is bleeding very heavy and can't get it to stop. What is it? Why?

Bleeding Uncontrol: You definitely need to go to an er where they will clean up the wound, assess for deeper problems (? Mri), and put a coagulant on it like prothrombin powder. ...Read more

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The blood in a pea sized blood blister on the side of my big toe is slightly spreading. Is this normal? (blister only occurred about 4 days ago).

Nope: If your not a diabetic or immunocompromised, if you have a sterile instrument pierce the roof of the blister and allow the blood to drain. The bandage it up. If you are afraid or unsure how to do this see a foot doctor. ...Read more

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I have a real hard calus on my big toe and it hurts almost to the point of tears. Under the calus almost looks like a blood blister. Is this serious?

Be seen: Not serious to the extent of likely being life threatening, but if you are in so much pain as actually being to the point of tears, I would get it looked at and treated. There are multiple potential possibilities, but most have pretty simple treatment options. ...Read more

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I was recently bitten by several fire ants on my right big toe. Two enlarged blisters developed, one between the toes which is a sac, and one midtoe.

Fire Ants: Agree w dr. Fisher. Fire ants don't actually bite. Pinchers grip skin while stinging injects solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. A fire ant is the gift that keeps on giving – as 1 ant can repeatedly sting you in different locations. Apply a 1 to 1 mix of baking soda & water to decrease pain & reaction. Or try paste of water & meat tenderizer, Benadryl for itching or tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. Don't. ...Read more

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How to treat a blood blister on big toe that has popped and there is a red raw area where it was?

Protect and clean: Apply antibiotic ointment and a bandaid or light dressing. Prevent excessive pressure on area from tight or poor fitting shoes. Try to determine what caused this to occur and avoid that situation. If this continues to recur, see podiatrist. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more