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Blister On The Side Of The Big Toe From Running
I have a small blood blister on the outer side of my big toe, how long does it take to heal and how can I prevent pain while running and walking?
Depends: On how much friction or pressure that is put on the blister. May use protective ointment and cover with dressing. Open toe shoes if possible will reduce friction and speed up healing. ...Read more
I stopped wearing my orthodicts a year ago since I was told to stop running due to a lumbar issue. I started walking instead but have blisters regularly appearing on the end of my big toe. I have increased my shoe size. no help. Suggestions would be appre
2 options: 1. See Podiatrist for evaluation and recommendations. 2. Go to specialty running store - not "big Box" ones. Explain problem to them and they will help you select the right shoe to best fit the foot/toe combination as well as the right size. Can coat with Glide or similar antichafing balm. Also check out different socks.This can be solved- stick with it and overcome it for good health.Good Luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are running shoes wider in toe box? I walk for exercise. Blisters on ball of foot, rubbing on side of feet. Is there a shoe type I should look for?
How about working: With a pedorthist to get the right shoe for you. ...Read more
I have one foot in the side that itches at night. It itches so bad that the only thing that relieves it is running hard on carpet.some blister appear?
Large blister on side of foot from running--and I'd like to keep running. Treatment (2nd Skin maybe)?
Cover or dry it out: If the blister is still raw, consider using some kind of cover - like a bandaid or something gel-like (eg. Spenco second skin). If the blister is drying out, you probably don't need to put anything on it and your sock will protect it. Just avoid anything that may be the cause of friction and/or irritation that resulted in the formation of the blister to begin with. ...Read more
Protect the areas: A foot blister from running (or playing tennis, or ice-skating) is just a spot on the skin where friction separated the top layer of skin from a layer underneath. After washing, one should cover the blister with a bandaid, whether or not the blister is intact or popped. After a week, the skin layer underneath matures into a new surface layer, and the dried top layer (the blister) will peel away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relieve the pressure: With sterile instrument pierce the blister roof to allow fluid to escape, cover with bandaid. ...Read more
What is the best way to treat a callus turning white on the side of the big toe that developed from running?
What does it mean if blood in the small blood blister on the side of my big toe is spreading out slightly? I noticed this when i woke up this morning.
I just noticed a small blood blister on the side of my big toe this morning, in what case should I visit a doctor regarding it?
If diabetic: This is likely just a pressure sore from a shoe or activity issue. If you are without health problems, i would just watch the blister. If you have diabetes or are immune compromised in any way, i would have your primary care doctor oversee the recover of this wound. If there is pressure in the blister, i would probably decompress the blister with an isopropyl alcohol cleaned straight pin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May need a biopsy: To make the diagnosis and rule out any malignancy. ...Read more
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