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A few months ago, I had a blood blister under my big toenail. It healed except for a small area at the top that is kind of hard and thick like a nail?

A few months ago, I had a blood blister under my big toenail. It healed except for a small area at the top that is kind of hard and thick like a nail?

? FB: Have your doctor look at it. It may be a foreign body that may need to be ultra sounded. Soak the area and use a pumice stone. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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I had big toenail removed there R blisters all over my toe it hurts bad?

I had big toenail removed there R blisters all over my toe it hurts bad?

See doctor: If you are having blisters all over your toe after having the nail removed you need to get back to the surgeon who removed your nail. ...Read more

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Ingrown toenail over year big red both sides now has blisters forming and nail spurs are penetrating skin all the way thru to the skin like splinters.

Ingrown toenail over year big red both sides now has blisters forming and nail spurs are penetrating skin all the way thru to the skin like splinters.

This is potentially: A serious condition that can lead to life threatening infections and even systemic infections that could kill you. Make an appointment to see a podiatrist or other health care professional for immediate evaluation and treatment before more serious issues develop. ...Read more

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Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.

Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.

I assume the: Blister was drained? So, the question is is there raw skin that is hurting? Is it possible you developed an infection? Is there a bandage in or did you take it off. If you took it off what do you see? ...Read more

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What should I do for a big blister on my 7 year old's foot?

What should I do for a big blister on my 7 year old's foot?

Leave it alone: Blisters are your bodies defense to repair the damage, don't pop it. Keep it clean and dry. You may want to fix the cause ie. Shoes too tight or too loose. (friction). ...Read more

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What to do if I was at the beach the other day and the next day my feet began to swell and hurt and have a big blister on my foot?

What to do if I was at the beach the other day and the next day my feet began to swell and hurt and have a big blister on my foot?

See below: Soak in warm water with epsom salt and then apply antiseptic and dry dressing over the are, try to keep pressure off the area. ...Read more

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

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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I peeled off my very big foot blister; it is very red now and hurts a lot. What shall I do?

See a podiatrist: You should try not to pick at blisters, especially the first 48 hours after they form, to allow the skin underneath to heal. It sounds like you may be developing a bacterial infection. Make an appt. With a podiatrist promptly to determine whether you need oral antibiotics. In the meantime, clean the blister with soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment and a bandaide or sterile dressing. ...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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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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M57, what is difference between blister and ulcer in context to diabetic foot problems. Could a blister become big problem.

M57, what is difference between blister and ulcer in context to diabetic foot problems. Could a blister become big problem.

Yes: In a diabetic something as simple as a blister can be a huge problem if not treated the right way. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a black mark on the sole of my foot near my big toe. It has changed in size but looks a little like a blood blister. It is 1cm wide?

I have a black mark on the sole of my foot near my big toe. It has changed in size but looks a little like a blood blister. It is 1cm wide?

Probably blood: A dermatologist can immediately differentiate melanoma from old blood. It needs only a scraping to determine if blood. Otherwise a biopsy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Big toe nail came off 3years ago but grew back. It's tender and feels like it is going to fall off again. They is a Blister on the nail bed?

Big toe nail came off 3years ago but grew back. It's tender and feels like it is going to fall off again. They is a Blister on the nail bed?

Weakened Nail: Whenever a nail falls off and grows back, it has a greater chance of growing back weaker. The nail bed should have been treated with topical products and orally you should have taken biotin and zinc to strengthen the future nail. If there's a blister under the nail, it should be removed by a Podiatrist or Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi just had med&lat bunionectomy of my left foot 3wks ago. After surgery there was no blister on my cast big now I have 2 big blister incision area?

You need to: See your surgeon asap. I would recommend you call them today even though it is sunday- call the emergency number if you have to and tell them, the exact problem. ...Read more

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Boyfriend has a very large blister on big toe and it popped on it's own. The fluid that came out was brown. The swelling in his foot has gone down. And he can move his toes. I drained it and clean around with an alcohol swab then antibacterial soap.

Boyfriend has a very large blister on big toe and it popped on it's own. The fluid that came out was brown. The swelling in his foot has gone down. And he can move his toes. I drained it and clean around with an alcohol swab then antibacterial soap.

So far, So Good.: It sounds like you've done all the right things. The brown could be the residue of old blood. You need to check for the signs of increasing cellulitis and infection. Things like swelling, redness, heat and pain. If the wound does not improve with your treatment than a trip to your doctor may be in order. If the sight clears, the congratulations are in order, I think. ...Read more

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I had a wart on the ball of my foot frozen 8 days ago and the blister is still really big and there is redness around it. Should I call my doctor?

It's cold out there.: The blister formation is typical for the treatment. The redness around it could indicate an infection, especially if there is unusual pain and skin streaking. You would do well to notify the doctor and see if the wound needs attention. An oral antibiotic may need to given for a possible infection. ...Read more

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Tiny blood blister under toenail- could it be problematic?

Nail blood blister: It is known as a sublingual hematoma which is common when you wear shoes too tight or have something drop on your toe or kick into something. It's painful initially but will grow the length of the nail as your nail grows and become painless, harmless unless it looks very aggressive. If you are unsure, if it's painful a podiatrist can poke a hole in the nail plate to drain it to relieve pressure. ...Read more

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After days of hiking, I have a blister that is large, purple, and bulging out from under my toenail. Should I treat it as I would any other blister?

Getting the liquid: From the blister is what you want to achieve. Sometimes, if you soak the toe squeezing the blister can erupt it, if not with a sterile needle one can lightly and carefully pierce the roof allow the fluid to escape then apply a topical antibiotic bandage. ...Read more

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Blister under toenail, swollen cuticle, what to do?

Soak in warm water: And see if by squeezing down on it the blister ruptures, if so apply antibiotic with bandaid....
You may need an oral antibioitc if it looks infected.... ...Read more

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I picked up running. I have two toenails injured. I realized one had a blister under the nail, and they've come away from the bed. Remedies/cure/heal?

I picked up running. I have two toenails injured. I realized one had a blister under the nail, and they've come away from the bed. Remedies/cure/heal?

Runners Nail: Most likely you have or had a subungual hematoma. If fresh it can be drained but usually it will go out with the nail or the nail will come loose and fall off with a new nail to grow in its place. Make sure your shoe has high toe box to help prevent it but is extremely common in runners. ...Read more

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I dropped something really heavy on my toe. Bone not broken. GIANT blister directly under toenail. Lots of pressure. Can I drain it myself with steril?

I dropped something really heavy on my toe. Bone not broken. GIANT blister directly under toenail. Lots of pressure. Can I drain it myself with steril?

Potentially: This is otherwise known as a subungual hematoma and can be drained by either heating a pare clip or using a sterile needle to make a hole in the dorsum of the nail over the swollen area. It needs to be done in a sterile fashion and should not be done if associated with a fracture. ...Read more

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I have had a blood blister under my toenail for over a month. My mom told me stick a needle in my nail and pop it. Is that safe? What should I do?

I have had a blood blister under my toenail for over a month. My mom told me stick a needle in my nail and pop it. Is that safe? What should I do?

Don't: After a month the blood should be dry so you will not get anything out of it. As long as no pain I would try cutting the nail back and soak in hydrogen peroxide to was out the blood. I would use an antifungal as the nail grows out. ...Read more

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had an ingrown toenail removal a few weeks ago, where half of my nail was removed. There seems to be a small white tender blister on nailbed.

Was the nail: Removal use in conjunction with phenol? For a permanent nail avulsion? If so, that would cause or show a white blister or area from the use of the chemical. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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