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Treating A Blood Blister On The Toe
A heavy object fell on my toe and there is a painful blood blister. What can I do to relieve pain or make the blister go away?
ICE: Place ice on area, rest, elevate and take nsaid. Blister will not go away, you injured yourself, so swelling is the bodies first response. If blister and pain increases, then seek medical care. If this is not an option, clean area with alochol, place a needle over a match for 60 seconds, then pop blister. Slowly drain blood, apply perioxide or alochol, apply a bacterial ointment and cover. ...Read moreGet help now ›
A blood blister forms when skin and small blood vessels are damaged without breaking the skin. Trapped beneath the skin surface is some blood and skin fluid. Blood blisters are commonly caused by accidents in which the skin is pinched by a tool or a heavy weight, or they may occur from constant ...Read more
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 moreGet help now ›
Depends how you : Treat it. If it is drained, rather quickly. But, you need to use sterile instruments or see doctor. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Big differnce: Blister is fluid filled, usually resulting from excessive friction, swelling or other trauma. Gangrene is dead tissue as the result of infection or no circulation. This leads to loss of affected area: amputation. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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?
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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 moreGet help now ›
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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 moreGet help now ›
I stubbed my pinky toe and pulled the nail back BADLY. there is a black blood blister under & around the nail. This was 4 days ago. Any suggestions?
Onycholysis/Fracture: See a foot specialist to make sure you just have an onycholysis (i.e., loosened toenail) and you do not have fractures of the toe, infection from nail laceration, pressure blood blister (subungal hematoma), etc. In the meantime, please wear comfortable shoes. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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