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Treating A Blood Blister On The Toe
Trauma: Usually it is the result of trauma such as rough food (taco chip?), or suction. But if it doesn't disappear within a week -10 days, call your dentist to check it. If it doesn't resolve it might be something more serious. Please follow up on this. ...Read more
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
I've started running more often than usual lately and I've developed this good sized blood blister on my toe that really hurts. Any fast treatments?
See below: Try to leave it intact. Soak in warm water with epsom salt to dry it out. Apply antiseptic and bandaid. ...Read more
Diabetic, dime-sized blood blister on toe for two weeks. Dark red. Keeping it bandaged. How long will it take to go away? No pain, no itching.
It's Gone already.: After two weeks, I think it's time to forget about the bandage. The cap will come off and the dried blood will be swept away. If there is any residual tenderness, and I doubt if there will be, use a bandaid for a few days. ...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 more
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
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?
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).
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
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 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?
Depends how you: Treat it. If it is drained, rather quickly. But, you need to use sterile instruments or see doctor. ...Read more
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
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 more
The thing you need to know about blood blisters is once "popped, " they are very susceptible to infection. The bloody fluid is a perfect media for bacterial growth.
With that in mind (assuming you're in a state of good health, not a diabetic or have poor circulation or are taking any blood thinners), go ahead and pop it. Get it from the side, where the skin meets the blister, and use a sterile instrument. Wash it with soap and warm water, and keep it clean and dry with a dry, sterile dressing (a band aid is ok). Don't use any topical antibiotic like bacitracin, neosporin, etc. Just keep it clean and dry until it's no longer "open" (draining). You might see a light red ring around it after a day or so, which is normal inflammation you need to heal.
Watch for signs of infection: increased pain, increased drainage or pus, swelling, redness, foul odor. At the first sign of infection, head to your doctor for a prescription for an antibiotic.
Try not to get arrested for practicing medicine without a license! ...Read more
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?
My 2yr old got chewed my mosquitoes. One on her toe seems to have formed a blood blister, should I be concerned about infection if it came from a bite?
Not if mosquito: Just watch it and apply antiseptic after cleaning it. It should go down in a couple of days. ...Read more
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 more
Saw speclist blister on big toe dr drain 2 weeks later blood blister same spot dr drain again what is going on, not due to shoes?
The blood blister:
Is a common "complication" of drainage of any blister since a needle is used blood may result!
There is probably nothing "going on"
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
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
Dermatologist question: growth on my toe right at the bed of my nail not a wart and not a blood blister, what else could it be? Can provide pic
I have an infected ingrown toe nail that has developed a painful blood blister, how can I get ride of it? Would it hurt if I tried wart freeze off?
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
Time: If the tiny blood blister is of recent onset and due to trauma, it will likely resolve and disappear with time. If the blood blister has been present for an extended period, it is possible it could represent a hemangioma (abnormal enlarged blood vessel) which should not pose a problem unless it is constantly traumatized and bleeds. Your dentist can advise you or refer you to a specialist. ...Read more
Blood blister on heel a few days ago. Ignored. Now there's a v.Painful blister with what looks white beneath the skin. Not burst. Infected? Treatment?
Drain it: If you have no medical conditions like diabetes, etc, it is generally safe to drain a blister after 2-3 days to allow the skin underneath to develop. Use a clean needle soaked for 15 minutes in isopropyl alcohol. Drain, then cover with a sterile gauze pad and some antibiotic ointment. If discomfort doesn't resolve in a few days, if it becomes red or starts draining pus, see a podiatrist promptly. ...Read more