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Treating A Blood Blister On The Toe
The : 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
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
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.
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
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
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
Possible Biopsy: Discoloration and spotting on the soles of the foot can be problematic and will need additional work-up. Normally the soles of the foot have no pigment and if there are discoloration then you would need to see a podiatrist or dermatologist for examination and possible biopsy of the lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nail growing into : Skin, vs a fluid filled sac of blood, the title speaks for itself. ...Read more
Possible scar: If the most superficial layer of skin is involved in the blistering the chances of scaring are low, but the deeper the involvement in the skin the higher the chances of scaring. If the pressure or shearing forces creating the blister are repetitive in the same area, then callus will form thickening the skin and changing its normal appearance. ...Read more
Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?
Type 1diabetic. Skin on bottom of second toe rough and cracked open. Whats the best waycto treat it. Dr appt on 2/6. ?
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