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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?

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

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Blood Blister (Definition)

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


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Is blood blister on toe pop or not?

Is blood blister on toe pop or not?

You can or : Let it absorb. If you do pop it use sterile needle and leave roof on to protect. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How to speed recovery of blood blister on big toe?

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

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How long will it take for the small blood blister on my toe to go away?

How long will it take for the small blood blister on my toe to go away?

Depends how you : Treat it. If it is drained, rather quickly. But, you need to use sterile instruments or see doctor. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a blood blister on the toe and gangrene?

What's the difference between a blood blister on the toe and gangrene?

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 more

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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?

Bleeding Uncontrol: You definitely need to go to an er where they will clean up the wound, assess for deeper problems (?Mri), and put a coagulant on it like prothrombin powder. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can i go for a run if i have a large blood blister on my big toe? i currently have ice on it

Can i go for a run if i have a large blood blister on my big toe? i currently have ice on it

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

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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