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What causes a blister on pad of big toe?

What causes a blister on pad of big toe?

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

Dr. Philip Miller
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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


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The top of my big toe itches off and on and i scratch until it eventually causes a blister any idea its always the same toe?

The top of my big toe itches off and on and i scratch until it eventually causes a blister any idea its always the same toe?

Toe itch: This could very well be a fungal infection that is causing the itch which you scratch till the blister forms. I would try a topical antifungal cream and a powder ans see if that helps. ...Read more

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I have itching between my big toe and it has been going on for three days now. What could be the cause there is no swelling or blister?

I have itching between my big toe and it has been going on for three days now. What could be the cause there is no swelling or blister?

Tinea pedis: You may be describing tinea pedis or athlete's foot. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/athletes-foot/ds00317. There are otc medications available w/o prescription at most drug stores. Most important is to keep feet dry & be sure to wear flip flops if you shower in public areas eg gym locker rooms. ...Read more

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Skin on big toe came off. Now there is a blister. How do I treat it?

Skin on big toe came off. Now there is a blister. How do I treat it?

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 more

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Can i get advice? I've got a blister on my big toe and i want to know if there are any home remedies i can do to make it heal faster (overnight, or in a day) ?

Can i get advice? I've got a blister on my big toe and i want to know if there are any home remedies i can do to make it heal faster (overnight, or in a day) ?

If you are: Diabetic, then you see a doctor to take care of it. If you have no medical problems you can use a sterile needle and with the very tip pierce the roof slighly enough to get the fluid to ooze out. Then cover with a bandaid. Do not remove the roof of the blister. ...Read more

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I am a runner. Should i pop a blister on my big toe or leave it alone?

I am a runner. Should i pop a blister on my big toe or leave it alone?

Leave it alone: It is best to leave it alone so it dries out from the inside. In the long run it will be less painful than if you pop it. ...Read more

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My 2nd toe is always rubbing against my big toe, now I have a painfull blister that is soft with a black dot in the middle?

Corn: This is a corn with the black dot indicating that the rubbing caused some bleeding to the toe and under the thick skin or corn. This is an easy and painless fix for any podiatrist. You will be on your feet quickly. ...Read more

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Popped blister on big toe side. Now its hard almost like callous. Been about 5 days now. Is this normal? Not painful really.

Popped blister on big toe side. Now its hard almost like callous. Been about 5 days now. Is this normal? Not painful really.

Callosity: A blister is from acute friction. A callosity, the hard part, is from chronic friction. Check your footwear. Check the size against a Bannock device found in most shoe stores and get a pair the is IMMEDIATELY comfortable. Don't worry about length of shoe by feeling where your toe are. I would guess your shoe was too narrow. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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