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Cut On My Foot Quickly Turned Black What Should I Do
Black: Not sure why it "quickly turned black"? Could be dry blood. Go to the emergency room and have someone look at it. ...Read more
My podiatrist popped a large blood blister on my foot 3.5 wk ago. The area is still numb from the procedure and the part she cut to drain is black!
Go back for follow: Up. All you state is they popped a blister, this would not involve anything put puncturing the roof of the blister which would not cause any residual numbness, so I do not believe the numbness is a result of anything the doctor did. (If that's what they did). The black color may be an eschar or scab like lesion which again may be completely normal and will heal over time o r the doc can clean it ...Read more
See below: Depending on how the initial problem was treated or if the cut became wider and deeper forming an ulcer. ...Read more
Though the chances may be small the cut needs to be examined and your tetanus brought up to date.
The consequences if ignored are great. ...Read more
Pathology: It could be a few things. It would be best to send to a professional with a very good microscope. ...Read more
There is a cut on my foot just above my big toe. I'm not feeling well. Is it ok to lay down? Or do I need to be seen?
Can I get any type of hepatitis by getting a pedicure if I have a cut on my foot? Not sure if the utensils were clean
Little or no risk: Any risk here is theoretical only. The chance the instruments were contaminated with hepatitis viruses is extremely low, and transmission probably wouldn't happen even if they were. Infection by this mechanism is extremely rare if it occurs at all. In the future, confirm the shop disinfects their instruments between customers and avoid those that don't. But don't worry about this event. ...Read more
Yesterday I was prescribed dicloxacillin for a large cut on my foot. I now have an infected bite on my ankle. Will dicloxacillin work on my bite too?
I received a small cut on my foot from a piece of dirty glass (that was in an parking lot) do I need to get a tetanus shot? Unsure of last time I got one.
Tetanus Protocol: If you can not remember the last time you had a tetanus booster. It wouldn't be a bad idea to get one. Then you'll be good for 10 years. Better safe age than sorry. ...Read more
Could a cut on my foot raise my platelets? Count of 700, wbc 13, no other symptoms. Found on routine cbc. Blood smear clean.
Not the cut: Follow it. If you are iron deficient, find the cause and get treated. You may have a check to see if a particular mutation is driving it. This is serious but probably not catastrophic. ...Read more
Hematoma: The black discoloration is bleeding. Initially after such an injury this pool of blood or hematoma can be drained. If it is already dry it may dissolve over several months. If the injury is severe the nail may fall off and you will get a new nail in 4-6 months. In severe cases a doctor may have to remove the nail in order to repair a laceration underneath. X-rays may be needed to rule out fracture. ...Read more
Antibiotic cream: If the cut is not deep clean it with soap and water and apply neosporine cream and a bandaid. Make sure to let the area get lots of air after the first few days. If the cut is deep you will need to get it stiched. ...Read more
In my files I show a pic of my foot and thier is a cut on the bottom of it I was wondering what it is?
Unable to see pic.: If it is a cut, I suppose that's what it is. ...Read more
Had an op for a trapped nerve omit my foot. Now l have more pain than ever above the area where the nerve was cut why?
Nerve surgery: It would be helpful to know where on your foot the surgery took place. Was it on the ball or inside of ankle? In either case sometimes when a nerve is intentionally cut, the ending of the nerve can form scar tissue. You should return to the surgeon expressing these issues for follow up care. ...Read more
I cut my the ball of my foot in a creek today. Not much bleeding and not very deep can see what looks like fat though. How do I go about treating it?
Ya feel lucky? Do Ya: Well, if your cut is not bleeding much and is not very deep, then you are probably not seeing fat. This could be the best thing going for you. Clean it well with soap and water, apply a topical antibiotic and cover it with an appropriate bandage. Keep an eye on it for the next couple of days. If you see signs of redness with pain, you need to have it treated by a doctor. ...Read more
I had a black dot on the bottom of my foot for 2-3 years now. I really want it remove but don't know how. It's also painless. How can I get this removed?
I stepped on a bobby pin & it got into the side of my foot I took it out but it didn't have the black paint tip on. I am afraid it stayed inside my feet?
I'm guessing...No.: You have no way of knowing if there was any paint on that area to begin with. Relax. If you are going to have a problem, you will know soon enough. Be alert to the start of swelling, redness, pain or heat in the area. Be prepared to go to the doctor at first sign of a problem. Keep us informed. ...Read more
Time to see your doc: Without looking, I can't say. But I can give you a list of some possibilities. Plantar warts often look black. Melanoma that occurs specifically on the palms and soles of feet can appear black. Blood blisters and gangrene or frostbite (but these things are not subtle), and sometimes foreign bodies like small splinters can appear as black spots. Http://www. Dermatologyoasis. Net/acral-lentiginous-melanoma/ ...Read more
Did u injure it?: Once a patient states "very swollen" and "turning black" - I would advise immediate medical attention to be on the safe side. Having said that bruising or breaking a foot can cause swelling with color changes you describe. ...Read more
Nail: Clean your foot with soap and water and keep the area clean. It depends on weather or not the nail cut you or caused a puncture wound. This is very important. A puncture wound needs medical attention asap. This type of wound could cause a deep space infection and possibly surgery. If a cut only, then after soap and water, dry with clean dry towel and apply neosporin and band aids daily. ...Read more
Up on Cripple Creek.: Depending on the severity of the cut, either handle it yourself or get to an urgent care for treatment. If capable, clean the wound with soap and water being careful to clear the wound of all debris. Apply a antibiotic ointment and sterile compression dressing. You need to check with you physician to determine when you last tetanus booster was. A dose of antibiotics may also be in order. ...Read more
If you haven't: Gotten one in 10 years its a good idea. Though, glass would not be as much of a concern as say metal. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: This may be more than just a simple puncture. Tissue or outside debris may have been implanted into the wound. You also may require a tetanus vaccination. These also easily become infected - get to a doctor. ...Read more
Depends: If it is fresh it might need stitiches. If not clean it well with soap and water, apply a topical antiseptic and dry sterile dressing. Watch for signs of infection, heat, drainage, pain, swelling. ...Read more
No: Seek out a podiatrist and have it evaluated. It may be a callous, a wart or a porokeratosis. ...Read more
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