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Diabetic Blister On Bottom Of Toe
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.
My dad is diabetic and his left feet from his big toe has water blisters how do I treat it? We drained it but it came back please help
Tincture of time: Hi. Assuming it's not infected (they usually are not), conservative management (watch and wait) will resolve the issue. Many patients aren't that patient, however, so I will in some cases remove the top of the blister, which speeds recovery, although that is not a standard recommendation in the foot field. Watch it & make sure there are no signs of infection. I hope his diabetes is well controlled ...Read more
I have hand foot & mouth disease & i have severe blisters. Should i be concerned because i'm a diabetic & the sores on my feet/ toes are very large?
Diabetic foot: You don't need advice, you need to get to a clinician as soon as possible to evaluate your situation. Do not wait! ...Read more
My husband is diabetic and he walks a lot the other day I noticed he had a blister on his foot what can we do to avoid blisters from getting infected?
Hey-Good Pickup: You are a STAR as one of my former mentors, Dr. Henry Kaminski would always say. You've just identified one of the most important things diabetics can do (aside from watching their sugars & taking their meds) to prevent complications. Diabetic foot care requires special education, footwear, & above all, VIGILANCE and DILIGENCE. Talk to his doc or nurse & get the facts. Good luck you STAR you! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time, be sure to continue to check your feet and watch it carefully if infected or not healing see doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad is diabetic and he has water blisters on his left foot. We drained it but it came back please help?
Diabetic: Your father should be under professional help of a doctor or podiatrist. You have no business popping blisters because of spreading infection. Leave his treatment to the doctors! ...Read more