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How should blisters from hand foot mouth treated? Pediatricians please. 

How should blisters from hand foot mouth treated? Pediatricians please. 

No need: The blisters from hfm disease do not need to be treated. As the infection resolves over several days, the blisters will resolve on their own. I know of no specific treatment that will hasten their resolution. If there id pain or itching, these symptoms can be addressed using acetaminophen(tylenol)/ibuprofen(motrin/advil) or diphenhydramine(benadryl). ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Athletes foot : Typically does not cause a blood blister. It could cause a blister with clear fluid in it. It might be simply a blood blister from friction. ...Read more

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Toe swelling and pain==go to gp, podiatrist, ortho foot doctor?

Toe swelling and pain==go to gp, podiatrist, ortho foot doctor?

All can treat you.: Go to your gp and get a referral to see the podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist. ...Read more

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Blister on foot sole from boot, what to do?

Blister on foot sole from boot, what to do?

With a sterile: Instrument i would pierce the blister just through the roof to allow the contents to ooze out. I would not remove the roof. I would cleanse the skin first. I would not attempt this if you are diabetic or were immunocompromised without a foot doctors involvement. ...Read more

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Open area on second toe draining won't heal non diabetic?

Open area on second toe draining won't heal non diabetic?

Non-healing wound: How long have you had it? Since it is draining, was it Ever cultured .and you probably had antibiotics ? Do you have high blood pressure? Did you injure it? The best thing for you to do is to see your PCP . I think You need blood tests , cultures of the wound , possibly MRI to rule out osteomyelitis. You might even need biopsy and referral to infectious disease consultant. ...Read more

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I have a blister on foot sole from boot?

I have a blister on foot sole from boot?

If your diabetic: Don't touch it go see a podiatrist. If your not diabetic and otherwise healthy, with a sterile instrument gently pierce the roof and allow fluid to ooze out. Cover with bandaid. ...Read more

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Blister under toenail, swollen cuticle, what to do?

Soak in warm water : And see if by squeezing down on it the blister ruptures, if so apply antibiotic with bandaid.... You may need an oral antibioitc if it looks infected.... ...Read more

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Blood blister on 3rd toe of right foot should pop or what

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

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Weeping blisters ontop of foot,red toes...looks terrible.what to do??

Weeping blisters ontop of foot,red toes...looks terrible.what to do??

Depends: Depends on the etiology of the problem, and this is impossible to address, DX, in this format. You should have an exam, if there is an infection present this will need to be treated with antibiotic. If it is due to allergy, topical steroids will be Rxed. This can only be DXed with an exam. ...Read more

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Should a wart on bottom of foot be popped?

Should a wart on bottom of foot be popped?

No: If you can "pop" it, it probably is not a wart. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Doc suggests a podiatrist for injury to toes on rt foot. 2d/3d toes painful spread after sports mishap. Any advantage to podiatry as opp to ortho md?

Doc suggests a podiatrist for injury to toes on rt foot. 2d/3d toes painful spread after sports mishap. Any advantage to podiatry as opp to ortho md?

Specialist: The same principles are employed in treatment of foot and ankle conditions regardless of whether you are seen by a podiatrist or a foot and ankle orthopedist. It is important that you have a a good rapport with whomever you choose. If your pcp has suggested a particular doctor it may be because he or she has a good working relationship with that physician. ...Read more

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How to remove warts, calluses, & blisters on feet?

How to remove warts, calluses, & blisters on feet?

Quite broad question: All the conditions you are asking about can be examined by a podiatrist. The cause of each and the appropriate treatment is not the same for all. Warts are viruses resulting in a skin lesion. Calluses/corns are your skin's way of protecting itself from pressure. Blisters are breaks/peels in the skin resulting from friction but can be the result of internal injury/inflammation. Get checked. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for foot and ankle blisters?

Quite broad question: All the conditions you are asking about can be examined by a podiatrist. The cause of each and the appropriate treatment is not the same for all. Warts are viruses resulting in a skin lesion. Calluses/corns are your skin's way of protecting itself from pressure. Blisters are breaks/peels in the skin resulting from friction but can be the result of internal injury/inflammation. Get checked. ...Read more

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Does my burn require medical care if blistered?

Does my burn require medical care if blistered?

Burn degrees: Likely a second degree burn if clear blisters. Usually will heal in 1 week. Apply some antibiotic ointment. Now, if the burn is extensive or shows signs of infection including redness, pus, etc... Please see your physician. ...Read more

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How do I remove a painful foot blister?

Don't deroof it. : You don't want to deroof a blister. You can pop it, using a clean instrument, but if you're concerned (if the fluid is an unusual color, or if the surrounding skin is very red and swollen, or the blister is quite large, etc.), you may want to have your health care professional evacuate the blister for you. Keep it clean and dry as it heals. ...Read more

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Recurring water blister on hand?

Dermatology: cannot be diagnosed without direct observation. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm getting clear, painful blisters/warts on the arch of my foot. Help?

I'm getting clear, painful blisters/warts on the arch of my foot. Help?

See a foot doctor: Blisters and warts are two seperate problems both if which can be treated by foot doc or dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Skin Blisters (Definition)

Skin blister = vesicle = a fluid filled lesion on the outermost layer of ...Read more