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Foot Blister Purple
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.
Relieve the pressure: With sterile instrument pierce the blister roof to allow fluid to escape, cover with bandaid.
See a podiatrist: You should try not to pick at blisters, especially the first 48 hours after they form, to allow the skin underneath to heal. It sounds like you may be developing a bacterial infection. Make an appt. With a podiatrist promptly to determine whether you need oral antibiotics. In the meantime, clean the blister with soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment and a bandaide or sterile dressing.See 2 more doctor answers
With sterile: Instrument pierce the roof so the fluid expels without removing the roof. Although this sounds easy, I would not recommend it in a diabetic or immunocompromised patient, they should see a foot specialist.
Blister: Trying to make things heal quicker than they should can be a prescription for disaster. See your podiatrist for assistanceSee 1 more doctor answer
SImple means: You need to identify why the blister developed and eliminate that problem. Then, the keys are to cover and protect the injured area with dressing changes every other day to allow healing. Remember that inflammation (red, hot, swollen and tender) are important parts of healing and do not necessarily mean infection. If the wound is healing, it cannot be infected. If it gets worse, see a doctor.
Pop and soak: Sterilize a needle and open the blister to remove pressure. Cool tap water soaks for 20minutes--do 2 or 3 times-will help with any swelling or tenderness. You may cover with a band aid when you have shoes or socks on, but leave open as much as possible.See 1 more doctor answer
See below: Soak in warm water with epsom salt and allow it to open on its own. Apply antiseptic and bandaid.See 1 more doctor answer
All blisters are not: All blisters are not alike. If the blister was caused by a shoe rubbing then the previous answer is good advise. But, some blisters are caused by fungal infections. If after breaking the blister itching occurred a fungal infection might be suspect. If the fluid coming out of the blister is colored and not clear it could be a minor bacterial infection. If the problem persists seek medical advise.See 1 more doctor answer
When I scratch my foot, blister-like-bumps are filled w/ blood when popped, is their any remedies to stop/soothe it without going to a derm.?
Yes...but: While "blood blisters" are common from trauma, & generally do not need specific treatment other than time, the way the question is asked concerns me. If every time you scratch or have minor trauma to your foot you get blood-filled bumps, you should be seen. I would be worried about a bleeding disorder. General wound care:soap/water/air/aloe can all help injured skin heal. Slow healing think diabetes.
Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.
Well fit walker: A well fit lace up walking shoe that accomodates your orthotic. Thick cotton socks sport tyope as an interface between foot and orthotic.See 2 more doctor answers
I had a blister on my foot for a while now. It was drained and the skin covering it peeled off. Now there is no skin on it and its purple. Is that ok?
Healing: During the healing phase the skin can have a discolored appearance. Once a blister has drained and de-roofed it typically is a matter of days before complete healing occurs. If you are concerned at all you should be seen in person or virtually for proper diagnosis and correct treatment.
See below: If bad see the doctor. Try to leave them intact. Use a gel insole for padding. Try soaking in warm water with epsom salt. This will help to dry them out. If they open apply antiseptic.