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Subsequent to stepping on a nail, how long will it take my foot to heal?

Subsequent to stepping on a nail, how long will it take my foot to heal?

It depends: Did you need antibiotics? Was there an infection? Did you get a tetanus shot? What part of the foot? Was there any soft tissue injury? How far in did it get? Where you barefoot or in shoes? ...Read more

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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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How many days should it take an open blister on foot to heal?

How many days should it take an open blister on foot to heal?

Provided it is in a-: -non wt bearing area, and not irritated by shoe wear, it should heal in a few days, 3-6. Under the blister is pink skin & this needs 2 B exposed 2 the air, & apply Silvadine cream if available. Keep clean with soap & h20. This skin needs a 2 mature. If it is irritated by walking put tape over it 2 protect it from damage. Remove tape clean & leave open 2 air. These blisters treated thus take longr ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to heal a large/open foot blister quickly?

I need some tips on how to heal a large/open foot blister quickly?

Blister: Trying to make things heal quicker than they should can be a prescription for disaster. See your podiatrist for assistance ...Read more

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How to heal a red blister on lip?

How to heal a red blister on lip?

see your dentist: You should see your dentist to make sure it is not a vascular lesion. If it is a simple blister from trauma it generally resolves in 7-10 days. Many over the counter products will work. The general rule is to keep the area clean and avoid irritation. ...Read more

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How to heal a bone bruise on the balls of your feet?

How to heal a bone bruise on the balls of your feet?

Protect it: Protect the injured area with metatarsal pads or a padded orthotic to wear in your shoe. May also want to add in an over the counter anti inflammatory medication if not allergic. ...Read more

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How long wil it take broken skin or a cut on your lip to heal?

How long wil  it take broken skin or a cut on your lip to heal?

Usually a few days.: Unless chronically irritated, chewed, or reinjured, small lip cuts heal within a few days. Keep a small dab of Bacitracin on it to keep it moist and protected (and it keeps you from licking or chewing it--tastes bad). If it doesn't heal or comes back, you might be dealing with something else--have it checked out by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to treat a wart on your finger?

How to treat a wart on your finger?

You can use over the: Counter products or your dermatologist will have a larger array of treatments available like liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy), electrocautery, laser or other other medications. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a blister on your foot is infected?

How can you tell if a blister on your foot is infected?

Signs/Symptoms: A blister that is infected typically will have some drainage that is purulant (pus-like) and will be associated with erythema (redness and heat). The redness may be on the blister as well as the surrounding skin. Swelling is present, and it tends to be sensitive to touch. If in doubt, have your doctor check it! ...Read more

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How to treat a shoe blister on the back of my ankle?

How to treat a shoe blister on the back of my ankle?

Blisters: Usually friction blisters should be drained raving the skin intact ( except diabetics) then avoid pressure in that area until the wound heals. Mole skin or silicone over the area can prevent reoccurance. ...Read more

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How to drain a boil on your knee?

How  to drain a boil on your knee?

See a doctor: Don't take a chance with your health. Diy is not a good idea with any medical procedure. ...Read more

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How might you heal a open wound on the back of your leg?

How might you heal a open wound on the back of your leg?

What's the cause?: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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What should you put on a broken toe to make it heal?

What should you put on a broken toe to make it heal?

Tape splint/: "buddy taping to the next toe will provide support to the fracture and partial pain relief. ...Read more

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How to treat a blister on my gums?

Canker sores: I've tried many things but this is what i've found most helpful: use natural toothpaste without sodium lauralates, take probiotics or yogurt, apply liquid seal like zilactin to protect from biting/irritating, avoid ones with pain killers like Benzocaine as it irritates more than any pain relief. ...Read more

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How long does a slightly cut tendon on the hand take to heal?

How long does a slightly cut tendon on the hand take to heal?

How slight?: A very small injury ca heal quickly with prompt range of motion exercises instituted immediately with some lifting restrictions. When more of the tendon is injured, concerns for rupture arise nd will prompt more restricted limitations. ...Read more

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How much time it take for a small burn marks on cheek to heel complete,what fasten it heeling?

How much time it take for a small burn marks on cheek to heel complete,what fasten it heeling?

Depends: It depends on what you call a small burn mark. Is it a burn or. a scar left by a burn.If it is a burn how did it happen and how deep it is or was.And if it is a scar,how old is the scar.Since we don't have information ,I advice you consult your doctor or a dermatologist to get the answer to your question ...Read more

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About how long will it take for a deep gash on the back of her hand to heal?

About how long will it take for a deep gash on the back of her hand to heal?

Depends: Where is it, has it been sutured, is there any evidence of injury to vital structures (tendons, nerves, bones?) all of these questions need to be answered to give you an intelligent estimate of healing time and potential. ...Read more

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How to heal a blister without popping?

How to heal a blister without popping?

Leave it alone: A simple blister, that is one that is not in an area that is constantly under pressure, such as on the buttock, will gradually subside in size and begin to heal from within. Popping it, though tempting, is only cosmetic, and if you are in any way immunocompromised puts you at risk of infection. So leave it alone, and if it is sore or red, apply a little topical Bacitracin to keep the skin soft. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a blister on the roof of mouth take to heal?

How long will it take for a blister on the roof of mouth take to heal?

Up to 14 days: The rule of thumb in dentistry is that any soft tissue issue should heal in 14 days. If not you should see your dentist immediately. If the lesion is painful a laser can be used to not only help reduce pain but also speed up healing. ...Read more

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