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How To Heal A Blister On Your Foot
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
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
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
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
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
If: The blister has flattened about a week to dry up. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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