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How To Treat A Blood Blister On The Foot
A blood blister forms when skin and small blood vessels are damaged without breaking the skin. Trapped beneath the skin surface is some blood and skin fluid. Blood blisters are commonly caused by accidents in which the skin is pinched by a tool or a heavy weight, or they may occur from constant ...Read more
Keep covered: The main risk of popped blisters associated with burns is the risk of infection. It is important to keep the area clean, covered with an antibiotic cream, and a dressing. Any loose skin can be carefully trimmed away to prevent it from trapping infection. Please see the doctor if the area is very large, gets red and tender, or has lots of drainage. ...Read more
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
Blister on heal: I do not know how you get a blister on your heal. I suspect you mean heel. Please clarify. ...Read more
Blisters: The best way to treat blisters is to prevent them in the first place. Apply moleskin to the "hot spots" on your feet prior to blister formation. If a blister forms, you can apply moleskin to minimize friction. If it is intact, do not break it. If it is broken, treat it like a minor cut or scrape by cleaning with soap and water, then apply antibiotic ointment and a sterile dressing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't do that: If you allow the infection to proceed without physician oversight and appropriate testing and antibiotic treatment you may be facing long term intravenous antibiotic therapy and possible surgery for infections of the bone (osteomyelitis). The few dollars you spend now will be only a fraction of your costs should this develop. Please get treated asap. ...Read more
First, you need to: Make sure it is indeed a ganglion cyst. Have it examined. True cysts can be drained and possibly a cortisone injection placed in there to get it to go down and hopefully stay down. On the bottom of the foot there can be fibromas, another animal entirely. But get it checked out first to make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Relieve the pressure: With sterile instrument pierce the blister roof to allow fluid to escape, cover with bandaid. ...Read more
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