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Is It Safe To Bust A Blood Blister On A Diabetics Foot
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It : It depends on how large the blister is and for how long it has been present. Usually, in diabetic patients, it might be better to leave the blister alone. Nevertheless, if there are signs of infection (redness surrounding the blister or pus drainage coming out), then it's better to burst the blister. In my practice, what i commonly do when I am faced with a diabetic patient who has a blood blister on his foot, i basically use a small scalpel to make a tiny incision into the blister, drain all the fluid that's inside, and then apply an antibiotic ointment with dsd over the skin. It is definitely not a good idea to try to remove the skin of the blister unless it appears very necrotic and loose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time, be sure to continue to check your feet and watch it carefully if infected or not healing see doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What should we do? Dear ask the doctor: my mom has diabetes, nuropathy. But i don't think it's related. But, she had a blood blister in the ball of her foot, under her big toe, right foot. She popped it, then puss came out. Day or two later, it started sw
It IS related: She must see a doctor as soon as possible. If she can't get an appointment, she should go the the emergency room. This is a major problem, even though it might not look as though it is. There is probably a deep infection that will have to be treated with surgery. If untreated, it could end up with an amputation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Foot felt a bit painful and i discovered I have a blood blister on the ball of the foot. Whats the best way to treat it a blister plaster?
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I developed a blood blister on the ball of my foot. What can I do to make it heal faster as I have a dance performance in 5 days? Thanks
Blood blister: You need to keep pressure off the area. Use moleskin and cut a circle in it to put over the area. Then cut a second and third moleskin in the same way. Then the pressure will be on the moleskin and not on the blood blister. If this cdoes not relieve the symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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