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Doctor insights on: My Husband Has Very Large Friction Blisters On His Feetwhat Can I Do About Them

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My husband has very large friction blisters on his feet..What can I do about them?

My husband has very large friction blisters on his feet..What can I do about them?

Running?: This is a difficult situation. Leaving them alone will be very uncomfortable; opening them with a heated needle will deflate them but render them susceptible to bacterial contamination. You can use an antibacterial ointment after draining these. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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Whats a friction blister?

Whats a friction blister?

Friction blister: Intense rubbing can cause a blister, as can any friction on the skin if continued long enough. This kind of blister is most common after walking long distances or wearing a poorly-tuned new pair of shoes. Blisters are most common on the hands and feet, as these extremities are susceptible while walking, running, or performing repetitive motions. ...Read more

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The skin came off a friction blister 10 days ago been putting neo and bandage on it. It's starting to itch badly and has small red patches in it. Help?

The skin came off a friction blister 10 days ago been putting neo and bandage on it. It's starting to itch badly and has small red patches in it. Help?

Normal healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The nerves in the area respond to this inflammation in varying intensity as things heal from pain to itching and possibly with numbness. This is a normal part of healing. ...Read more

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I had a friction blister on my penis and popped it without thinking. What should i do to treat it? Neosporin?

I had a friction blister on my penis and popped it without thinking. What should i do to treat it? Neosporin?

Vaseline is better: I would avoid activity that would involve more friction with your penis for at least a week. I would recommend applying vaseline or aquaphor ointment daily. Neosporin might be okay, but I have seen many people have an allergic reaction to Neosporin. Also, it's unusual to get a friction blister on the penis. I would recommend having this evaluated by a dermatologist, especially if this recurs. ...Read more

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Got a friction blister on hand it's now gone flat and turned brown is this normal .?

Got a friction blister on hand it's now gone flat and turned brown is this normal .?

Blister cap...: Yes. This is often how blisters resolve themselves. If any signs of infection should occur, see your doctor or consult with a Healthtap specialist. ...Read more

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I had sex with my wife, oral too, after i had a red blister on my fore skin, its painless, its been two days, friction blister? Help please

I had sex with my wife, oral too, after i had a red blister on my fore skin, its painless, its been two days, friction blister? Help please

Yes: Most likely this is from vigorous sex with friction. Keep it clean with soap and water, apply a little Neosporin or bacitracin until healed. If it doesn't heal in 5-7 days, or you get more of them, see your doctor. Use of a lubricant such as KY jelly can help prevent this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi I had unprotected sex, about 24 hours later I noticed blisters on my foreskin. I am unsure if it's due to the friction or an std?

Hi I had unprotected sex, about 24 hours later I noticed blisters on my foreskin. I am unsure if it's due to the friction or an std?

Unlikely STD: As herpes would be the most common STD causing a blistering rash, but the forearm would be a very atypical location. Additionally, on average people have 3-6 day incubation period from exposure to the virus till symptoms are manifested, within 24 hours is too soon. ...Read more