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My kid's toes get scraped and sometimes bleed at the pool. Is that normal and can it be prevented?

My kid's toes get scraped and sometimes bleed at the pool. Is that normal and can it be prevented?

Happens: Minor scrapes, cuts and other abrasions can and do happen at places like the pool. These are hard to prevent because kids play so hard. The best thing you can do is clean them well, apply a topical antibiotic ointment and cover with a bandaid. Contact your pediatrician or a foot specialist if anything looks concerning. ...Read more

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I cut my foot in the pool and it was bleeding could it get infected from the chlorine?

I cut my foot in the pool and it was bleeding could it get infected from the chlorine?

Just the opposite: Chlorine is in pools as a disinfectant, i.e. it kills bacteria and viruses. The chance of infection from a cut in a chlorinated pool less than it would be otherwise, not more. If the cut is large enough that you think it might need stitches, visit an emergency room or urgent care clinic. Otherwise, just use a bandaid and keep it clean and dry. ...Read more

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If I cut my toe n the bleeding hasn't stop after two days can I still get stitches?

If I cut my toe n the bleeding hasn't stop after two days can I still get stitches?

Yes: A few blood tests may also be warranted to make sure your blood clotting factors are working and ensure no underlying problem making you prone to foot injury (eg decreased nerve sensation in the foot). ...Read more

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6 year old bleeding bottom big toe every time he goes to the pool?

6 year old bleeding bottom big toe every time he goes to the pool?

Avoid the pool: Have his toe examined by his pediatrician or a podiatrist. There may be a small fissure/cut that may be present. Any opening in the skin can risk entry of bacteria and can risk an infection. ...Read more

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I have I think something called a callus on my small toe where it rubs my shoe, what to do to get rid of it. I have new shoe now the above pretty says it. How can I hurry up to get this skin soft without scraping it, that just sounds gross. What is the be

I have I think something called a callus on my small toe where it rubs my shoe, what to do to get rid of it. I have new shoe now the above pretty says it. How can I hurry up to get this skin soft without scraping it, that just sounds gross. What is the be

Best way to get: Rid of this is to see a podiatrist and have a small operation to remove the point bone causing the problem. This will get rid of the problem permenantly. Otherwise, wear shoes that don't rub on your toe, which is often difficult, or buy a silicone toe sleeve. For the corn itself, file it with an emory board. ...Read more

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I sliced my toe on a dirty wooden box and it started bleeding. I cleaned 2 hours later with alcohol. Is there a chance that I could get a bad infection?

I sliced my toe on a dirty wooden box and it started bleeding. I cleaned 2 hours later with alcohol. Is there a chance that I could get a bad infection?

Even Odds.: There is always a chance of an infection, no matter what the conditions are. Washing the area with soap and water helps, as does an alcohol bath. You next move is to keep an eye out for the classic signs of cellulitis or infection. Just to remind you, look for redness, swelling, pain and heat. Get to your doctor at the first sign of change. No time to waste. ...Read more

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My husband's had what looks like a blood blister for 2 weeks on his big toe. It is bleeding very heavy and can't get it to stop. What is it? Why?

My husband's had what looks like a blood blister for 2 weeks on his big toe. It is bleeding very heavy and can't get it to stop. What is it? Why?

Bleeding Uncontrol: You definitely need to go to an er where they will clean up the wound, assess for deeper problems (? Mri), and put a coagulant on it like prothrombin powder. ...Read more

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Hit little toe up wall caused pain and bleeding whenever I first get up in the morning I get pins and needles in that foot Nerve damage?

Hit little toe up wall caused pain and bleeding whenever I first get up in the morning I get pins and needles in that foot Nerve damage?

Toe pain: Whenever you bang your foot or toe against a hard object, such as a wall, you can cause some damage to the nerve endings of the foot and or toe. If the pain persists, you must have an XRAY and have your foot examined. Do you also have diabetes? This can also cause numbness in the feet. You may also need a NCS test of the nerves. See a Podiatrsit ASAP. ...Read more

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Can you get tetanus from a small cut on you foot if it is not bleeding?

Can you get tetanus from a small cut on you foot if it is not bleeding?

That is possible: From a puncture wound. Get another tetanus shot if you don't know when you had your last one or it has been more than ten years. ...Read more

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If I stepped on a nail today but it didn't puncture my foot do I still have to get a tetanus shot. It did not bleed?

If I stepped on a nail today but it didn't puncture my foot do I still have to get a tetanus shot. It did not bleed?

If greater than 10yr: If it's been greater than 10yrs since last tetanus shot, use this opportunity as a gentle reminder to update your vaccination status. ...Read more

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I rusty nail just went through my flip flop and poked my foot and made it bleed do I have to get a tetanus shot now?

I rusty nail just went through my flip flop and poked my foot and made it bleed do I have to get a tetanus shot now?

Yes: If you have not had one in the past 5 years, you need to get one in the next 24 hours, the sooner the better. Also, flip-flop wounds are very dirty. Make sure you thoroughly clean out the wound with antibacterial soap and monitor very closely for redness, drainage, fever. These type puncture wounds are very prone to infection! ...Read more

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I'm worried because my foot's thumb get hurt by a cow feet on it and giving pain and bleeding. What to do, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my foot's thumb get hurt by a cow feet on it and giving pain and bleeding. What to do, what do you suggest?

Crushed toe: Medical evaluation can determine if you have fracture. Fractures with broken skin usually need antibiotics. If you were barefoot - then you will need a tetanus shot if it has been > 10 years since last one or if you don't know when you last had a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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Is bleeding after colposcopy (cervical scraping) normal?

Is bleeding after colposcopy (cervical scraping) normal?

Normal: It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which is uncomfortable, but lasts ...Read more

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Stomped toe. Was bleeding now just a water. Comming out?

Stomped toe. Was bleeding now just a water. Comming out?

Possible infection: Any type of drainage even if it looks like water can be signs of infection. See doc that will take a culture of the drainage and likely antibiotics. ...Read more

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What should I do about bleeding in between toes?

Deep skin fissures: They need to be protected from getting infected, a bacterial infection of the skin needs to be ruled out for efficient treatment, the fungal presence in those areas is usually the initial culprit of this condition. ...Read more

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How can I make a small cut on my toe stop bleeding?

How can I make a small cut on my toe stop bleeding?

Compression: Elevation and ice. (bandage it as well). If its that deep though you should have it checked out and you may need a tetanus shot depending on how it happened. ...Read more

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I cut my toe and its still bleeding - how long is this ok?

I cut my toe and its still bleeding - how long is this ok?

For few minutes: As first aid you have to apply pressure on it to stop bleeding then go to er or urgent care for treatment. ...Read more

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Why is it that I bleed under my toes if I haven't injured them?

Why is it that I bleed under my toes if I haven't injured them?

Your shoes may be: Too tight or too big for that matter...Need to check the correct size. There are certain medical conditions that could cause subungual hemmorhaging as well.
So if it is not mechanically related you should follow up with a doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter has cuts on the bottom of her toes what could it be and how do I treat it they are bleeding and the cut is quite big?

My daughter has cuts on the bottom of her toes what could it be and how do I treat it they are bleeding and the cut is quite big?

How did she get them: Sometimes "cuts" are openings caused by fungus, other times they could be from excessively dry skin, or even from skin conditions like psoriasis. Or they could be a legitimate cut. If bleeding apply pressure, antibiotic and a bandage.
That would be the acute treatment and once bleeding stops should determine the cause to provide proper treatment. ...Read more

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My husband has a cut under his right toe. It is not bleeding but the cut is 1 inch long but it is open and hurts. What we should do? Need advise.

My husband has a cut under his right toe. It is not bleeding but the cut is 1 inch long but it is open and hurts. What we should do? Need advise.

It really depends...: The length of the cut is not as crucial as the depth. If the cut is more than a few hours old, not more than 1/8" deep, not getting red, and he can still move the toe normally with his mind, then clean with soap/water. Put antibiotic cream/band-aid daily for 7 dyas then air. If not all of above, or any redness, pain, swelling see dr. Immediately. Tough to answer without examining... ...Read more

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Stubbed my toe and have bleeding under the toe. Anything I can do?

Stubbed my toe and have bleeding under the toe. Anything I can do?

Yes: I assume the blood is under the nail. If the injury is more than 48 hours old its hard to drain. I suggest you soak in domeboro solution. You can purchase it otc. ...Read more

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My toe nail is bleeding underneath it, how do I clean it off?

If dried: If the blood has dried, and it is not taking up over 50% of the nail, I would just leave it alone. Eventually it will grow out and you can trim it as it goes. If it is taking up most of the nail, there is a good chance the nail will eventually fall off. I would see a podiatrist if this is the case. ...Read more

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When I have a bowl movement it feels like scraping inside of my anus and there is also bleeding after.?

When I have a bowl movement it feels like scraping inside of my anus and there is also bleeding after.?

Hemorrhoids: Could be some Hemorrhoids acting up. Try some stool softeners, Sitz baths and suppositories. If not better, see your physician. ...Read more

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I have 3 redish itchy lumps on my toes, they don't seem abnormal and are not bleeding, what are they and how do I treat them?

I have 3 redish itchy lumps on my toes, they don't seem abnormal and are not bleeding, what are they and how do I treat them?

Athlete's foot?: At your age they are probably the beginning of minor athlete's foot fungal infection. Get antifungal cream & put on sparingly, but consistently 2x per day, itching should stop, but cont. Cream 2 weeks longer. Dry feet well. Disinfect shoes with lysol spray. If spreads go to dr. If doesn't respond go to dr. ...Read more

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Toe/toenail bleeding quite a bit for some reason. What should I do?

See a podiatrist: Perhaps you injured the toe more severely than you can tell at this point. Proud flesh can result, and it can bleed or drain over time. Plus, a podiatrist can evaluate it and make sure it is not a more serious problem. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for puncture wound of toe? Its not bleeding.

What is the best treatment for puncture wound of toe? Its not bleeding.

Depends: You need to clean the wound and if you canseethe punture site apply an antiseptic to it.
I would make sure that your tetanus vaccination is up to date. ...Read more

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