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My Kid S Toes Get Scraped And Sometimes Bleed At The Pool
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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?
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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
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
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
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
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
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
My friend was riding a skateboard and stopped it but her flip flop blended and she cut her toe, there was bleeding alot, what are some remidies?
See details: Apply pressure to the area. If there is a laceration or the bleeding persists, see a doctor or go to the er. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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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