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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stick in driveway poked my toe and made a mark. No bleeding but red and open wound. Could I get balamuthia mandrillas from this? I live in Phoenix
Highly unlikely.: It is highly unlikely that your wound would be infected with B. mandrillas, as it has only affected 70 people in the US for a rate of less than 1 in 5 million. The wound should be cleaned and evaluated for the need for antibiotics. Tests for balamuthia infection are available. ...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
I went to get a pedicure on Saturday and cut my toe. It was actively bleeding when I put it in the foot bath. What are my risks? HIV, bacteria?
Foot bath: It all depends on what the foot bath contains.At best your chances of getting an infection is negligible if the bath contains a disinfectant ...Read more
If i stepped on a nail today but it didnt 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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