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Painful Foot Blisters
Don't deroof it. : You don't want to deroof a blister. You can pop it, using a clean instrument, but if you're concerned (if the fluid is an unusual color, or if the surrounding skin is very red and swollen, or the blister is quite large, etc.), you may want to have your health care professional evacuate the blister for you. Keep it clean and dry as it heals. ...Read more
Protect the areas: A foot blister from running (or playing tennis, or ice-skating) is just a spot on the skin where friction separated the top layer of skin from a layer underneath. After washing, one should cover the blister with a bandaid, whether the blister is intact or popped. After a week, the skin layer underneath matures into a new surface layer, and the dried top layer (the blister) will peel away. ...Read more
Blister: Trying to make things heal quicker than they should can be a prescription for disaster. See your podiatrist for assistance ...Read more
SImple means: You need to identify why the blister developed and eliminate that problem. Then, the keys are to cover and protect the injured area with dressing changes every other day to allow healing. Remember that inflammation (red, hot, swollen and tender) are important parts of healing and do not necessarily mean infection. If the wound is healing, it cannot be infected. If it gets worse, see a doctor. ...Read more
What could be the cause of recurring foot blisters on the foot? I get them on the bottoms and sides of the foot.
On the bottom of one of my foot blisters appear often. In different areas, I have never put any medications. The foot never hurts. They dry by its self
Caluses: If they are firm and non tender they could be calouses. Wearing the proper shoe size and socks can reduce these from occurring. Best wishes. ...Read more
Prevention is best.: So if certain shoes are causing them, pad the shoes or get rid of them. Sometimes two pair of socks can help when jogging. Once, they are there, with a sterile instrument pierce the roof enough to allow the fluid to escape and bandage. Do not remove the roof of the blister. ...Read more
Find the cause: Usually, blisters are the result of friction and irritation. If it's due to a specific shoe, avoid wearing it. It may be due to a part of the shoe rubbing or even the material (like an allergy). ...Read more
See below: If bad see the doctor. Try to leave them intact. Use a gel insole for padding. Try soaking in warm water with epsom salt. This will help to dry them out. If they open apply antiseptic. ...Read more
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Foot blister: Covering the blister with band-aids impregnated with compeed works well. And of course, do not allow the same friction to occur. If it was from a shoe, have it stretched away from the area that was affected. ...Read more
Relieve the pressure: With sterile instrument pierce the blister roof to allow fluid to escape, cover with bandaid. ...Read more
Rest/Better Shoes: To aid in healing rest and staff off the blisters as much as possible. To prevent recurrence get properly fitted for shoes. You may need an orthotic device to help off load the areas of pressure (pressure is what causes the blisters). ...Read more
See a podiatrist: You should try not to pick at blisters, especially the first 48 hours after they form, to allow the skin underneath to heal. It sounds like you may be developing a bacterial infection. Make an appt. With a podiatrist promptly to determine whether you need oral antibiotics. In the meantime, clean the blister with soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment and a bandaide or sterile dressing. ...Read more
Pop and soak: Sterilize a needle and open the blister to remove pressure. Cool tap water soaks for 20minutes--do 2 or 3 times-will help with any swelling or tenderness. You may cover with a band aid when you have shoes or socks on, but leave open as much as possible. ...Read more
See below: Soak in warm water with epsom salt and allow it to open on its own. Apply antiseptic and bandaid. ...Read more
All blisters are not: All blisters are not alike. If the blister was caused by a shoe rubbing then the previous answer is good advise. But, some blisters are caused by fungal infections. If after breaking the blister itching occurred a fungal infection might be suspect. If the fluid coming out of the blister is colored and not clear it could be a minor bacterial infection. If the problem persists seek medical advise. ...Read more
See a doctor: Seek treatment from your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
When I scratch my foot, blister-like-bumps are filled w/ blood when popped, is their any remedies to stop/soothe it without going to a derm.?
Yes...but: While "blood blisters" are common from trauma, & generally do not need specific treatment other than time, the way the question is asked concerns me. If every time you scratch or have minor trauma to your foot you get blood-filled bumps, you should be seen. I would be worried about a bleeding disorder. General wound care:soap/water/air/aloe can all help injured skin heal. Slow healing think diabetes. ...Read more
Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.
Well fit walker: A well fit lace up walking shoe that accomodates your orthotic. Thick cotton socks sport tyope as an interface between foot and orthotic. ...Read more
Foot spasms: Are typically seen in systemic issues. If they are regular and painful you need to be examined and proper lab work needs to get done to get a correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Check with your Podiatrist or family doctor if you are concerned! ...Read more
Cure Deep Heel Crack: Soften the hard skin around the crack with moisturizer of choice & try to remove as much as possible with a pumice stone. Mix some over the counter athlete's foot cream with the moisturizing cream. Apply with gloves-so the cream goes into your heel & not hands. A good ingredient for the moisturizing cream is urea cream. ...Read more
Sudden foot pain and numbness on sole of foot. Really painful, comes & goes over last 2 wks. Not diabetic. What could it be?
I'm taking meloxicam daily but it did not relieve the pain of my right foot. What other medication or remedy for my painful foot?
It depends: Once we know the cause of the right foot pain, it will be much easier to treat your pain. For example if you have arthritis, an NSAID like Meloxicam may be appropriate. There are many other nsaids available such as naproxen, voltaren, daypro, (oxaprozin) or motrin. However, if you have another type of pain such as neuropathy, a different treatment would be in order. ...Read more
My daughter is 5. She recently had a very swollen and painful foot for no reason. No know injury. Her esr was 95. What could cause this?
Inflammation: Swelling and elevated esr could signal an infection either in the joint or bone, or an immune type arthrtitis like rheumatoid arthritis, lyme disease, serum sickness like reaction. History as to recent drug intake, other symptoms like skin rash or sore throat, fever or swollen lymph nodes may give clues, in addition to other labs or imaging studies. ...Read more