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I have a huge blister on the sole of my foot that is throbbing with shooting pains. It is almost unbearable. Is there anything I can do to help?

I have a huge blister on the sole of my foot that is throbbing with shooting pains. It is almost unbearable. Is there anything I can do to help?

Blister: If the blister is very large it's best to have a physician remove some of the fluid and give you instructions on avoiding pressure on it and how to prevent secondary infection of the blistered area. ...Read more

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A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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I got a bite from a black ant and it really itches. My finger feels like it is throbbing a little. I was wondering if I should pop the blister and how?

I got a bite from a black ant and it really itches. My finger feels like it is throbbing a little. I was wondering if I should pop the blister and how?

No: Leave the blister alone. You can apply anti-itch cream or medication to relieve the discomfort, but the blister will eventually open on its own or recede. Popping it may make it more prone to secondary infection. ...Read more

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My lip keeps throbbing and coming up in bumps which never blister, but there is a constant tingle. Is this herpes?

My lip keeps throbbing and coming up in bumps which never blister, but there is a constant tingle. Is this herpes?

Lips tingling /throb: Could be try lysine 500 mg 3 tabs x 5 days then 1 tab a day x 30 days f/u with doc ...Read more

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How to sleep with a broken wrist? Constant throbbing and the splint gives my thumb redness and blisters. Are there any good positions?

How to sleep with a broken wrist? Constant throbbing and the splint gives my thumb redness and blisters. Are there any good positions?

Let me explain: I do agree with answer, I have another tip to add:
rapp thin pillow around your forearm, secure with safety pins to keep it around, when you go to sleep, the arm will stay up your level all night. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could my pulsing toothache be from cavity or something else?

Could my pulsing toothache be from cavity or something else?

Depends: May be a toothache, treatable with a dental filling or an infection that requires an extraction or root canal treatment. See a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What would cause a very mild pulsing feeling in penis?

What would cause a very mild pulsing feeling in penis?

Pulsing in penis: Usually this would be the early sign of arousal. Anything interesting going on? ...Read more

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What is cause or symptom of left wrist pulsing without pain?

What is cause or symptom of left wrist pulsing without pain?

Artery or nerve: Sometimes irritated nerves can cause muscle to twitch or perhaps one of the arteries in your left wrist is closer to the skin. It is nothing to worry about unless you have deteriorated strength or coordination ...Read more

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What could be causing this weird pulsing pain in my left temple?

What could be causing this weird pulsing pain in my left temple?

Lots of things: It could be anything from arthritis to nothing. Your doctor will be able to at least start you on the right path. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I can see pulsing on one side of neck but not the other?

Should I be concerned if I can see pulsing on one side of neck but not the other?

Yes: Looking at additional information you entered chances are that you might have extra fluid in your circulatory system. This is reflected by pulsation on your neck predominantly on r side. Whether this sx need to be trated is subject of evaluation and clinical judjement by your primary doctor and/or cardiologist. Please go to them and address your concerns. ...Read more

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I am feeling a pulsing pain on the right side of my neck, I just took some advil?

I am feeling a pulsing pain on the right side of my neck, I just took some advil?

Pulsation: Pulsating pain. Although you can have a primary problem with your artery. Probably the pain is from a lymphnode close to the artery, or perhaps sore muscle. ...Read more

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I have a strong headache since two days and I feel my head pulsing only on one side?

I have a strong headache since two days and I feel my head pulsing only on one side?

Possibly migraine: It sounds like a migraine headache, but if you never had such before you should get it evaluated! ...Read more

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My babys soft spot on his head keeps pulsing up and down like a pulse is that normal?

My babys soft spot on his head keeps pulsing up and down like a pulse is that normal?

Yes: The soft spot is are region of the skull where the bones are not yet developed but will grow in with time. Major blood channels are located in this region, and the area will pulsate with the heart beat and with breathing in a normal manner. In cases of severe brain pressure the soft spot can bulge and the pulsing may stop. This becomes a serious problem that needs urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 29. Experiencing pulsing in the anus. I have not been sexually active in a while?

Hi. I'm 29. Experiencing pulsing in the anus. I have not been sexually active in a while?

Pulsating pain: You probably have anal fissure. You need to take stool softener, drink a lot fluids, and try to relax when you go to the bathroom. ...Read more

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Just recently I have noticed a pulsing feeling in my left leg, it is not there all the time though?

Just recently I have noticed a pulsing feeling in my left leg, it is not there all the time though?

Where?: It is normal (but hard to find) a pulse in your leg. Common areas where it may be felt is in the crease in your groin (femoral artery), behind your knee (popliteal artery), on the top of you foot (dorsalis pedis) and behind the inside of your ankle (posterior tibialis). If you still have any concern, ask your family doctor to palpate the area in question. ...Read more

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What does a pulsing or throbbing pain mean in my left ovary area? What would cause this out of the blue?

What does a pulsing or throbbing pain mean in my left ovary area? What would cause this out of the blue?

Ovary: Ovarian cyst would be likely, however It would be wise to check a home pregnancy test to make sure not ectopic. Infection or other problems with gu, GI or even blood vessel problem. ...Read more

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I can see and feel my heartbeat in my abdomen when I lie down. It's just pulsing up and down with beat, is that normal?

I can see and feel my heartbeat in my abdomen when I lie down. It's just pulsing up and down with beat, is that normal?

No: This type symptoms and generally can mean something or can be normal in a very thin person. See a primary care doctor in person for a specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have a pulsing in the back of my right calf. Feels like a phone vibrating at 1 to 3 second intervals. What could it be?

I have a pulsing in the back of my right calf. Feels like a phone vibrating at 1 to 3 second intervals. What could it be?

Vascular malfomation: Might be an aneurysm or vascular malformation. Best to see your doctor who can order an ultrasound to find out. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in one part of my head pulsing every hr or so then goes away. Also feeling quite weak. What could this be?

I have sharp pain in one part of my head pulsing every hr or so then goes away. Also feeling quite weak. What could this be?

Can be migraine,,: This can easily be a migraine as the symptoms you've described fit it quite well. A visit to your doctor is in order to not only find out what can be prescribed to you that best helps it, but also to rule our anything else, especially if this pain gets worse. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Those last few days I have a light itchiness in my anus together with biting crawling and pulsing sensation. What could it be?

Those last few days I have a light itchiness in my anus together with biting crawling and pulsing sensation. What could it be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination, however your description suggests hemorrhoids. You may try over the counter remedies for hemorrhoids. If that does not resolve the matter in a week, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have been feeling painless pressure along with a pulsing sensation in the mid- lower section of my spine and was wondering why?

I have been feeling painless pressure along with a pulsing sensation in the mid- lower section of my spine and was wondering why?

Have your doc take a: Look. Monitor your temperature, watch for any neurologic or musculoskeletal symptoms. Have you had any infections over the past year? ...Read more

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I'm feeling a strong pulsing in the upper topside of my left thigh. There's no pain associated but curious as what could be causing this?

I'm feeling a strong pulsing in the upper topside of my left thigh. There's no pain associated but curious as what could be causing this?

Possible muscular: Twitch or spasm. The only major pulsing artery in your upper thigh area would be the femoral artery, which is actually only felt in your groin area. This is probably a muscle spasm or twitching. ...Read more

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What could cause a severe stabbing pulsing pain in central lower back, it happened after a confrontation traumatic for me, crippling pain?

What could cause a severe stabbing pulsing pain in central lower back, it happened after a confrontation traumatic for me, crippling pain?

Needs immediate eval: This sound like nerve pain secondary to any trauma ; however, demands further evlation including xray and MRI of the spine. I would caution immedaite evlauation by orthopedics. Ok to use aleve (naproxen) if you are not allegic or taking blood thinners. Do not ignore this pain. ...Read more