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Purple Blister On Toe
3 months ago I got a blister on my pinky toe, hiking. Now it is purple & hurts terribly if bumped. Is it really a blister and how should I treat it?
Go to the : Foot doctor and get looked at, stop self treating before your make it worse. ...Read more
My big toe had blisters that have turned purple and the surrounding skin has hardened, and is burning and itching terribly. What is going on?
First off, you don't:
Report any medical history. In the event you are diabetic you must see a foot doc.
In the event you aren't, still a good idea but often can manage o your own. It is possible the purple is secondary to some blood. If the skin hardened you can file it down with an Emory board. Any open areas cover with a bandage and monitor for infection. ...Read more
I have this spot on my toe. I thought it was a mosquitto bc it itched bad w no color. Now its dark red almost purple. Not a blister. Above nail bed.
Does your dog bite ?: It still could be a bite of some sort. You are seeing a localized inflammatory reaction to a foreign protein possibly being introduced to your toe. There is dilation of the blood vessels and possible sub-dermal bleeding. Warm compresses may speed the resolution of the condition. If there is no improvement soon then it would be best to see your doctor. ...Read more
I had a blister on my foot for a while now. It was drained and the skin covering it peeled off. Now there is no skin on it and its purple. Is that ok?
Healing: During the healing phase the skin can have a discolored appearance. Once a blister has drained and de-roofed it typically is a matter of days before complete healing occurs. If you are concerned at all you should be seen in person or virtually for proper diagnosis and correct treatment. ...Read more
Wearing winter boots, my little toe went from red to purplish red and burns like on fire. Skin crusted then peeled off and now burns again. Blister?
Have checked,: Especially if it continues to stay a purplish color. This could be a number of things, from simple skin irritation to an infection to vascular issues. Did it get excessively cold at any time, frostbite? Just be sure as necrosis can set in quickly. Sorry I cannot help more without seeing it, but my safest recommendation would be to have it looked at. ...Read more
2 months ago I wore flats for 3hrs. I thought was a blister on the side of my foot under my pinky toe. It swelled & is now purplish. Is it a bunion?
See doctor: If you are having blisters all over your toe after having the nail removed you need to get back to the surgeon who removed your nail. ...Read more
See below: It is a constriction of the blood vessels on exposure to cold. ...Read more
Pressure: Too much pressure for some reason / tight heel cord contributes to this / if left alone it could result in an ulcer leading to infection and worse problems this is worse for diabetics/ please get this checked soon with family doc or orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist sooner is better than later ...Read more
Many possible causes: There are many types and causes of skin blisters or rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
More info: Was there any trauma? Swelling and bruise could be a fracture, contusion and other causes but can answer better with more information. ...Read more
Hammer toes: Can cause joint pain. The bumps may be corns or dermal cysts. I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Insect bite: In my office lately I have seen blisters with central white dots and they are from insect bites. Also, a red blister with a white dot could be a sign of some pus inside the blister. Watch the redness, if it looks like it is spreading around the blister this could be a sign of infection. If you suspect an infection see your pcp. ...Read more
Spots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Apply antibiotic: And a bandage. Keep watchful eye on it. ...Read more
Prob broken: Sounds like you may have broken your toe. It's a good idea to get x-Rays done to see the extent of the damage. GENTLY tape your pinky toe to your 4th toe and wear protective footwear, but nothing that's going to put pressure on it. ...Read more
Yes: Probably venous as well -- go see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
It may be: Yes, this may be. See your primary as soon as you can for a full evaluation. There may be underlying causes that may need further treatment and extensive workup. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Don't punt....: I did the same thing on a house post. I ended up breaking it. There is not much you can do for a broken little toe other than ice, rest and wear the most comfortable shoes. It may get better in 3-5 weeks. If not, find a Podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more