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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I had big toenail removed there R blisters all over my toe it hurts bad?

I had big toenail removed there R blisters all over my toe it hurts bad?

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

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What is the cause of raynaud's phenomenon (purple toes)?

What is the cause of raynaud's phenomenon (purple toes)?

See below: It is a constriction of the blood vessels on exposure to cold. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and toes purple?

Why are my feet and toes purple?

Raynauds is: A possibility, dependent rubor can present this way, venous insufficiency can at times present this way. A vascular doctor is good to consult for this type of problem. ...Read more

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What are the blisters between my toes?

What are the blisters between my toes?

Blisters: Are blisters. Could come from fungus or friction. Is the fluid clear? Is the skin any different color? Are they true blisters? Fluid filled? ...Read more

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Purple sore toe?

Purple sore toe?

Pressure points: Patients who are bed bound and not being rotated consistently... Resulting in pressure points which cause skin necrosis. ...Read more

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What causes a blister on pad of big toe?

What causes a blister on pad of big toe?

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

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Why do my shoes give me blisters on my baby toes?

Too tight: The chances are that your shoes are too narrow and putting pressure on your toes creating friction and a blister. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe hurt and is purple infection?

Ingrown : These symptoms often are caused by ingrown nail. Have podiatrist check it out. ...Read more

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What are these tiny blister like bumps on my toe?

What are these tiny blister like bumps on my toe?

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

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What causes purple toe nails and how do I treat it?

See below: This could be from decreased circulation or from thin toenails that allow the color of the nailbed to show thru.

Best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Blister between my toes itches like crazy what is it?

Blister between my toes itches like crazy what is it?

A blister : You already made the diagnosis. It could be from friction and irritation or from fungus.... You can try a topical antifungal in the event is it fungus..... ...Read more

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What cream can i use i have blisters between my toes??

What cream can i use i have blisters between my toes??

U need a diagnosis-: -then there may be a treatment. If due to fungus as athletes foot, OTC treatments are plenty. Best to see a dermatologist or Ur PCP & get a diagnosis & follow their recommendations. ...Read more

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Why is my pinky toe swollen and purple? What does this mean?

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

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What can cause joing pain and small blister-like bumps on toes?

What can cause joing pain and small blister-like bumps on toes?

Hammer toes: Can cause joint pain. The bumps may be corns or dermal cysts. I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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On toe red, blister like with white dot in middle. What could this be?

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

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My son 15 years old has a two dark brown-purple spot under his big toe?

My son 15 years old has a two dark brown-purple spot under his big toe?

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

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It is a blisters on her toes an around the back of her feet wat can I do?

Shoe or fungus: Blisters are caused by excessive friction to an area on your feet, usually by wearing ill-fitting footwear.
Could also be fungal infection. Please see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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I hit my pinky toe really hard & now it hurts and its all purple and swollen?

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

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My toes turn purple, and my knee did as well last night. Is this a circulation problem?

My toes turn purple, and my knee did as well last night. Is this a circulation problem?

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

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I stubbed my pinky toe on the wall. It turn purple & red and swelled up. What should I do?

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

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more