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Should I Break The Blister On My Heel
My 11 year old broke his leg Sunday....a spiral tibia break he had a lot of swelling and a blister from the swelling....today he has a low grade fever?
Have him seen: You want to make sure there is no infection involving the overlying skin or fracture site. All the best. ...Read more
I have a very red very large very painful blister on my heel. Will polybacitrin make it less painful?
The blister on my heel pop said there's pus coming out of it what do I do to keep from getting infected?
If there is pus...: It already is infected. It needs to be drained and cleaned for the infection to go away. If it spreads into the deeper tissue, you will need to take an antibiotic to get rid of it. Use warm water soaks with some epsom salts, dish soap, or even a splash of vinegar (most bacteria aren't that tolerant of an acid environment). Keep the pus draining out of the hole that's already there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. Protect it well. The blister will gradually resolve with time. Check your shoe fit, may be tight, may have something in it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hello - i walked on hot asphalt and i now have a clear blister on my heel the size of a nickel. It's unbroken for now. How can I take care if it?
I have a blister on my heel. The skin has rubbed away and the whole area of my heel is now red, swollen and hot. I cannot put much weight on it either and limp when I walk.
You can pad: the area with clean gauze. If the boots allow for it - consider wearing extra pairs of socks as padding. ...Read more
I have a 2 day old blister on my heel that and the skin has been removed. It is red, very painful and weeping. I am immunocompromised. Should i go to urgent care?
See below: If these are occurring constantly then you need to figure out if a particular pair of shoes is causing them. If not try a pair of gel heel cups or innersoles to reduce the friction. ...Read more
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. Protect it well. The blister will gradually resolve with time. Check your shoe fit, may be tight, may have something in it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm training for a 5k in November. I get blisters on the back of my heels where my shoes rub against them. How can I alleviate the pain?
Heel blister: How i stop heel blistering is simple. Soak the feet in epsin salt 15 min daily. Then apply a ag hydroarmor blister sticker from pedinol pharm. Make sure your shoegear fits you properly and that your not sliding in your shoe. Finally apply mole skin when the blister is in the chronic or healing phase. ...Read more
I had a blister on the back of my heel after walking around all day, still there after a few weeks and it turned black and kind of sunk in.
I got blisters .....: It sounds like old blood trapped beneath a resolving blister cap. Because of the time frame and lack of signs of acute inflammation, I think your home free. Don't mess with the cap unless it begins to fall off. There a great blister protection patches available for your heels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a whit patch on my right heel about 1cm in diameter it gets painful but not a blister it's just skin it's like my heel is slowly turning white.
Right heel: Please have your doctor refer you to a foot specialist. Everything should work out OK! ...Read more
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