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Toe Blister Treatment
I've started running more often than usual lately and I've developed this good sized blood blister on my toe that really hurts . Any fast treatments ?
See below: Try to leave it intact. Soak in warm water with epsom salt to dry it out. Apply antiseptic and bandaid. ...Read more
I have a small area of pinpoint sized blisters on the side of my large toe. Slightly swollen skin, but no pain or itching. Any causes or treatments?
Blister: Blisters are usually caused by friction and moisture. You may have rubbing in your shoes due to both the shoe and your foot shape. Try uses spray deodorant to decrease moisture, then change up shoe gears or use wider shoes. Lastly if continues, see your doctor for possible imaging and evaluation. Hope that helps! ...Read more
If i've broken my toe what are signs that its a more serious break that needs more than home treatment?
NEEDS TO BE SEEN: An xray will be able to tell 'the seriousness of the fracture' such as displacement or comminution. Displacement is when the bones are 'shifted' and less likely to heal. Communition is when there are 'extra fragments' you are not be able to tell how serious a fracture is by looking on the outside, sorry. Hope you are better soon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc visit: A puncture one of the toe should be thoroughly cleansed and debrided. You may require a course of oral antibiotics. Local wound care will make sure you heal up properly. If there's any suspicion that bone is involved then you should have a baseline x-ray. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I stupidly peeled the skin from my blister. How should I treat the area, if there is any treatment?
Topical ointment: The area will heal on its own eventually, but you can expedite healing with a topical antibiotic ointment to prevent bacterial colonization and provide occlusion that aids healing faster then leaving it open to the air. Plain vaseline may work just as well. A band-aid also provides a moister environment to expedite healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, ulceration, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more
Bony enlargement : It is thickened skin that forms pressure over a bone spur. There are no natural treatments. You can protect the area or have it removed. ...Read more
Leave it alone.: I generally don't recommend popping blisters of any kind unless they are painful, because of the risk of infection. If it's not bothering you, cover it with a bandaid. If it itches, apply Hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times a day. If it gets painful or tender, or develops a red ring around it, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
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