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Unexplained Blisters On Feet
Blisters are most commonly from friction, so you need to make sure that your shoes fit properly.
Soak the feet in warm water with epsom salt and apply padding around the blister to try to keep intact. If they burst then apply antiseptic and dressing to them. ...Read more
Spenco: Second skin and do not pop them. ...Read more
Quite broad question: All the conditions you are asking about can be examined by a podiatrist. The cause of each and the appropriate treatment is not the same for all. Warts are viruses resulting in a skin lesion. Calluses/corns are your skin's way of protecting itself from pressure. Blisters are breaks/peels in the skin resulting from friction but can be the result of internal injury/inflammation. Get checked. ...Read more
Athlete's foot: These are often caused by a fungal infection commonly referred to at athlete's foot. There are many different presentations and this is one of them. Use drying soaks (dilute vinegar or epsom salts). One of the otc topicals I recommend is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Cover w/occlusion...: With a break in the skin from either eczema (dry skin condition) and/or blisters, it hurts when pressure is applied on the foot because the skin will stretch and the sites are "raw". A way to calm the foot as well as provide some counter for the dryness is to apply cream, lotion and/or ointment under occlusion (coverage) - using such things as Saran wrap, gel socks and/or bandage dressing. ...Read more
Diabetic foot: You don't need advice, you need to get to a clinician as soon as possible to evaluate your situation. Do not wait! ...Read more
Provided it is in a-: -non wt bearing area, and not irritated by shoe wear, it should heal in a few days, 3-6. Under the blister is pink skin & this needs 2 B exposed 2 the air, & apply Silvadine cream if available. Keep clean with soap & h20. This skin needs a 2 mature. If it is irritated by walking put tape over it 2 protect it from damage. Remove tape clean & leave open 2 air. These blisters treated thus take longr ...Read more
Blisters baby feet: Please take your baby to see a dermatologist. Diagnosis depends on many factors, such as how long blisters have been there, how many, what they look like, any accompanying symptoms like fevers, whether baby had any medications, and multiple other questions. Many causes of foot blisters: hand foot and mouth disease, genetic conditions, fungal or bacterial infections, medications, friction, and many. ...Read more
Without seeing or hearing your medical history. Probably athletes foot, which should be confirmed by podiatrist or if doesn't respond to otc meds by culture.
If redness could be a infection.
Again if doesn't respond to otc meds, please get examined by doctor. ...Read more
Blister: Second skin a spenco product at pharmacy. ...Read more
Apply betadine: Solution and cover with bandaid.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blister on foot with blood inside that is now black and has been there for months, should I be worried? ?
Don't worry: Do not worry but get it checked out. ...Read more
Rest do not puncture: -if U accidentally do do, unroof all the overlying skin, keep clean with soap & water. Antibiotic ointment, & cover. Better if U can get a Rx 4 silvadine cream, once open U treat as a second degree burn. While doing this try to find the reason. Poorly fitted footwear is a major cause, as Ur foot slides around in them. Also running for a long distance is a common cause, ...Read more
I'm worried because my daughter has a bloody blister on foot. 2 days ago it just was a regular blister but now it turnt into a bloody one. How can I treat this, what do you suggest?
Bloody blister: I suggest you let a podiatrist treat it. The cause needs to be evaluated as well as if there is infection or not. See your podiatrist - good luck. ...Read more
What is geo keratosis? I get blisters on feet and hands, worse during warm months, it's inhereted
Don't need to: Just keep it protected. 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. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more
Not herpes: Although it is possible to get herpes lesions on other parts of the body (called herpes gladiatorum), it is rare and is v. unlikely in your case. Most probably you're body is reacting to the ill-fitting shoes. I would definitely stop wearing the shoes entirely and try to minimize any activity that makes the feet hurt. You need to rest and recover first. Keep off the feet and protect the blisters. ...Read more
Best to see your doc: If these symptoms have persisted for more than two weeks then it is best to see your doctor. Without more information and an exam it is difficult to say what exactly this is so a doctor's visit is warranted. ...Read more
15month granddaughter suddenly won't walk! Has a small blister on foot from sandals. Eating, drinking, good mood. On iron. Should I worry/visit er?
Yes: Pain is the only reason a previously walking toddler will not walk spontaneously. There possible is a chance of a joint inflamation or infection or a injured bone. A visit to the er or a pediatrician asap is appropriate to make sure there is no problem\. ...Read more