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Water Blisters On Bottom Of Feet
Went to the water park and burned bottom of my foot it now has a blister about the size of a pencil eraser should I pop it or how else should I treat?
I've been getting recurring water bump blisters on the bottom of my right foot and instep only. I pop them and they itch for a few days then dry up. Is it serious enough to see a doc?
11 mo son has hand foot mouth disease. Doc said it's a bad version. He has horrible blisters/rash even on his bottom. Are warm water baths ok? I read about oatmeal baths. Good idea?
Yes: Good idea. I have great success with hand foot and mouth with the homeopathic remedy pulsatilla. You may also try homeopathic rhus toxicodendron for all the blisters. You can give both together. Dissolve pellets in water and give a dropper 3x a dy for 2-3 days. ...Read more
Depends on the cuase: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have these small water like bumps on the bottom of feet & they itch & hurt sometimes but after a few days it becomes like dry skin. Why & what is it?
See below: Any type of rash needs to be looked. Start by making an appointment with your primary care doctor and take things from there. Good luck! ...Read more
Pompholyx?: Read about dyshidrotic eczema and see if this matches. If so, the treatment varies depending on the severity. Best wishes. ...Read more
My sons tip of fingers and bottom of feet are peeling. They look like little blisters that have popped. Not red or sore?
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
Blisters from tinea: The location of water blisters in your feet (sole and toewebs) can reveal their cause if these blisters appear in a humid environment. Most often, the cause is athlete's foot (=tinea pedis), an itchy condition of the skin due to fungus, which thrives in humidity. However, water blisters can also be caused by rash or dermatitis associated with an allergic reaction. ...Read more
Why does my feet becomes wet easily? It will also grow water blisters. How can I reduce this problem?
Blisters: Blisters can occur in a wide variety of clinical settings, including autoimmune disorders, drug reactions, infections, genetic disorders, and physical injury. Yours are most likely due to traumatic injury (eg, friction blisters, due to shear forces...Going barefoot in shoegear) or if they are itchy could be secondary to eczema. Try wearing dry socks with dry shoegear to see if this helps. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
This could be a skin: Condition known as bullous pemphigoid but there are many other possibilities, so you really need to see a dermatologist for probable biopsy to determine where the blister is for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
See below: Soak in warm water with epsom salt, apply antiseptic and band aid. ...Read more
Boiling water spilt on top of foot. Red and painful. No blistering so far. Can I treat this at home?
Keep cool, not cold.: The burn extent is probably a first or second degree. Both can be treated at home if you feel comfortable doing it. Start by rinsing the burn in cool water for 15 minutes. Wash the burn with mild soap and water. Gloves should be used to prevent infection. Use a thin layer of antibiotic ointment keep clean. Elevate the foot and take OTC pain relievers. To remove all doubt, visit the urgent care. ...Read more
My baby has had water type blisters on her feet since she was three weeks but now have a green coloured puss when new ones pop out?
See a dermatologist: Pustulosis plantaris is possible. There are several possible diagnoses. It should be defined & treated. ...Read more
I have water blisters on my foot, I pop them water comes out but then they don't go away and more come. What is going on? What can I do?
It can be...:
If you pop a blister, your purpose is the drain the fluid to relieve pressure that causes pain. Use a clean needle (cleansed with rubbing alcohol and pierce the blister just enough to let the fluid out. Leave the blister skin intact, and it can can heal in 2-3 weeks.
If you are diabetic or have poor circulation- do not attempt and seek care from a podiatrist. ...Read more
See below: Soak in warm water with epsom salt apply antiseptic and bandaid. ...Read more
I have a small cluster of tiny bumps that look like water blisters on the top of my right foot that itch really bad what could it be?
Poison oak or ivy?: That's a tough one! Depending on where you live and what you have been doing, any number of causes might explain your symptoms. If you live in the US, and have been outdoors lately, exposure to poison oak or ivy often results in the kind of rash you're describing. Maybe try a topical hydrocortisone cream and see if that helps. If not, then a more detailed history and exam are in order. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a bit on top of my foot which has started forming water blisters as of yesterday. Started antibotics still have blisters forming what is this?
Defense..: The bites of some insects and spider can cause blisters at the site if the puncture. The body is reacting to an injected substance and the water build up is one way the body defends itself. Try not to pop it unless it become painful. If it persists you may have to have it evaluated. ...Read more
I always. Get little blisters on my hands and feet they start off red I pop it its like water then its hardens then goes away?
I spilled boiling hot water on my right for now I have a blister that has fluid in it its a little red around the blister my foot swollen very painful?
It depends on degree and area of burn. Ist degree burns only need ice locally immidiately after burn is caused, if there are blisters you need to see your doctor, will need silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream locally and to prevent infection. And you can take over the counter pain med
get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more
I have a huge white water blister-thing-blister on my foot from my shoes and its about the size of a dime. I don't want to pop it though. Should I leave it alone?
My dad is diabetic and he has water blisters on his left foot. We drained it but it came back please help?
Diabetic: Your father should be under professional help of a doctor or podiatrist. You have no business popping blisters because of spreading infection. Leave his treatment to the doctors! ...Read more
I've been getting tiny water blister on my hands and they've finally stopped popping up so much but now im getting them on my feet. What could this be?
A number of causes: These can be tough to distinguish and need to be tested. With such blisters that seem to spread from hand to feet there needs to be more info about them. This includes culture of the fluid in the blisters and a biopsy of the skin with the blister. Your doc will most likey an rx of a topical cream. ...Read more
My dad is diabetic and his left feet from his big toe has water blisters how do I treat it? We drained it but it came back please help
Tincture of time: Hi. Assuming it's not infected (they usually are not), conservative management (watch and wait) will resolve the issue. Many patients aren't that patient, however, so I will in some cases remove the top of the blister, which speeds recovery, although that is not a standard recommendation in the foot field. Watch it & make sure there are no signs of infection. I hope his diabetes is well controlled ...Read more
My right foot has been itchy & dry for awhile. I started to get this water blister feeling when I walk now I see a hard white lump w/ pressure. Help!
Cannot diagnose-get: A checkup. Could be a blister, callous, or infection. See a podiatrist. Do not medicate this yourself. ...Read more
2nd degree burn from boiling water on foot 6 days ago blister popped 3 ago and got very painful. Although healing, it's painful to walk. Any concerns?
Infection: Infection would be my #1 concern.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a 2nd degree burn from a hot water spill, had blisters and it was drained. Now I have swelling on my foot, how long will the swelling continue?
Hard to say:
Hopefully no more than a few days
Icing area on and off 5 to 10 minutes for an hour or more every day it continues ...Read more
I have a water blister/blood blister looking rash on my hands and feet. Cortisone 10 is not working. Are there some soaps and other creams to try?
After eating sweets my toes on foot start itching, and while I am scratching, blisters appear with clear water inside and skin swallows. What is it?
Blister: Depending on the size of the blister and what is it is filled with you can try to lance (open) it. If it is a nickel size or less place a band-aid over it and wear dry socks/shoegear. If it is larger take a sterile needle, and cut an opening after applying rubbing alcohol to the area. You can apply pressure to express the fluid. If it is filled with blood/dark fluid see your doctor. ...Read more
Why are they there: You need to find out why you have the blisters. How large and how many are there? There are multiple conditions that cause blistering on the skin. Small blisters generally will rupture on their own and dry up. If they are large or very numerous you should go to the doctor to have them drained and cleaned in a more sterile environment. ...Read more
No: You're fine. Keep the blister clean. Try to let the blister heal without being disrupted. ...Read more
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