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How do you get rid of a puss filled blister on the top of your toe? Is it serious? How long does it take to go away?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Other diseases

Why did you develop an abscess? It is important to seek care immediately especially if you have diabetes or peripheral vascular disease or neuropathy.

In brief: Other diseases

Why did you develop an abscess? It is important to seek care immediately especially if you have diabetes or peripheral vascular disease or neuropathy.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Blister and pus

Please see a dermatologist to evaluate and aseptically with sterile disinfectants and sterile needles or a lance, can extract the content out of the blister which may help make it feel more comfortable if it's been hurting.
Furthermore, they may prescribe an antibiotic for you if they think it is infected. Don't do this yourself.

In brief: Blister and pus

Please see a dermatologist to evaluate and aseptically with sterile disinfectants and sterile needles or a lance, can extract the content out of the blister which may help make it feel more comfortable if it's been hurting.
Furthermore, they may prescribe an antibiotic for you if they think it is infected. Don't do this yourself.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

A pus filled blister is a sign of a significant infection and should be evaluated and treated.
An infection on the foot can become serious very quickly.

In brief: See a doctor

A pus filled blister is a sign of a significant infection and should be evaluated and treated.
An infection on the foot can become serious very quickly.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Infection

This could be a very serious infection and could get worse very quickly.
You should see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. They may take a culture, put you on oral and topical antibiotics, and advise you on proper wound care. While waiting to see the doctor, apply a topical otc antibiotic ointment (ie: polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) neosporin), avoid wearing tight fitting shoes, limit activity.

In brief: Infection

This could be a very serious infection and could get worse very quickly.
You should see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. They may take a culture, put you on oral and topical antibiotics, and advise you on proper wound care. While waiting to see the doctor, apply a topical otc antibiotic ointment (ie: polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) neosporin), avoid wearing tight fitting shoes, limit activity.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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