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Suggest OTC drugs for ruptured blister on second toe

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: Son said condition is the result of a popped bluster. Treat w/ OTC or prescription?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
blister with maceration

Detailed Answer:
Thank you fro contacting HCM with your health care concerns

Your sons picture shows a ruptured blister on the second toe. This area looks very macerated meaning mangled and wet. There is probably too much pressure on his toes from wearing shoes too tight. I would recommend that he not wear shoes for a few days and let the area heal. If the area starts to turn red and swells then he may have cellulitis complicating the blister. If that happens he needs to see his medical provider and start oral antibiotics.

In summary
1. macerated blister 2nd toe
2. Keep area clean with soap and water
3. Wear open toed sandals for 1 week or until healed
4. If it becomes infected start oral antibiotics from your medical provider

I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ronald Schubert (51 minutes later)
Thank you so much for such a quick response. Do you recommend any OTC meds/lotions/powders to assist with the healing process?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
OTC treatment

Detailed Answer:
OTC treatment would be soap water and possibly Neosporin. But you need to be careful with neosporin because people can have allergies to it and cause worsening of the area. So I usually just recommend soap and water
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: blister with maceration Detailed Answer: Thank you fro contacting HCM with your health care concerns Your sons picture shows a ruptured blister on the second toe. This area looks very macerated meaning mangled and wet. There is probably too much pressure on his toes from wearing shoes too tight. I would recommend that he not wear shoes for a few days and let the area heal. If the area starts to turn red and swells then he may have cellulitis complicating the blister. If that happens he needs to see his medical provider and start oral antibiotics. In summary 1. macerated blister 2nd toe 2. Keep area clean with soap and water 3. Wear open toed sandals for 1 week or until healed 4. If it becomes infected start oral antibiotics from your medical provider I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions