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Suggest treatment for a black blister on the toe

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Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016
Question: Awoke with a large black blister on top of my big toe. Blood now draining. Slept with my socks on. they were "bunched-up' during day on top of toes. Suspect rubbing caused blister. ( Type 2 diabetes, taking xarelto because of past a-fib).
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Antibiotic therapy required

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
There was probably rubbing or unnoticed injury,but the exact cause is now less important. Considering that you 're diabetic,you should be very cautious and I suggest oral antibiotics therapy with ciprofloxacin for 7 days to prevent infection which may be very serious in diabetics. also you should apply aquacell patch on blister. Wish you good health. Regards
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Brief Answer: Antibiotic therapy required Detailed Answer: Hi and welcome. There was probably rubbing or unnoticed injury,but the exact cause is now less important. Considering that you 're diabetic,you should be very cautious and I suggest oral antibiotics therapy with ciprofloxacin for 7 days to prevent infection which may be very serious in diabetics. also you should apply aquacell patch on blister. Wish you good health. Regards