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03 June 2010 @ 07:19 am
Blood Blister = So Gross  
So yesterday afternoon I was getting ready to jump in the bathtub - I'd thrown a pink bath bomb in the water, I had a pile of books piled up to read - when I noticed I had this big dark red splotch on my toe. At first I thought it was a tick, but I couldn't figure out how one would have gotten through my boots and my socks when I went hiking on Monday. (Also, it'd be one fat tick - the spot is about the size of an eraser head.) I wanted to ignore it and jump in the tub, but I kept thinking "What if this is something bad?" so I put a robe back on and hopped down the stairs to consult Dr. Google, who told me that I probably had a blood blister.

A blister? That's cool, I can just ignore those, right? But the websites (namely Wikipedia...yes, I KNOW it's not reliable but...but...it's so easy to use!) I visited had ominous statements like "Consult a doctor" and "Keep it elevated and iced" which seemed like overkill for a mere blister, so I took a photo of my foot and sent it to my Dad.

He told me not to worry about it, so I went back to my bath and resumed my normal sluggish existence.  When he got home that night we had the following exchange:

Daddy: So let's see that troubled foot.
Me: **sticks out foot for him to see, twisting comically so that he can see the little toe**
Daddy: Yup.  Blood blister.
**He pokes it.**
Does it hurt?  Your whole toe is swollen up.
Me: Not at all...
Daddy: That's weird.
Me: ...my toe always looks like that.
Daddy: ...
Me: They're all freakishly misshapen as a result of wearing shoes that were too small when I was a kid.
Daddy: I guess so!

Mel Marshmelsmarsh on June 3rd, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yea, probably a blood blister. They don't always hurt if you poke it. If it doesn't seem to improve after a week or two of home treatment, I would then advice seeing a doctor for a second opinion.
jeanniejeannietran on June 3rd, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
Looks like a blood blister to me. I had a tiny one on my finger awhile ago and then spot turned black and wouldn't seem to go away. I was starting to wonder if it was just gonna remain a black spot forever until it just fell off. So don't worry if it doesn't go away for a couple of weeks.
jeanniejeannietran on June 7th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
This also reminded me of a slightly random thought. A friend of mine has psoriasis (sp?) and says that coconut oil has really helped it. I don't know if you have that anymore, but thought you'd like to know.
Suzik00kaburra on June 9th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
I still have it, but I haven't tried coconut oil in a long time! I'll add that to my to-do list :-p
Markying_ko_4 on June 27th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
Sometimes, with a blood blister, the blood inside the blistered area will dry and you'll have this ugly spot for a while until it just sort of fades away on its own.

I wouldn't be overly concerned about it.

Unless your toe falls of or something similar. :-)