Painful Blister on Toe

Published: March 13, 2018
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I have a painful, blister looking spot on the left side ofy big toe on my left foot. I need to know what it is, and how to remove it naturally, thanks.
Signed: Painful Blister on Toe

Dear Painful Blister on Toe,

There are several possible causes of this pain, including yet not limited to:

  • Friction (Footwear rubbing against your toe) 
  • Callus 
  • Corn
  • Bunion 
  • Blister
  • Burns (Due to cold, heart or sunburn)
  • Tendon injury
  • Fracture 


Being that TeenHealthFX cannot conduct a proper diagnosis online, we suggest scheduling an appointment with your school nurse or primary care physician. If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers, or  search for a podiatrist in your area. 

In order to ensure proper foot care before you are able to meet with your doctor, FX recommends the following:

  • Buy and wear shoes that fit your feet properly.
  • Avoid wearing the same pair of shoes constantly, as doing so may cause your feet to be rubbed in the same places.  


TeenHealthFX recommends the following resources for additional information:

Signed: TeenHealthFX