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What may cause a blood blister on palate?

What may cause a blood blister on palate?

Trauma: Usually it is the result of trauma such as rough food (taco chip?), or suction. But if it doesn't disappear within a week -10 days, call your dentist to check it. If it doesn't resolve it might be something more serious. Please follow up on this. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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My blisters popped while practicing for jujitsu underneath the bandaid. What can I do to treat them?

My blisters popped while practicing for jujitsu underneath the bandaid. What can I do to treat them?

Clean area: Once blisters have opened, it is important to keep the area clean, remove some of the dead skin so that no collections of fluid can get infected. Keep the area covered, and use a mild antiseptic such as Bacitracin or neosporin ointment until the area has healed. ...Read more

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I got a blister on the inside of my foot. I popped it open yesterday and covered it with a bandaid but it really hurts. What should I do now?

I got a blister on the inside of my foot. I popped it open yesterday and covered it with a bandaid but it really hurts. What should I do now?

Ointment: In general, it is better to not "pop" a blister. The biggest concern is developing an infection. Get some sterile gauze and antibiotic ointment to apply to area and change twice a day until it is healed, if it starts looking red, swollen, or gets a purulent discharge you need to be seen. ...Read more

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I cut my finger and have used bandaids and neosporin on it for 2wks. Now I have tiny blisters around where the bandaid was. What is it & how to treat?

I cut my finger and have used bandaids and neosporin on it for 2wks. Now I have tiny blisters around where the bandaid was. What is it & how to treat?

Allergic reaction?: The chance is that you might have reaction to the tape, either it's irritant contact dermattis or allergic contact. But if you stop using it, it would fade. ...Read more

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Open blister on heel. I wore bandaids for 8 hours & was fine. Took them off & an hour later had itchy, linear welt across ankle. Late latex allergy?

Open blister on heel. I wore bandaids for 8 hours & was fine. Took them off & an hour later had itchy, linear welt across ankle. Late latex allergy?

Without seeing : Hard to guess, but you obviously need to take care of this open wound. If you plan on walking I would apply betadine solution (assuming no iodine allergy) and then a piece of gauze and rolled gauze over that staying away from adhesive and latex. ...Read more

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Should I cover my poison ivy rash and unpopped blisters with a bandaid, or leave it exposed? It's on my upper arm, about an inch long and a cm wide.

Should I cover my poison ivy rash and unpopped blisters with a bandaid, or leave it exposed?  It's on my upper arm, about an inch long and a cm wide.

Not the first thing: poison ivy is an immune reaction to an oil. The first thing would be to absorb the rest of the oil so you cannot spread it onto yourself (aveeno). Then depends on how much weaping/fluid. May need teflon guaze to absorp the fluid. Antibacterial creme may be a bit helpful and covering helps it. Ok, covered til scabbed. ...Read more

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What causes blisters on your head?

Viral ?: Unless there is some reason that something is rubbing , it is usually a rash from a virus or some type of infection. The patient should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes tiny blisters on palms?

What causes tiny blisters on palms?

Protective: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under skin layers and causes bulging creating a protective fluid cushion we call a blister. As the area heals, the fluid is resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and the fluid drains. This should take about a week. Simple bandaids to protect are the tx. ...Read more

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What causes a blister on the uvula?

What causes a blister on the uvula?

A non-painful ...: Clear fluid blister on the tip of the uvula is usually caused by a blocked minor salivary gland. These usually go away without intervention. Any lesion on the palate that persists should be looked at by specialist. Cancer in the minor salivary glands is rare but can be devastating if there is a significant delay in diagnosis. ...Read more