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Dr. David Hardin
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Blood Blister (Overview)

A blood blister forms when skin and small blood vessels are damaged without breaking the skin. Trapped beneath the skin surface is some blood and skin fluid. Blood blisters are commonly caused by accidents in which the skin is pinched by a tool or a heavy weight, or they may occur from constant rubbing back and forth.


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What causes blood blister on roof of mouth and how long to heal?

What causes blood blister on roof of mouth and how long to heal?

Cause?: The most likely cause would be some irritation, perhaps from eating a hard or sharp piece of food, or accidental abrasion while brushing your teeth. However, without actually being able to see you clinically, we can't give you an accurate diagnosis. It should be gone in about one week. If it lasts more than two weeks, make sure you have it diagnosed by your dentist! ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
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Blood Blister (Overview)

A blood blister forms when skin and small blood vessels are damaged without breaking the skin. Trapped beneath the skin surface is some blood and skin fluid. Blood blisters are commonly caused by accidents in which the skin is pinched by a tool or a heavy weight, or they may occur from constant rubbing back and forth.


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I got a small blood blister on my lip. What does it mean?

I got a small blood blister on my lip. What does it mean?

Blood blister: Hello, i wouldn't worry too much about a blood blister since they most commonly arise from the trauma of biting the lip. Avoid further trauma and see your doctor for removal. ...Read more

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Treating Blisters (Checklist)

Pop the blister
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Drain the fluid out
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Leave the "roof" intact
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Cover with antibiotic ointment and dry bandage
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How do you treat blood blisters?

How do you treat blood blisters?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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How can you treat a blood blister?

How can  you treat a blood blister?

Leave or release: If the pressure is unbearable, clean it and a sterile needle with some alcohol and puncture it from the side to release the blood. Do not remove the roof as this will act as a natural dressing until the skin underneath heals and pushes this dead skin off. I recommend aquaphor and a bandage for 24 hrs after puncturing. And do not touch it if you are diabetic and it is on your foot - get checked. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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I have several itchy blood blisters on scrotum. They have bled profusely on two occasions . Is there any treatment recommended?

Blood blisters: These are likely small telangectasias or benign dilated veins. They can be treated with a laser likely with a dermatologist in office. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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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