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I'm taking altridol for my arthritis & no cartilage in both knees but i'm getting blood blisters on my fingers & hands is it a normal side effect?

I'm taking altridol for my arthritis & no cartilage in both knees but i'm getting blood blisters on my fingers & hands is it a normal side effect?

Don't Know!!!: This drug is not available in the us. You must be getting it from mexico. This drug is a powerful steroid medication which can help with arthritis, but it has many side effects if taken for any length of time. It can have effects on your liver, pancreas, and blood clotting factors. You need to stop this drug and see your doctor for some blood tests. ...Read more

Dr. David Hardin
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Blood Blister (Definition)

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 ...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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My 5 year old has a small blood filled blister on his finger. What should I do?

My 5 year old has a small blood filled blister on his finger.  What should I do?

Protect it is all: Leaving it alone is best--cover with a bandage if it needs to be protected. It may be tempting to puncture it, but that increases the risk of infection and won't help it heal any faster. ...Read more

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Treating Blisters (Checklist)

Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water
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Wash blister with soap and water
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Gently wipe blister with alcohol betadine
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Puncture the outer layer of the blister with sterilized needle
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Can IV damage cause recurring blood blister on fingertip w pain & tenderness throughout arm? Years after IV damage was done? This happens evry 6-9 mos

Can IV damage cause recurring blood blister on fingertip w pain & tenderness throughout arm? Years after IV damage was done? This happens evry 6-9 mos

Not likely: IV damage to a vein in the distant past leaves a scarred vein, but wouldn't cause recurring finger tip lesions. It's best to have a physician examine the lesion when they are present and then get his or her advice after the evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating Blisters (Checklist)

Leave friction blisters intact unless already ruptured
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If blister is already broken, trim ragged edges with clean scissors
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Apply moleskin to sore spots or small intact blisters
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If the skin is broken, apply vaseline and a bandage
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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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Dr. David Schleimer
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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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