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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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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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My daughter was playing w/a friend & got a fingernail to her gums. It looks like a blood blister on gum line. Should I take to dentist?

My daughter was playing w/a friend & got a fingernail to her gums. It looks like a blood blister on gum line. Should I take to dentist?

In some cases: If she develops redness, pain or pus around where she was injured then she should see a doctor or dentist. If it is just a blood blister, then don't open it and it will heal on its own. ...Read more

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What does a blood blister on your gums mean?

What does a blood blister on your gums mean?

Gingival Abcesses: A "blood blister" on the gum indicates that you have a dental infection that is typically related to a nearby tooth. Dental problems of this type should be examined by your dentist, who may need to perform root canal treatment. He might also refer you to an endodontist or periodontist for their evaluation or treatment. Continue to take all the penicillin medication that was prescribed. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a blood blister appear on the upper gums?

Please tell me, could a blood blister appear on the upper gums?

Yes, it can: Could be an abscess from a tooth or gum problem. See a local dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a blood blister on my lower right gum. It pops but within a matter of minutes it fills back up quickly. What do I do?

I have a blood blister on my lower right gum. It pops but within a matter of minutes it fills back up quickly. What do I do?

Don't pop it anymore: It's time to go see your dentist/ oral surgeon for a thorough evaluation. It could be many things or nothing but without the comprehensive examination and testing its difficult to advise you. ...Read more

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Bit gum with my tooth and now I have a small blood blister. What can I do to make this heal fast?

Bit gum with my tooth and now I have a small blood blister. What can I do to make this heal fast?

Warm salt rinses: The blister will need to heal on it's own, but if it is a bit swollen in the area, warm salt water rinses several times a day will help it along. ...Read more

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Last night I seen a blood blister at the back of my gums, not under or around a tooth just entirely on its own. I didn't realize or feel anything till I was done brushing my teeth, could this be from brushing or toxins of cigarettes?

Last night I seen a blood blister at the back of my gums, not under or around a tooth just entirely on its own. I didn't realize or feel anything till I was done brushing my teeth, could this be from brushing or toxins of cigarettes?

Blood blister: Any red or white lesion should be examined if it persists for longer than 10 days-2 weeks. Of serious concern is the fact that you smoke, which exponentially raises your risk of oral cancer. Call your Dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I pop my blood blister?

Should I pop my blood blister?

It may help: Sterilizing a needle by fire and piercing a blood blister may help relieve pressure and pain. That said, if there are any questions, you should visit a medical professional. Also, do not remove a blister entirely, as blisters can protect raw skin. ...Read more

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Causes of blood blister on arm?

Causes of blood blister on arm?

Have it looked at: There are many types and causes of blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and insect bites can cause blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is blood blister from mosquito bite?

Is blood blister from mosquito bite?

I don't know: The female mosquito deposits saliva that contains anticoagulants in the skin. Anticoagulants allow for bleeding. However, I don't know if this would be able to cause a blood blister. ...Read more

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How to treat a blood blister on areola?

How to treat a blood blister on areola?

If it is small do no: Nothing, let it resolve, if larger or painful see your gyn or breast surgeon or go to er as it may or may not need to be drained. ...Read more

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Do I ice a blood blister under my fingernail?

Do I ice a blood blister under my fingernail?

Hurts, don't it: I'd ice mine while I looked for a paper clip and pair of pliers. Then i'd heat the end of the paper clip red hot and very gently touch it to the nail over the subunguinal hematoma--your blood blister. It burns a little hole and the blood comes out and it feels better. Or you can go the er and pay them to drain it if you're squeamish. ...Read more

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Blood-blister/boil will not stop bleeding! Please help?

Blood-blister/boil will not stop bleeding! Please help?

If consistent: Pressure will not stop bleeding from a blood blister than you may need to seek medical attention if flow is very heavy. A blood blister and a boil are two different things. If you have an abscess that won't stop bleeding - that may also require evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a blood blister and a boil?

What is the difference between a blood blister and a boil?

Two very different: Things. A blister contains clear fluid (sometimes blood) & is found in separated layers of epidermis or between epidermis & dermis. A boil is a skin lesion containing pus. ...Read more

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I have a blood blister on the tip of my uvula. Should I pop it?

I have a blood blister on the tip of my uvula. Should I pop it?

Not recommended: Most blood blisters on the uvula should go on their own. If the blister persists for more than 7 days, see a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a blood blister at home?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a blood blister at home?

See below: Soak in warm water with epsom salt, apply antiseptic and a pad around the blister to remove pressure from the area. It should start to dry out in several days. ...Read more

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Blood Blister: Apply cold compresses and keep it covered with a sterile dressing, do not try to puncture the blister. You can use local antibiotic cream and keep it covered to prevent infection. For pain can take painkillers like ibuprofen
If still get infected see your doctor ...Read more

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I had a blood blister removed 3 days ago and it is still swollen. How do I get the swelling down?

Antibiotics: See a doctor to make sure the area is not infected. If there is redness around the edges, an oral and topical antibiotic may be helpful to speed up wound healing. ...Read more

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I had the sudden appearance of a blood blister on abdomen. I didn't hurt myself and it had coagulated. Should I see a dr?

I had the sudden appearance of a blood blister on abdomen. I didn't hurt myself and it had coagulated. Should I see a dr?

Angiomas: Cherry angiomas are fairly common skin growths that vary in size. They can occur almost anywhere on the body, but usually develop on the trunk.
They are most common after age 30. The cause is unknown, but they tend to be inherited (genetic). However, to be sure see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a blood blister on the inside of my bicep, what should I do and will it go away and how long will it take?

Simple Answer: You need to identify why the blister developed and eliminate the problem. Then, the keys are to cover and protect the injured area with simple dressing changes every other day to allow healing. Remember that inflammation (red, hot, swollen and tender) are important parts of healing and do not necessarily mean infection. If this is healing, it cannot be infected. If it gets worse, see a doctor. ...Read more

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My son has what appears to be a perfectly round blood blister on his chest. It is about the size of a pencil eraser. What should I do?

My son has what appears to be a perfectly round blood blister on his chest. It is about the size of a pencil eraser. What should I do?

Depends: If new, and sudden may be from trauma, but if long standing, may be nothing to worry-would have a dermatologist check out, if new and does not resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How do I treat a blood blister?

How do I treat a blood blister?

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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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more