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Blood Blister On Gums
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
Palate soreness spreading to tongue, gums also strange taste in mouth. White rings on tongue. Pimples and blood blisters inside both cheeks?
Soreness: It appears that you may be developing a viral illness of the mouth. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Hard to do: It's kind of hard to do without even a pin-point break in the the skin in order for the fluid to drain. ...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?
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
I have a very small freckle on my arm and accidentally scratched it and now a small blood blister has formed. Should I be worried?
Probably not: Keep wound clean and can use topical antibiotics. If it gets infected see a doctor ...Read more
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
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
My 2 year old son has a blood blister on his bottom he won't sit and he complains that it hurts if he does, like crying. It is not broken open?
NO: Have him checked by his pediatrician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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