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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.

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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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I've started running more often than usual lately and I've developed this good sized blood blister on my toe that really hurts. Any fast treatments?

I've started running more often than usual lately and I've developed this good sized blood blister on my toe that really hurts. Any fast treatments?

See below: Try to leave it intact. Soak in warm water with epsom salt to dry it out. Apply antiseptic and bandaid.

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Is blood blister on toe pop or not?

Is blood blister on toe pop or not?

You can or: Let it absorb. If you do pop it use sterile needle and leave roof on to protect.

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Diabetic, dime-sized blood blister on toe for two weeks. Dark red. Keeping it bandaged. How long will it take to go away? No pain, no itching.

Diabetic, dime-sized blood blister on toe for two weeks. Dark red. Keeping it bandaged. How long will it take to go away? No pain, no itching.

It's Gone already.: After two weeks, I think it's time to forget about the bandage. The cap will come off and the dried blood will be swept away. If there is any residual tenderness, and I doubt if there will be, use a bandaid for a few days.

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How to speed recovery of blood blister on big toe?

How to speed recovery of blood blister on big toe?

Blisters: The most important thing to remember about blisters is this; never pop them. As long as the blister is intact, it is a sterile environment. The best treatment for a blister is to apply betadine to it 2-3 times a day until it dries up. Once it dries up it will separate and fall off. This will speed up the healing process.

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Can I go for a run if I have a large blood blister on my big toe? I currently have ice on it

Can I go for a run if I have a large blood blister on my big toe? I currently have ice on it

Possibly: You could although it could be painful and the blister slough off. I would suggest you find some other form of exercise

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My husband's had what looks like a blood blister for 2 weeks on his big toe. It is bleeding very heavy and can't get it to stop. What is it? Why?

My husband's had what looks like a blood blister for 2 weeks on his big toe. It is bleeding very heavy and can't get it to stop. What is it? Why?

Bleeding Uncontrol: You definitely need to go to an er where they will clean up the wound, assess for deeper problems (? Mri), and put a coagulant on it like prothrombin powder.

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The blood in a pea sized blood blister on the side of my big toe is slightly spreading. Is this normal? (blister only occurred about 4 days ago).

The blood in a pea sized blood blister on the side of my big toe is slightly spreading. Is this normal? (blister only occurred about 4 days ago).

Nope: If your not a diabetic or immunocompromised, if you have a sterile instrument pierce the roof of the blister and allow the blood to drain. The bandage it up. If you are afraid or unsure how to do this see a foot doctor.

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I have a real hard calus on my big toe and it hurts almost to the point of tears. Under the calus almost looks like a blood blister. Is this serious?

Be seen: Not serious to the extent of likely being life threatening, but if you are in so much pain as actually being to the point of tears, I would get it looked at and treated. There are multiple potential possibilities, but most have pretty simple treatment options.

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How to treat a blood blister on big toe that has popped and there is a red raw area where it was?

Protect and clean: Apply antibiotic ointment and a bandaid or light dressing. Prevent excessive pressure on area from tight or poor fitting shoes. Try to determine what caused this to occur and avoid that situation. If this continues to recur, see podiatrist.

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I stubbed my pinky toe and pulled the nail back BADLY. There is a black blood blister under & around the nail. This was 4 days ago. Any suggestions?

Onycholysis/Fracture: See a foot specialist to make sure you just have an onycholysis (i.e., loosened toenail) and you do not have fractures of the toe, infection from nail laceration, pressure blood blister (subungal hematoma), etc. In the meantime, please wear comfortable shoes.

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How long will it take for the small blood blister on my toe to go away?

How long will it take for the small blood blister on my toe to go away?

Depends how you: Treat it. If it is drained, rather quickly. But, you need to use sterile instruments or see doctor.

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I have a blood blister on the bottom of my big left toe do I need crutches?

I have a blood blister on the bottom of my big left toe do I need crutches?

Blood blister: Unless you're a diabetic or have arterial blockage in that leg, you should be able to pad the bottom of the toe, avoid tight fitting footwear and continue to bear weight on that foot. Keep the toe clean and dry. The blister should gradually recede.

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A heavy object fell on my toe and there is a painful blood blister. What can I do to relieve pain or make the blister go away?

ICE: Place ice on area, rest, elevate and take nsaid. Blister will not go away, you injured yourself, so swelling is the bodies first response. If blister and pain increases, then seek medical care. If this is not an option, clean area with alochol, place a needle over a match for 60 seconds, then pop blister. Slowly drain blood, apply perioxide or alochol, apply a bacterial ointment and cover.

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Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Athletes foot: Typically does not cause a blood blister. It could cause a blister with clear fluid in it. It might be simply a blood blister from friction.

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Blood blister on 3rd toe of right foot should pop or what

The: The thing you need to know about blood blisters is once "popped, " they are very susceptible to infection. The bloody fluid is a perfect media for bacterial growth. With that in mind (assuming you're in a state of good health, not a diabetic or have poor circulation or are taking any blood thinners), go ahead and pop it. Get it from the side, where the skin meets the blister, and use a sterile instrument. Wash it with soap and warm water, and keep it clean and dry with a dry, sterile dressing (a band aid is ok). Don't use any topical antibiotic like bacitracin, neosporin, etc. Just keep it clean and dry until it's no longer "open" (draining). You might see a light red ring around it after a day or so, which is normal inflammation you need to heal. Watch for signs of infection: increased pain, increased drainage or pus, swelling, redness, foul odor. At the first sign of infection, head to your doctor for a prescription for an antibiotic. Try not to get arrested for practicing medicine without a license!

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I have a black mark on the sole of my foot near my big toe. It has changed in size but looks a little like a blood blister. It is 1cm wide?

I have a black mark on the sole of my foot near my big toe. It has changed in size but looks a little like a blood blister. It is 1cm wide?

Probably blood: A dermatologist can immediately differentiate melanoma from old blood. It needs only a scraping to determine if blood. Otherwise a biopsy.

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Dr. Philip Miller
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