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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I just noticed a small blood blister on the side of my big toe this morning, in what case should I visit a doctor regarding it?

If diabetic: This is likely just a pressure sore from a shoe or activity issue. If you are without health problems, I would just watch the blister. If you have diabetes or are immune compromised in any way, I would have your primary care doctor oversee the recover of this wound. If there is pressure in the blister, I would probably decompress the blister with an isopropyl alcohol cleaned straight pin. ...Read more

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Saw speclist blister on big toe dr drain 2 weeks later blood blister same spot dr drain again what is going on, not due to shoes?

The blood blister: Is a common "complication" of drainage of any blister since a needle is used blood may result!
There is probably nothing "going on"
Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a small blood blister on the outer side of my big toe, how long does it take to heal and how can I prevent pain while running and walking?

I have a small blood blister on the outer side of my big toe, how long does it take to heal and how can I prevent pain while running and walking?

Depends: On how much friction or pressure that is put on the blister. May use protective ointment and cover with dressing. Open toe shoes if possible will reduce friction and speed up healing. ...Read more

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Dermatologist question: growth on my toe right at the bed of my nail not a wart and not a blood blister, what else could it be? Can provide pic

Could be callus: It is possible it could be a callus or it is possible that you have some type of growth or soft tissue tumor that needs to be biopsied to make certain it is not malignant. You need to see your podiatrist or dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have an infected ingrown toe nail that has developed a painful blood blister, how can I get ride of it? Would it hurt if I tried wart freeze off?

I have an infected ingrown toe nail that has developed a painful blood blister, how can I get ride of it? Would it hurt if I tried wart freeze off?

Need proper treatmen: You need to see your doctor. An infected, ingrown toenail needs to have the ingrown nail excised and you need antibiotics. Freeze off will not help. ...Read more

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Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.

Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.

I assume the: Blister was drained? So, the question is is there raw skin that is hurting? Is it possible you developed an infection? Is there a bandage in or did you take it off. If you took it off what do you see? ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a tiny blood blister on corner of lower lip?

What is the best treatment for a tiny blood blister on corner of lower lip?

Time: If the tiny blood blister is of recent onset and due to trauma, it will likely resolve and disappear with time. If the blood blister has been present for an extended period, it is possible it could represent a hemangioma (abnormal enlarged blood vessel) which should not pose a problem unless it is constantly traumatized and bleeds. Your dentist can advise you or refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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Blood blister on heel a few days ago. Ignored. Now there's a v.Painful blister with what looks white beneath the skin. Not burst. Infected? Treatment?

Drain it: If you have no medical conditions like diabetes, etc, it is generally safe to drain a blister after 2-3 days to allow the skin underneath to develop. Use a clean needle soaked for 15 minutes in isopropyl alcohol. Drain, then cover with a sterile gauze pad and some antibiotic ointment. If discomfort doesn't resolve in a few days, if it becomes red or starts draining pus, see a podiatrist promptly. ...Read more

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Should I pop a blood blister from wart treatment with liquid nitrogen? Its been 3 weeks, and if I pop it should I remove/cut all the skin has the virus?

Should I pop a blood blister from wart treatment with liquid nitrogen? Its been 3 weeks, and if I pop it should I remove/cut all the skin has the virus?

Blister from freeze: Take a sterile needle or pin, and clean the skin, and then poke the blister and try to push the contents out, without ripping the skin too much. The top skiin is likely already dead and the wart virus is likely not active or alive. ...Read more

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How should I treat a blood blister on my foot?

Blood blister: It will resorb on it's own. The most important thing is to allow it to remain intact to reduce chances of infection. ...Read more

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