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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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Sore throat and discharge stuff coming from tonsils. noticed I have a tic tac size blood blister attached to my tonsil, dizzy,fever. What could it be?

Sore throat and discharge stuff coming from tonsils. noticed I have a tic tac size blood blister attached to my tonsil, dizzy,fever. What could it be?

Could be strep!: You may have strep throat. Please get checked today. Make sure you are tested for it. A rapid test, if negative, needs to be confirmed by a strep culture though, as they can have false negatives 1-3 times out of 10 (depending on the test). If you don't treat some kinds of strep infections, you can have serious consequences (rheumatic heart disease, for one). So go see a doc today! ...Read more

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I have 3 dark purple spots that look like blood blisters on my lingual tonsils, should I worry this is cancer? Have had a sore throat for 3 weeks.

I have 3 dark purple spots that look like blood blisters  on my lingual tonsils, should I worry this is cancer? Have had a sore throat for 3 weeks.

No: The tonsils are subject to a great deal of inflammation under certaincirdcumstances. Where there are the occassional cases of malignancy developing it is either from squamous malignancy or lymphoma. Neither present as hemmorhagic areas. The latter can occur when there is some bleeding into the tonsil because of proximity to the underlying intermal caroltid artery. Warm gargles should help. ...Read more

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I've had a 102 fever, swollen glands, sinus, cold and flu like symptoms. Im going on fourth week with spotted tonsils. Are blood blisters a big concern?

I've had a 102 fever, swollen glands, sinus, cold and flu like symptoms. Im going on fourth week with spotted tonsils. Are blood blisters a big concern?

Sinus infxn; fever: Suggest you see fp concerning sinus infection with fever and tonsillitis. May need antibiotics. Have you developed "blood blisters"? Where? Or are u concerned with the infection u may develop blood blisters? Fp can thoroughly examine you & treat appropriately. ...Read more

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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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My blood blister has taken a serious turn for the worse. What should I do?

My blood blister has taken a serious turn for the worse. What should I do?

Worse in what way?: I need more information to tell probably best to contact your doctor about it. ...Read more

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How long does it take a giant blood blister to go away?

Hematoma?: A blood blister is caused by a pinch to the skin and is rarely large. A more traumatic event will cause a hematoma, a large collection of blood. Unlike rules about blisters if this is extremely large or doesn't start to decrease in size it may not shrink on its own breakdown of blood products may cause a bigger deeper wound. This needs to be drained by a physician with good wound care thereafter. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get a broken blood blister wet in the shower?

Is it okay to get a broken blood blister wet in the shower?

Yes: A popped blood blister wet in the shower is not concerning as long as you dry it thoroughly afterwards. Blood blisters by their definition have not broken through deeper past the skin, but they can still be a source of infection. Continue to dry and apply silvadene cream (can be bought otc at drug store) to help with helping. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What should I do with dried up blood blister skin?

What should I do with dried up blood blister skin?

Silvadene: Apply silvadene to the skin area with bandage. Silvadene helps healing of the potential wound however the skin may deroof on its own. Do not peel back skin without proper medical supervision. ...Read more

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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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