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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 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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Treating Blisters (Checklist)

Pop the blister
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Drain the fluid out
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Leave the "roof" intact
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Cover with antibiotic ointment and dry bandage
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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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Treating Blisters (Checklist)

Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water
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Wash blister with soap and water
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Gently wipe blister with alcohol betadine
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Puncture the outer layer of the blister with sterilized needle
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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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Treating Blisters (Checklist)

Leave friction blisters intact unless already ruptured
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If blister is already broken, trim ragged edges with clean scissors
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Apply moleskin to sore spots or small intact blisters
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If the skin is broken, apply vaseline and a bandage
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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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