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Blood Blister Throat
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
Probably: I assume you mean a raised bump that looks red and is not tender or bleeding. If this is not growing or changing and blanches with pressure it may be a vascular angioma. On the other hand if changing, bleeding, ulcerated or with a white discharge it should be evaluated and considered for biopsy. ...Read more
Day 7 of flu, high fever first 2days, and unbearable sore throat with no voice for last two days. Found blood blisters on my throat today, normal?
I have tonsillar hypertrophy. For the past 24hr I've had an sore throat, no appetite & a what looks to be a blood blister on my tonsil. What is this??
Tonsil lesion: It could be a small blood blister, could be a dilated blood vessel on the tonsil, called a varicocele, which is a normal variant. Sometimes you notice things that have been there because your attention is drawn there, in your case due to sore throat. Doesn't sound concerning to me, but you should see an ENT doctor to check it out. ...Read more
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
I have a small light purple spot on my neck. Peers say that this may be a blood blister from a pinched nerve, although it's not raised. Can you help?
Petechia: Tiny little blood blisters/petechia can come from high pressure on the body and suffocation. So depending on the extracurricular activity, this may be a result of that! ...Read more
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
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
Don't need to: Just keep it protected. 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
No, please don't: See your doctor and have your feet evaluated as soon as possible, any open sore can cause a serious infection and should be monitored. ...Read more
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
See your dentist: Have your dentist check it out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cause?: The most likely cause would be some irritation, perhaps from eating a hard or sharp piece of food, or accidental abrasion while brushing your teeth. However, without actually being able to see you clinically, we can't give you an accurate diagnosis. It should be gone in about one week. If it lasts more than two weeks, make sure you have it diagnosed by your dentist! ...Read more
Possibly: Warm compresses can speed reabsorption of the blood. Causes such as hypertension, blood thinning meds; aspirin, ibuprophen, and other nsaids must be adjusted to lowest effective dose to prevent rebleeds. Allergies and dry eye need to be controlled and treated to prevent eye rubbing. ...Read more
Blister: If it doesn't disappear in a few days stick a pin in it ...Read more
It depends on how large the blister is and for how long it has been present. Usually, in diabetic patients, it might be better to leave the blister alone. Nevertheless, if there are signs of infection (redness surrounding the blister or pus drainage coming out), then it's better to burst the blister.
In my practice, what I commonly do when I am faced with a diabetic patient who has a blood blister on his foot, I basically use a small scalpel to make a tiny incision into the blister, drain all the fluid that's inside, and then apply an antibiotic ointment with dsd over the skin. It is definitely not a good idea to try to remove the skin of the blister unless it appears very necrotic and loose. ...Read more
Red painful raised bump on hand. Slowly growing looks like blood blister but feels like splinter in it. Suddenly appeared?
Infection Likely: I would make sure to have this evaluated by your doctor. Given your medical history and the medications you are taking (Humira), you might have a skin infection that will require doctor-directed care. Your immune system is suppressed due to the Humira, (adalimumab) so you are more at risk for getting skin infections. Get it checked out. ...Read more
Something that looks like a small blood blister appeared under my eye a few months ago and is still there. Could it be cancer?
Eyelid Lesion: Would need to have it evaluated by an Ophthalmologist or Dermatologist to know for sure. ...Read more
I have a blood blister on my thumb that is slightly smaller than a dime I want to pop it. Should I do it or let a doctor do it?
Depends: If you can do it cleanly and effectively, then ok & watch for signs of infection. Clean site and needle or pin with alcohol or antibacterial soap, poke top & express blood to flatten top to skin underneath. Topical antibiotics and bandaid. Keep clean & dry. See dr if increased redness around area. ...Read more
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 mole on my back that has started bleeding on its own, it's now formed what looks like a blood blister over it, could it be cancer?
Go to see derm: You should go to see a dermaologist and have that mole removed. Bleeding on the mole by itself would be one of the symptoms of cancerous mole. Make an appointment as soon as possible and have that mole checked and removed. Don't delay. Good luck. ...Read more