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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?

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

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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Is it possible vulval hidradenitis lesions drain blood/clotted blood instead of pus, and 'drip' blood from lesion? Recurrent in same area?

Is it possible vulval hidradenitis lesions drain blood/clotted blood instead of pus, and 'drip' blood from lesion? Recurrent in same area?

Hidradenitis: What you are trying to describe is not unusual for this condition, as abscesses can be bloody affairs. Sometimes patients with conditions that are chronic tend to self treat and diagnose themselves, as do many patients with chronic hidradenitis. It may be time for an examination to make sure the blood clots are not from any other source. ...Read more

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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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Treatment for vaginal rash due to high blood sugar?

Treatment for vaginal rash due to high blood sugar?

Control blood sugar: A common infection from high blood sugar is thrush (also called monilia) caused by candida yeast infections. There are treatments for the yeast infection (eg, monistat, or Fluconazole by mouth) but the most important factor for cure and to preven trecurrence is getting the blood sugars under control. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a blood blister on hand?

What causes rid of a blood blister on hand?

Keep it covered: This is usually caused by a sever pinch to the skin that breaks a small blood vessel under the skin, but does not cut the top layer of skin. A small amount of blood then accumulates under the skin. It will go away with time. You can apply ice to help with any swelling. Keep it covered with a bandaide. Resist the temptation to puncture it with a needle. This could cause an infection. ...Read more

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Tiny blood blister bite, what from?

Sorry, can't tell : You accurately what this is from. Too many bites have similar description. If you develop swelling, heat, tenderness, pus, or red streaks please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a high blood pressure pop a blood blister in mouth?

Not probable: For blood pressure to be elevated to the degree to affect the capillary pressure gradients in the oral mucosa, you would have other symptoms or signs. ...Read more

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How to cure a blood clot inside a nail?

Ouch...: Sometimes if you develop a rather large blood clot underneath a finger nail (after smashing in a door for example), a doctor will puncture the nail in order to relieve the pressure and drain it. ...Read more

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How to treat flat blood blisters?

How to treat flat blood blisters?

Trauma related?: It should reabsorb on it's own. Don't need to burst blisters. ...Read more

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Is blood blister on foot from bug bite?

Is blood blister on foot from bug bite?

Blood blister: The blood blister can be from irritation or blister formation. A tight show, rubbing during physical activity can result in a blood blister. Check your shoes to see where the irriation is occuring. ...Read more

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Sudden Recurrent wound by upper lip. Itches, tingles, swells. Forms blister, crusts over, bleeds. Blood work & swab neg for hsv. What else could it be?

Sudden Recurrent wound by upper lip. Itches, tingles, swells. Forms blister, crusts over, bleeds. Blood work & swab neg for hsv. What else could it be?

Still maybe herpes: This still sounds like herpes despite the negative test results. Up to 30% of people with HSV1 have negative blood tests for it, so that result doesn't mean much. Try another swab test when you have a fresh blister (within 2 days of onset), and make sure they do a PCR test, not culture. Good luck. ...Read more

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What wld b treatment for recurrent clots while on blood thinners?

What wld b treatment for recurrent clots while on blood thinners?

If INR is: adequate on anticoagulants and you continue having extremity DVT then as a protective measure a greenfield filter while you are evaluated for a coagulopathy unresponsive to anticoagulants. ...Read more

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Red dot on eyelid is it a broken blood vessel?

Broke blood vessel: Broken blood vessels can cause a bruise that may last a couple of weeks. If it doesn't resolve it may be an angioma (benign blood vessel tumor). ...Read more

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How to trear a busted blood vessel on top of foot?

How to trear a busted blood vessel on top of foot?

Ice: As long as there is no break in the skin,I would apply ice and compression and elevation. If the skin is open apply something like neosporin and see a doctor or podiatrist ...Read more

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Ingrown nail or blood blister, what's the difference?

Ingrown nail or blood blister, what's the difference?

Nail growing into : Skin, vs a fluid filled sac of blood, the title speaks for itself. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for blood clots?

What is the treatment for blood clots?

Depends: Formation of blood clots is normal if there is injury to the tissue. Abnormal blood clot formation in blood vessels is treated with either clot busting drugs like tPA or by preventing the growth of the clot with blood thinning drugs like heparin and coumadin. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more