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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

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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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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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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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I have several itchy blood blisters on scrotum. They have bled profusely on two occasions . Is there any treatment recommended?

I have several itchy blood blisters on scrotum. They have bled profusely on two occasions . Is there any treatment recommended?

Blood blisters: These are likely small telangectasias or benign dilated veins. They can be treated with a laser likely with a dermatologist in office. ...Read more

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I have a blood blister spot on my hand. What is the best way to cure it?

I have a blood blister spot on my hand. What is the best way to cure it?

Blood blister: Don't try to drain it. Leave the protective skin on it. Avoid irritating or traumatizing it. Nature will slowly cause it to shrivel up. ...Read more

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Should i pop my blood blister?

Should i pop my blood blister?

It may help: Sterilizing a needle by fire and piercing a blood blister may help relieve pressure and pain. That said, if there are any questions, you should visit a medical professional. Also, do not remove a blister entirely, as blisters can protect raw skin. ...Read more

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Causes of blood blister on arm?

Causes of blood blister on arm?

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

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Is blood blister from mosquito bite?

Is blood blister from mosquito bite?

I don't know: The female mosquito deposits saliva that contains anticoagulants in the skin. Anticoagulants allow for bleeding. However, i don't know if this would be able to cause a blood blister. ...Read more

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How to treat a blood blister on areola?

If it is small do no: Nothing, let it resolve, if larger or painful see your gyn or breast surgeon or go to er as it may or may not need to be drained. ...Read more

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What does a blood blister on your gums mean?

What does a blood blister on your gums mean?

Gingival Abcesses: A "blood blister" on the gum indicates that you have a dental infection that is typically related to a nearby tooth. Dental problems of this type should be examined by your dentist, who may need to perform root canal treatment. He might also refer you to an endodontist or periodontist for their evaluation or treatment. Continue to take all the penicillin medication that was prescribed. ...Read more

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Do i ice a blood blister under my fingernail?

Do i ice a blood blister under my fingernail?

Hurts, don't it: I'd ice mine while i looked for a paper clip and pair of pliers. Then i'd heat the end of the paper clip red hot and very gently touch it to the nail over the subunguinal hematoma--your blood blister. It burns a little hole and the blood comes out and it feels better. Or you can go the er and pay them to drain it if you're squeamish. ...Read more

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Blood-blister/boil will not stop bleeding! please help?

Blood-blister/boil will not stop bleeding! please help?

If consistent: pressure will not stop bleeding from a blood blister than you may need to seek medical attention if flow is very heavy. A blood blister and a boil are two different things. If you have an abscess that won't stop bleeding - that may also require evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a blood blister and a boil?

What is the difference between a blood blister and a boil?

Two very different: things. A blister contains clear fluid (sometimes blood) & is found in separated layers of epidermis or between epidermis & dermis. A boil is a skin lesion containing pus. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a blood blister appear on the upper gums?

Yes, it can: Could be an abscess from a tooth or gum problem. See a local dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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