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Cuticle Blood Blister Problems
Watch it: Leave it alone and protect it. Don't pop it. ...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
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
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
Well could be trauma: If resolves in a week or two likely nothing bad. But if getting worse not better or not resolving, see dermatologist ...Read more
Have to see: Not enough information, but a spider or bug bite is not unlikely. Good luck! ...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
Nothing, as: Long as there are no signs of infection (increased redness, swelling, warmth, pain). This blood will reabsorb on its own. Do not try to puncture or "burst" it, as you will increase the chance of introducing infection. If you notice signs of infection, contact her pediatrician immediately. ...Read more
Tiny painless dark oval appeared on hand 3 days ago. Thought it was a blood blister but don't remember an injury. Should I get checked for melanoma?
I have a black spot on my hand but I am not sure if it is a blood blister or a mole it has been there for about one and a half weeks?
Unclear: Blood blisters are usually painful, and related to pressure or trauma though not infrequently there may be no recollection of a specific event. They can take several weeks to resolve as the blood gets reabsorbed by the body. A mole typically is not painful, and would not change much over a month. So time would likely help answer this question for you. If worse, please have it examined. ...Read more
My 4 month old baby has been sucking on his hands a lot. This just started yesterday. I noticed this evening that he has what appears to be a blood blister on his lower lip. Is this from the hand sucking? Should I be concerned?
I have been waking up with random blood blisters on my right hand? I take no meds and there have been no injuries.
I have a small raised rash on the back of one hand it itch's and burns, and when drying it with a towel sometimes it looks like tiny blood blisters?
A photo would help: Have you been out in the garden lately and been pricked by a thorn or touched poison ivy? It sounds like an allergic reaction however; we cannot rule out herpetic whitlow which gives the same symptoms burning pain tingling, sometimes swelling. You could have acquired it from another part of your body or someone elses. For now avoid sharing towels as it is contagious. See your doct for diagnosis. ...Read more
Protect it: 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
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
Leave it alone: Protect itand let it dry out.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
SImple means: You need to identify why the blister developed and eliminate that problem. Then, the keys are to cover and protect the injured area with dressing changes every other day to allow healing. Remember that inflammation (red, hot, swollen and tender) are important parts of healing and do not necessarily mean infection. If the wound is healing, it cannot be infected. If it gets worse, see a doctor. ...Read more
Not usually: Usually they slowly heal and resolve. Continued bleeding can be related to recurrent trauma. Try to stop the bleeding with direct pressure, then protect it from further injury ...Read more
Protect it: 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. Protect it well. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...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
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