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Cuticle Blood Blister Problems
Nail blood blister: It is known as a sublingual hematoma which is common when you wear shoes too tight or have something drop on your toe or kick into something. It's painful initially but will grow the length of the nail as your nail grows and become painless, harmless unless it looks very aggressive. If you are unsure, if it's painful a podiatrist can poke a hole in the nail plate to drain it to relieve pressure. ...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
Nail growing into : Skin, vs a fluid filled sac of blood, the title speaks for itself. ...Read more
Risk of hiv-hcv-hbv transmission by stripper scratching my back with nails (little blood came out)? Concern for her scratching other men-"dirty" nails
HIV HCV HBV: The risk is low but it is not zero. This would be considered risky behavior and is not recommended. ...Read more
Yes.: If what you mean by a popped vein is a bulging varicose vein then itching can be due to the varicose vein. Other related symptoms could be aching, cramping, burning, heaviness and pressure. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation with a venous reflux examination. ...Read more
Subungual hematoma; left index, how long until nail falls off? Lots of blood accumulating under nail. Black in colour. Severely painful and swollen.
Trephination: Ouch! Go see your family doc about this condition, the sooner the better. S/he can make a hole (trephinate) in your nail allowing blood to escape, thus relieving pressure & pain. No anesthesia needed. Instant pain relief w/very dramatic release of blood build up. Check out http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/82926-overview for more info. ...Read more
Trimmed toenails-noticed dark grey raised spot next to big toenail-slight pain, think it was ingrown nail. Trimmed off spot of skin, it bled a bit, blood went deep, and a tiny bit of clear liquid (pus?). Cleaned w/isop. alcohol + bandaid. Infected?
Probably: It does sound like an ingrown toenail, which usually does involve infection. The corner of the nail grows into the skin edge and burrows in causing infection. If it is mild, you can sometimes keep the nail edge elevated out of the skin and it can grow past the area. If that does not work, probably would be good to be seen. ...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
HIV is hard to get: Blood can definitely seep through socks and towels and clothing. But, HIV is not caught through skin. Even damaged skin. There is no risk for HIV infection in the scenario you are alluding to. Millions of humans have been bled upon, shat upon, vomited upon, peed upon, and ejaculated upon but not gotten HIV. HIV is caught sexually and through blood to blood directly. It is not caught through skin. ...Read more
Touching blood and breast milk fluids by hand or by finger bottom nail skin removed to 3mm. no blood only open wound?
Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?
There were few anal bleeding, little blood flowed, now i noticed a broken blood vessel in the eye big enough.Is it a lack of vit.K, capillary fragility?
Can secondary raynaud's cause splinter hemorrhages under nails and petechiae on the backs of hands?
Could be: It depends on the other medical associations and the cause of the raynaud's if with a ctd this could be causing the lesions depending on the overlap. ...Read more
Can i put dry ice on blood blisters forming on my scrotum to get rid of them? I'm getting blood blisters & have been popping them, but they keep coming back. Some dried out & formed skin bumps. Itchy.
Here are some ...: Please stop popping them, which may just some senile harmless hemangioma and tend to occur in some men as they age. To verify what they are and how to handle them, seek pro-evaluation and counseling once for all so to ease and benefit life down the road. On the way to see doc, bring the detailed Hx of the concerned symptoms and signs for analysis + exams ... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 20 mth sons big toenail fell off & his other big toe is lifting from nailbed. No trauma, fungus ruled out, nails are flat/spoon. Ideas on causes?
See below: Onycholysis is the separation of the nail plate from the nail bed. It can be caused by local problems like periungual warts or fungus (onychomycosis), but the most common reason for separation is trauma. However, some systemic diseases can cause this like psoriasis and hyperthyroidism. Have your pediatrician look into these possibilities. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers