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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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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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Blood blister on top on hand won't stop bleeding?

Blood blister on top on hand won't stop bleeding?

Pressure: Cleaning the area and applying pressure for a few minutes in most cases will stop all bleeding.
If you are on an anticoagulant like Coumadin (warfarin) or daily aspirin. Plavix then you will take longer to clot. ...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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Tiny little blood blister looking spots on hand anything to worry about?

Tiny little blood blister looking spots on hand anything to worry about?

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

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Red painful raised bump on hand. Slowly growing looks like blood blister but feels like splinter in it. Suddenly appeared?

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

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My five-year old daughter has a blood blister under a callus on her hand. What should I do?

My five-year old daughter has a blood blister under a callus on her hand. What should I do?

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

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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?

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?

Bruise: Sounds most like a bruise and sometimes they can pop up without being aware of the injury. You can give it a week or 2 to resolve. I would give it up to a month to resolve. If it doesn't, you could see a doctor, but very unlikely to be melanoma. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 been waking up with random blood blisters on my right hand?  I take no meds and there have been no injuries.

Blisters: Make sure it is not insect bite, or contact with some irritant. Next step have it checked out to rule out blood cell abnormalities or some form of skin inflammation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do I treat a blood blister?

How do I treat a blood blister?

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

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How can you treat a blood blister?

How can you treat a blood blister?

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

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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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What should I do to cover a blood blister?

What should I do to cover a blood blister?

Nothing fancy: A protective dressing. In most cases just a band aid will suffice. ...Read more

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Could popping a blood blister hurt?

Yes: Not a good idea to pop the blood blister. Infection could be a real consequence. Protect it from further injury and allow it to heal over time. ...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