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First Aid Blood Blister
Depends on wound: If there is significant bleeding, pressure first to stop the bleeding. If it is mostly oozing, cleaning the wound with very cool water or saline can be helpful to get bleeding to stop. ...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
Is the HIV rapid blood test (finger prick) just as accurate as the standard "needle-in-arm" blood test?
Used a dental pick NOT MY OWN to take out a splinter.No visible blood but Micro.Dried blood possibly.Pick used 4-6 hrs prior.HIV possibility?
No: You're almost a grown woman and you need to be aware that casual contact with surfaces that "just might have a bit of dried blood" won't give you HIV. During the old days when there was no Rx, casual family contacts simply didn't catch the virus. Stop worrying about this stuff. You're too smart to end up paralyzed. ...Read more
Is it necessary to wipe the finger with an antiseptic pad before pricking it for a blood sample for a glucometer?
Can you get Hep C from a public bottle of liquid band aid? A barber cut me and applied an open public bottle of liquid band aid.
What is this blood blister from friction he's a scaffolder popped up last 24 hrs imagejpeg_2.jpg?
What country was the first to test blood used for blood transfusions for aids at the beginning of the epidemic?
U.K.: The united kingdom began testing the blood supply in october, 1985. ...Read more
Subsequent to a blood transfusion there was some yellow liquid in the blood bag - what's going on?
Plasma: Blood is composed of formed elements (red cells, white cells and platelets) and the liquid portion is plasma. During a transfusion of packed red blood cells, there is also some plasma and anticoagulant in the bag, and they separate from the red cells by gravity. This is a normal finding, the color of the plasma is usually yellow. ...Read more
Probably not: The cases in which HIV has been transmitted by needle have been from needles just withdrawn from HIV-positive patients' blood. I would be surprised if drying did not kill this very fragile virus. Having said this, anyone who uses a needle that may be contaminated is playing an extremely unwise game with their health for other reasons. This needs to stop and if applicable, law enforcement notified. ...Read more
Yes: It is standard practice to test both rubella and HIV antibodies early in pregnancy. Typically one also gets an antigen test for hepatitis b, and a test for syphilis (sometimes an antibody test, and other times a different test is used). Additional tests such as a complete blood count, blood type, rh typing, urine analysis are standard as well. See your ob; they'll do the right tests. ...Read more
First aid to lowering high blood pressure and when is it a state of emergency? Presume there are no past conditions known.
Got a histofrezeer two days ago, burn getting scar. Will i still get blood blister, i already got a small one the first day.
I have small blood blister of sorts on my breast that is about the size of a pencil eraser and slightly raised. I first noticed it a month ago, but it has not healed at all and is easily irritated and sometimes bleeds. I'm not sure if it's something I sho
You may have: a small hemangioma, which is a benign tumor of a tiny blood vessel on the surface of your skin. Or angioma. Or something similar that is irritating you. Please get yourself to a healthcare provider to get properly diagnosed and treated. These things can bleed quite a bit if surgically excised, but sometimes electrocautery helps. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leave it alone: Protect itand let it dry out.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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