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How Do You Take Care Of A Blood Blister
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 clean !!: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: The blister should be gone within a week. Immediately if it ruptures. Surrounding tissue could take 1-3 weeks. ...Read more
Hematoma?: A blood blister is caused by a pinch to the skin and is rarely large. A more traumatic event will cause a hematoma, a large collection of blood. Unlike rules about blisters if this is extremely large or doesn't start to decrease in size it may not shrink on its own breakdown of blood products may cause a bigger deeper wound. This needs to be drained by a physician with good wound care thereafter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends how you : Treat it. If it is drained, rather quickly. But, you need to use sterile instruments or see doctor. ...Read more
I have what looks like a blood blister on the inside of my bicep , what should I do and will it go away and how long will it take?
Simple Answer: You need to identify why the blister developed and eliminate the problem. Then, the keys are to cover and protect the injured area with simple 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 this is healing, it cannot be infected. If it gets worse, see a doctor. ...Read more
7-10 days: Normal healing is 7-10 days for infectious blood blisters; 4-7 days for traumatic injuries and see your doctor if it does not heal within 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
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