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Insect Sting (Definition)

A insect sting results in an injection by a specifically designed structure of an organism and usually contains chemicals that can cause all sorts of responses, some toxic. Whereas a bite can also contain chemicals which cause all sorts of reactions but comes from the mouth parts which may be fangs or other teeth or large mandible components or simply be part of the ...Read more


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Some kind of insect bit me (looks like regular mosquito bite) but when scratched even lightly blood blisters surround entire area. Any ideas?

Some kind of insect bit me (looks like regular mosquito bite) but when scratched even lightly blood blisters surround entire area. Any ideas?

Blood Blisters: Blood blisters are caused when the blood vessels under the surface of the skin are ruptured. The most common cause of this rupturing is some form of trauma, such as hitting your thumb with a hammer, to the area. They frequently occur in areas that regular blisters occur. The feet are most prone to blood blisters due to poorly sized footwear. The hands are also susceptible for this type of blister, . ...Read more

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I have a tiny white lump on the inside of me cheek right beside where I bite my lip. Doesn't hurt What could it be a week ago had a blood blister to?

I have a tiny white lump on the inside of me cheek right beside where I bite my lip. Doesn't hurt What could it be a week ago had a blood blister to?

Scar: this is most likely a healing reaction, in other words, a potential scar. Unfortunately it tempts you to continue to bite the area, both intentionally and unintentionally. If you want it to heal, avoid doing that. A blood blister is a superficial bruise. the tissue was hurt and now it's trying to heal. ...Read more

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I have a small blood blister type of bump in my mouth. Could this be an std? It doesn't hurt just an annoyance ...also I always bite that cheek!

I have a small blood blister type of bump in my mouth. Could this be an std? It doesn't hurt just an annoyance ...also I always bite that cheek!

Unusual symptom: A blood blister would be an unusual symptom for a sexually transmitted infection, but if you have engaged in high risk sexual activity recently, an evaluation would be prudent. ...Read more

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Bit gum with my tooth and now I have a small blood blister. What can I do to make this heal fast?

Bit gum with my tooth and now I have a small blood blister. What can I do to make this heal fast?

Warm salt rinses: The blister will need to heal on it's own, but if it is a bit swollen in the area, warm salt water rinses several times a day will help it along. ...Read more

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Foot felt a bit painful and i discovered I have a blood blister on the ball of the foot. Whats the best way to treat it a blister plaster?

Foot felt a bit painful and i discovered I have a blood blister on the ball of the foot. Whats the best way to treat it a blister plaster?

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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Have recurring swelling on the inside of my bottom lip. An ulcer i bit has formed a blood blister with a sack of yellow sticky fluid beneath. Advice?

Have recurring swelling on the inside of my bottom lip. An ulcer i bit has formed a blood blister with a sack of yellow sticky fluid beneath. Advice?

Mucocele: Likely a mucocele, which is a minor salivary gland with a blocked duct. Whether a mucocele, or another problem (possibly a minor salivary gland tumor) it should be removed by an oral surgeon and sent for biopsy. ...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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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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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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