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Is It Possible To Drain A Blood Blister Without Breaking The Top Layer Of Skin
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
Should you peel the dead skin off a blister and let the new skin heal? Or should you leave it alone? There is no fluid left under the top layer.
How small is a bunch of HIV particles? Is it small enough for the blood to seep through the skin pores on the palm of the hands and lead to infection?
Unlikely.: Usually skin can protect against blood. Wash the blood away from your hands quickly, and the risk is negligible. But, if your skin is not intact and there is a cut or open wound in the hand, the risk increases. Be sure to visit your physician as he could prescribe anti-HIV medication if you think you might have been exposed, the sooner the better. ...Read more
With a 3rd degree burn is it standard practice to drain a blister and cut off the skin from the blister?
If i drain the pus out of a blister beetle bite and it gets on another part of ny skin will it create another blister?
Is it proper to remove the dead, peeling skin from around a wound? Will this hurt it more or cause infection?
Will a skin flap wound on a finger pad create scar tissue? What is the likelihood that the scar won't be apparent once all is healed?
Uncomplicated: superficial tears or lacerations or abrasion do no usually leave scars ...Read more
Is it possible to step wrong into a small hole in the pavement and get a soft tissue injury on the top of the foot? Ankle is fine.
Is it possible that my pilonidal cyst is just a collection of hair and skin debris causing a solid movable lump under the skin by the tailbone?
Yes: That is possible, but it should be examined. A chronic infection with intermittent drainage is common, and managing it before it becomes a worse infection is desireable, although not always possible. See a general surgeon for a consultation, and ask if they have experience with pilonidal cyst treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have an area on my chin that if i squeeze it fluid builds ip in the individual pores it sort of boils up and then breaks through the top layer of sk?
Few possibilities: Few possibilities-1. Folliculitis- supercial infection at the outer layer of skin called epidermis level, common around hair follicles. Inhairy areas of chin it is common and called sycosis barbae 2.Epidermis level when the infection extends into dermis level it is called furuncle 3. When the same infect.Occurs in demis, it is abscess. Caused by staphlolcoccus bact. Commonly.Infected-acne can happen. ...Read more
Red bump on chin with a scab in the middle. Removing scab makes it bleed or leak. Appeared out of nowhere and definitely not a pimple, what is it?
Is it possible to get a pimple or sore just inside the opening of the urethra? Woke up to a small amount of blood caked on & that's what it looks like
A small black dot on the bottom of my foot - looks like dried blood. Poked thru the top skin layer and it seems to flake off. Any reason to see a dr.?
The scab on my knee is yellow . Could this be a sign of infection? The area surrounding it is red and sore as well .
See your doctor: These symptoms need to be directly observed by your doctor for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
Is it possible to remove a penis scar thats runs from the tip to the bottom, near the testicles, it almost looks like a vein that runs top to bottom?
Assessment: It sounds like you are uncertain as to what this structure is. Would encourage you to consult with an urologist. ...Read more
I got a pimple to come to a head but couldn't extract the gunk inside out of it, I put a topcial solution on it and it burned the skin on top of the pimple, and the pimple still remains under the scar?
There is a large bump on the lower part of the vagina close to the vagina hole......It seems to be something under the skin.Could it be serious?
I accidentally cut myself with my razor and it is sort of deep and the white layer of skin under it is showing. What can heal it up quickly?
Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more