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Painful 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
See below: Blisters can be a number of things but what helps us narrow down what it could be is its location. Please repost with location. ...Read more
Yes.: If what you mean by a popped vein is a bulging varicose vein then itching can be due to the varicose vein. Other related symptoms could be aching, cramping, burning, heaviness and pressure. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation with a venous reflux examination. ...Read more
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
Rash: Doubt you're feeling sick from the lesion on your pinky as it is limited to that area and less likely to give you systemic reaction. The lesion needs to be looked at either by having a local doc do so or sending us a picture. ...Read more
Nail blood blister: It is known as a sublingual hematoma which is common when you wear shoes too tight or have something drop on your toe or kick into something. It's painful initially but will grow the length of the nail as your nail grows and become painless, harmless unless it looks very aggressive. If you are unsure, if it's painful a podiatrist can poke a hole in the nail plate to drain it to relieve pressure. ...Read more
Blood blister on heel a few days ago. Ignored. Now there's a v.Painful blister with what looks white beneath the skin. Not burst. Infected? Treatment?
Drain it: If you have no medical conditions like diabetes, etc, it is generally safe to drain a blister after 2-3 days to allow the skin underneath to develop. Use a clean needle soaked for 15 minutes in isopropyl alcohol. Drain, then cover with a sterile gauze pad and some antibiotic ointment. If discomfort doesn't resolve in a few days, if it becomes red or starts draining pus, see a podiatrist promptly. ...Read more
Doubtful.: A rash probably is not a blood vessel unless you have a group of spider veins in that area which would give the appearance of spider legs. Varicose veins would be raised, blue and grape-like in appearance. A red rash doesn't sound like veins. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Red spot in eye like popped bld. Vssl.? Area around and under eye tender and pain. Is it just a popped blood vessel from high blood pressure?
Yes: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is not uncommon in patients with high blood pressure. It is usually due to a ruptured small conjunctival blood vessel. It will usually resolve in 1-2 wks; avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, coumadin (warfarin) (unless needed), heavy lifting, straining, smoking. See MD for BP check. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Got a pus filled blister which broke open & bled a lot . The skin around it is very red and tinged purple and hard lump underneath. Spider bite?
Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad blood draw yesterday (venipuncture/8vials).Immediately:red/blue, v.swollen&painful.Now:flat,hard lump,bruise.Do ruptured veins heal?Just a leak?
Hematoma: The venipuncture for blood draw leaked and caused a hematoma outside of the vein or in the vein wall or both and this will heal in most cases without any consequences. I recommend ice in the first 2 days, several times a day (15 min each time) and switch to topical heat on day 3-4 and take ibuprofen as tolerated. ...Read more
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