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Recurring Blood Blister On Leg
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
The : The thing you need to know about blood blisters is once "popped, " they are very susceptible to infection. The bloody fluid is a perfect media for bacterial growth. With that in mind (assuming you're in a state of good health, not a diabetic or have poor circulation or are taking any blood thinners), go ahead and pop it. Get it from the side, where the skin meets the blister, and use a sterile instrument. Wash it with soap and warm water, and keep it clean and dry with a dry, sterile dressing (a band aid is ok). Don't use any topical antibiotic like bacitracin, neosporin, etc. Just keep it clean and dry until it's no longer "open" (draining). You might see a light red ring around it after a day or so, which is normal inflammation you need to heal. Watch for signs of infection: increased pain, increased drainage or pus, swelling, redness, foul odor. At the first sign of infection, head to your doctor for a prescription for an antibiotic. Try not to get arrested for practicing medicine without a license! ...Read more
Doubt it: Cpx is a rash that generally starts around the neck and face before spreading elsewhere.The pox starts as a small bump that quickly becomes a blister about 2X the size of a BB shot ,ruptures and begins to dry all in the space of 12 hrs.They come up in waves of half a dozen or more.Your description does not bear any resemblance to this. ...Read more
BLISTERS ON SCROTUM: Without actually seeing these, they sound like angiokeratomas, harmless lesions that often appear in older men, but can appear at any age. Also known as fordyce's disease, they do not require treatment. They can be removed very easily by a dermatologist. This can be confused with fabry's disease, a somewhat serious disorder. Do see a dermatologist if they bother you. ...Read more
More info, please!: Did you hurt yourself? Hold a tool too long? Are you on any blood thinners? How long have you had them? Do they hurt? Obviously, a decent answer is not possible without knowing more, and seeing them. If they are spreading, you have fever, they hurt or you are sick in other ways, go to the ER or call your doc quick. ...Read more
Small bruised knot on front of knee. Calf and thigh burning. Negative ultrasound. Could it be a blood clot?
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
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
Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. on my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?
ACl reconstruction on knee, Tourniquet on thigh woke up lots of blisters, rash, abrasions on thigh, what causes this is it a common complication/rare?
Blisters can result-: -from a tourniquet. Can B related 2pressure used & time of use. Also padding used can have a wrinkle, and be the cause due 2 pinching of the skin. If the blisters R circumferential , most likely pressure & time related. They go away like a 2'nd * burn. They R common & due 2 the reasons stated. ...Read more
Are single reccuring petechiae spots (not clusters) worrisome? I have tiny pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg, 2 on chest No bruises
Possible Biopsy: Discoloration and spotting on the soles of the foot can be problematic and will need additional work-up. Normally the soles of the foot have no pigment and if there are discoloration then you would need to see a podiatrist or dermatologist for examination and possible biopsy of the lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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