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What is the difference between a blood blister and a boil?

What is the difference between a blood blister and a boil?

Two very different: things. A blister contains clear fluid (sometimes blood) & is found in separated layers of epidermis or between epidermis & dermis. A boil is a skin lesion containing pus. ...Read more

Dr. David Hardin
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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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What is a blood group?

What is a blood group?

Blood type: "blood group" and "blood type" are the same thing. Blood types are as follows: a, b, o, and ab. There is also the rh factor, which is + or -. Blood types are inherited traits. Worldwide, o+ is the most common type, and ab- is the rarest type. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a blood blister to keep bleeding?

Is it normal for a blood blister to keep bleeding?

Not usually: Usually they slowly heal and resolve. Continued bleeding can be related to recurrent trauma. Try to stop the bleeding with direct pressure, then protect it from further injury ...Read more

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Is it safe to bust a blood blister on a diabetics foot?

Is it safe to bust a blood blister on a diabetics foot?

No, please don't: See your doctor and have your feet evaluated as soon as possible, any open sore can cause a serious infection and should be monitored. ...Read more

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What is a superficial blood clot?

What is a superficial blood clot?

Usually in a vein: Superficial blood clots some times form in superficial veins, usually in the legs. Such clots may cause pain and cosmetic issues but are not dangerous like deep vein clots. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is a blood vessel headache?

Headache: The most frightening of vascular headaches is subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. This is often the "worst headache of your life" and needs emergency care. Migraines and other headaches are thought to be vascular in origin. ...Read more

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What may cause a blood blister on palate?

What may cause a blood blister on palate?

Trauma: Usually it is the result of trauma such as rough food (taco chip?), or suction. But if it doesn't disappear within a week -10 days, call your dentist to check it. If it doesn't resolve it might be something more serious. Please follow up on this. ...Read more

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What is a pressure sore?

What is a pressure sore?

Ulcer fr. immobility: When someone sits or lies in the same position for hours at a time a breakdown of skin can happen, particularly over boney prominences like sacrum, ankle or heel. This is most often seen in paralyzed patients who have no feeling in extremities and are unable to turn themselves. Frequent repositioning, at least every 2 hours and pressure relief mattresses will help prevent ulcers. ...Read more

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What is a milk blister?

What is a milk blister?

Blocked nipple pore: This occurs when skin grows over a milk pore, blocking the milk from being released. It is often clear and you can see fluid (milk) inside. To treat gently wash with warm water and open blister with sterile needle. Then use Bacitracin on the area to help prevent infection. Use creams on your nipple to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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How likely is that a blood clot on a leg causes a stroke?

How likely is that a blood clot on a leg causes a stroke?

Rare: A blood clot affecting a leg rarely causes a stroke. It tends to occur when there is a small hole in the heart, such as a patent foramen ovale, this is something people are born with. It also tends to occur when there is a somewhat large clot in the leg, such as in the femoral vein. Blood clots in leg veins are not a major cause of stroke, like smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure are. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Several conditions: A blood clot that blocks a deep vein in your body is called a deep venous thrombosis and depending on where it occurs can put you at risk for a pulmonary embolus which is a blood clot that blocks a pulmonary artery. This can result in death a blood clot that blocks an artery in your brain causes a thrombotic stroke a blood clot that blocks an artery in the heart causes a heart attack. ...Read more

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What is a pit blood test for?

May be confusion: Pt is protime and PTT is partial thromboplastin time. Both are measures of blood clotting (coagulation). Also used to manage anticoagulant meds. ...Read more

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What is a hematoma?

What is a hematoma?

Bruise or blood : Collection outstde blood vessels. Can be a collection located between cells of deeper layers of skin, a bruise. Or a collection of blood either liquid or clot which has escaped from a traumatised or damaged blood vessel, vein, artery or capillary. ...Read more

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What is a artery , what is a vein and, what is a capillary?

What is a artery , what is a vein and, what is a capillary?

Blood vessels: Dr. Dugan is right. In a nutshell, arteries carry blood from the heart to the body. Veins carry blood from the body back to the heart. Capillaries connect arteries and veins. ...Read more

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What is a good means of determining if I have a blood clot?

Depends on where: Venous blood clots in the arms and legs often produce swelling and a fullness like pain, and sometimes a discoloration however can be present without symptoms especially in their early stages. Other symptoms can be unexplained fever or shortness of breath. An good history and physical with an ultrasound if indicated will help. Do you have risk factors? This is an improtant discussion point. ...Read more

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What is the blood clots during a period? What exactly is it?

What is the blood clots during a period? What exactly is it?

Unclear question: If you are asking about the presence of blood clots in menstrual discharge, it generally means excessive blood loss during menstrual flow. It would put you at risk of iron deficiency anemia and you should take oral iron supplements. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My blood type is a rh+ what does it mean?

My blood type is a rh+ what does it mean?

Compatibility:: If you donate blood, anyone who is type a or ab, rh+ can use it; if you need a transfusion, you can get it from a type a or o, rh+ or rh- donor. ...Read more

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Why is it that a red blood cell is shaped like a disk?

Why is it that a red blood cell is shaped like a disk?

For function: The purpose of the RBC is to transport oxygen via the hemoglobin/Fe molecule. In order to optimize the amount of hemoglobin present the cell is devoid of a nucleus and cytoplasmic components. This allows the maximum number of oxygen molecules to be present in each RBC. The cell has the other job of being able to circulate via the microvessels to deliver the O2. Its disc shape provides entry. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more