blood blister


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blister

 [blis´ter]
a vesicle, especially a bulla.
blood blister a vesicle having bloody contents, as may be caused by a pinch or bruise.
fever b's herpes febrilis.
water blister one with clear watery contents.

blood blis·'ter

a blister containing blood; resulting from a pinch or crushing injury.

blood blister

a blister containing blood. It may be caused by a pinch, a bruise, or persistent friction.

blood blister

A collection of blood between the epidermis and dermis which is caused by minor skin trauma—e.g., a pinch or crushing injury.

blood blister

Dermatology A collection of blood in a skin blister caused by minor skin trauma–eg, a pinch or crushing injury

blood blis·ter

(blŭd blis'tĕr)
A blister containing blood; resulting from a pinch or crushing injury.
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BLOOD BLISTER: On the sole of the foot after cryotherapy for a plantar wart

blood blister

A small subcutaneous or intracutaneous extravasation of blood resulting from the rupture of blood vessels. See: illustration

Treatment

A firm dressing should be applied with moderate pressure to prevent extravasation and hasten absorption of blood. In some cases it is desirable to puncture the wound aseptically and aspirate the contents.

See also: blister

blood blister

A blister filled with blood.

blood blister

intracutaneous hematoma.
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The pressure from the nail being low made a blood blister.
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This time it centers around Chan Ho Park, whose next start is in question because of a bad blood blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.
Hernandez said he suffered a blood blister from gripping the ball too hard in the excitement.
The boy suffered only a blood blister on his finger.
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But by the Friday night she had blood blisters all over her mouth so we took her straight to A&E.
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The victim was left with serious injuries, including a cut above his left eye, blood blisters and serious swelling around the eye following the attack in January 2010.