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What should I do about this blood blister?

Asked by blueberry_kid (5651 points ) November 26th, 2011

There is a blood blister on my bottom lip. I think I got it from eating something hot or drinking coffee.Or, from what I think, biting my lip in the middle of the night. But when I woke up, it freaked me out completley.

It’s a dark red, grain of rice sized blob on my bottom lip, but it doesnt hurt. I brushed my teeth to see if it would come off, but it didn’t. I looked all over the internet, and found some answers but nothing really helped.

The questions I’m trying to ask are:

What the heck is it?
What should I do to treat it? Should I just leave it alone?
Should I be worried?

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11 Answers

syz's avatar

Leave it alone. The cells lining your mouth and tongue are replaced twice as fast as most of those in the rest of your body – it’ll be gone soon.

blueberry_kid's avatar

@syz Can I eat anything though? I’m scared to eat anything.

syz's avatar

Sure you can.

marinelife's avatar

You need to leave it alone. it will go away on its own.

Opening it up will make it worse, and it will take longer to clear up.

Judi's avatar

You might want to avoid spicy, or high acid foods like citrus and vinegar. They might irritate it a bit. Does it hurt at all?

blueberry_kid's avatar

@Judi No, it doesn’t hurt. But it’s just worrying me.

Judi's avatar

If it’s not gone or almost gone in a week, or if it gets worse instead of better, I would get it checked out, but it should start healing and I would guess be almost gone by Monday. You’re young. Your cells regenerate fast. :-)

marinelife's avatar

They just look scary. The skin should form a safe cover. You can eat and use your lip normally unless you paly a wind instrument, which might bother it.

Rarebear's avatar

What they all said.

Nullo's avatar

Blood blisters are Mostly Harmless. If you can manage to keep from shutting your lip in cupboard doors for a few days, it ought to go away. :D
Blood blisters on regular skin you might want to cover with a bandage, to help keep direct pressure off.

glut's avatar

Go to a foot doctor.

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