Blood blisters on tongue
BY: The News Voice
A blister is a fluid filled sac that happens when upper layer of skin is injured.
The fluid is generally clear unless a blood vessel gets ruptured creating a blood blister.
The injury on the skin could be just a bite gone wrong. These blister act as barrier for the damaged part preventing further harm.
They can occur anywhere in your mouth, they are often seen on soft surfaces like, inside of cheek, tongue or underside of lips etc
- trauma - allergies to acidic foods - low platelet count - angina bullosa hemorrhagica
Chemotherapy drugs and radiation can also cause blood blisters in mouth
Thrombocytopenia also causes blood blisters in mouth
Angina bullosa hemorrhagica is a rare disorder that causes painful blood blisters to suddenly erupt and then rupture spontaneously
Most blood blisters are benign and can be resolved without any medical intervention. Be mindful of what you eat to keep them away!