For most people, blisters are a mild skin condition and a fairly common occurrence. The friction-type blisters you get on your heel from your shoes rubbing up and down are filled with a clear fluid.
Blood blisters, on the other hand, are raised sacs on the skin that contain blood. Smaller blisters may also be called vesicles, while larger blisters may be referred to as bulla. Most of the time, blood blisters will disappear on their own and do not pose any significant health concerns to you.
Here’s what you need to know about this mild skin condition, when and how to care for it, and how to prevent blood blisters from forming.
There are a few areas where blood blisters are likely to pop up. They include:
- Areas of the body that are subject to excessive friction
- Places where the skin has been pinched (like pinching your finger in a door)
- Close to joints
- Near bony prominences