It can be very alarming to spot a small bubble on the inner lip or lining of the cheek that is filled with what appears to be blood. Most of the time, it’s nothing serious and it usually goes away on its own after a few days. This particular article will tell you what to do in case there is a red blister in your mouth.
Sometimes referred to as a blood blister, a red blister comes in such color because it’s actually filled with blood — there are broken blood vessels just below the lining of your mouth, and the leaking blood has accumulated and formed a bubble. Eventually, blood in the blister will be reabsorbed by your body, though at times the blister may burst.
An injury is usually the reason behind the formation of a red blister, such as accidentally pinching or chomping on the inner lip or lining of the cheek with your teeth. There are instances, too, in which a canker sore or aphthous ulcer may bleed, eventually causing a blister to form. Food allergies may also cause a red blister in the mouth.
Below are some of the things that you may try doing the moment that such red-colored blister appears:
Apply Ice Right Away
Because a red blister in the mouth is due to some broken blood vessels, the first thing that should be done is to have those constricted. An effective way to do so is by gently placing an ice cube on the blister for a few seconds each time. It is also a good idea for you to suck on some ice chips, making sure that they’re coming into contact with it.
Count on a Cool Slice of Cucumber
Another way to help constrict those damaged blood vessels just below the lining of your mouth is by placing a slice of cucumber on the red-colored blister. However, the best slice of cucumber for the job is one that’s been stashed in the refrigerator for several minutes — the cold will help seal the blood vessels.
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