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what does a blister bug look like?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Just look up: a picture on the internet

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Is there anything I can do when a bug bite turns in to a blister?

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Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Dermatology 18 years experience
Yes: Bug bites can turn to blisters sometimes. This is from the intense reaction that the bite caused in the skin. It's best to not pop blisters as this can open the skin to infection. Topical steroids such as Hydrocortisone cream applied under a band-aid can help reduce the inflammation (and intense itching) and minimize the risk of infection. Fortunately, most bug bites improve in a week or so.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

When are blisters harmful for your health?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
When infected: Clean and cover the area and if extensive or infected see a doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:

I heard that when you get a blister, you should pop it. Is it better to pop it or to leave it?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Leave it: While popping a blister may solve the problem of the blister, you have no increased your chance of getting a skin infection as well as scarring. If a blister is not going away, see your doctor so that he/she can treat it in a sterile, systematic way to reduce infection & scarring.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long do blisters take to heal?

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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 40 years experience
Depends: Several factors can influence how quickly a blister will heal, including size, depth, location on body, causes, general health, diabetes, auto immune diseases like pemphigus or bullous pemphigoid, infection, etc.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What to do if i recently gained about 30 pounds and have noticed blisters on my calves, what could this be?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Holding water: This sounds like you are holding fluids in your legs. There are a number of reasons for this, some serious please check with your doctor asap.

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