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A 22-year-old female asked:

a spinder or bug bit me it keeps re accuring it couses small blisters with fluid in . is it harmfull because it keeps re accuring?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine 39 years experience
'Spider" bite: A recurring area of blistering with fluid may not be due to a bug or spider bite, but rather to a localised viral infection called herpes simplex. If you see your doctor when the blisters are present a culture of the fluid can be done to confirm if it is herpes. If it is then treatment can be prescribed. Hsv is an annoying but not serious condition.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Good point.
Mar 26, 2014

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

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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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When are blisters harmful for your health?

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When infected: Clean and cover the area and if extensive or infected see a doctor.
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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
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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.
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How long do blisters take to heal?

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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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