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A 41-year-old female asked:

i am experiencing rash on my side shingles. when do the blisters pop and itching stop?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: "Shingles", herpes zoster, is primarily painful, not itchy. The vesicles are small and become pussy after a day or 2, then scabs in another day or 2. You probably have something else and should go get diagnosed.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned that my skin has been itching throughout my pregnancy?

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Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: Most of the time this is related to dry skin in pregnancy, but there is a condition called cholestasis of pregnancy that could be the culprit. Cholestasis can be very concerning and can cause problems for the baby. Itchiness without a rash in pregnancy needs to be evaluated by your doctor. There's a lab test for bile acids that can be done to look for cholestasis.
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Is itching skin common in pregnancy?

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Yes: Most of the reasons are not serious such as dry skin or pupps. But a more serious but rare cause is cholestasis of pregnancy. There is no rash and the hands and feet itch the most.
A member asked:

How can I tell if my childs skin rash is from exposure to poison oak?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Contact dermatitis: Poison ivy, oak and sumac all contain the same substance which causes a severe contact skin reaction in most people. The rash will appear from about 24-48 hours after the exposure to the plant oil. It is red, raised, very itchy and often has a seepy discharge or blisters. It will often appear in "streaky" lines on the areas which were exposed. Rash on the face can cause a lot of swelling.
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My newborn has a rash that looks like little pimples or freckles; will it go away?

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Yes: These rashes are common in newborns. The most common one peaks at 5 weeks of age and is gone by 2 months of age. These rashes tend not to itch. For a pimply rash that itches or is present after 2 months of age, contact your child's healthcare provider.
A female asked:

My daughter is 14. She has double session tryouts for soccer. That equals 4 1/2 hours of soccer a day. She has horrible blisters on her feet. Her second toe has a blister under her tonail. Her tonail is off colored now. What should we do. She has two more

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
Blisters under: Toenails are quite common in sports participants. If you're able to drain it, apply a topical antibiotic and wrap it in a band aid, that's about the best you can do short term. You might want to check on the size of the soccer boots. If too small, they can be making things worse. Also, i hope the coach/trainer has them wearing running shoes for the pure running workouts.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
She might try wearing two pair of socks on each foot and see if that helps. This was something I was taught back in high school by my coach and it worked for me. ( to prevent the blisters, not treat them.)
Aug 16, 2012

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