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I get red blister-type lesions around my eyes and in meibomian glands before a flare of autoimmune disease. Are these associated with any particular d?

I get red blister-type lesions around my eyes and in meibomian glands before a flare of autoimmune disease. Are these associated with any particular d?

Rosacea blepharitis: These could be findings associated with rosacea blepharitis which is associated with the common facial skin condition acne rosacea which is not autoimmune. Lupus (autoimmune) can have a facial rash as part of the symptoms, but red blister type lesions around the eyes sounds different. See a dermatologist and/or ophthalmologist for a closer look. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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Very itchy rash w 1-2mm blister-like eruptions. Biopsy showed telangiectasia and lymphocytic infiltrates. Rash still recurring. Autoimmune? Ideas?

TMEP: It's time to see a dermatologist. Did the biopsy have mast cells as part of the infiltrate? Was a direct immunoflorescence done? Tmep is an acronym you can google and see pictures and description of the clinical course. There many potential treatments but the diagnosis is paramount before any can be started. ...Read more

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I have autoimmune inner ear disease and just finished a pack of steroids two days ago. Blood blister inside cheek just appeared tonight. Panic?

I have autoimmune inner ear disease and just finished a pack of steroids two days ago. Blood blister inside cheek just appeared tonight. Panic?

Don't panic: A collection of blood under the lining of the mouth is usually from trauma, like biting. It would not be an expected side effect of prednisone, but steroids can impair wound healing, so that might explain it. If concerned, have it checked out in the next few days. ...Read more

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Itchy red welt, then blister. Most on limbs (67).Now even on lips. Brush teeth, spit blood. Bld n nose. BP? Autoimmune? Could the spider bite b4 trigger this?

Itchy red welt, then blister. Most on limbs (67).Now even on lips. Brush teeth, spit blood. Bld n nose. BP? Autoimmune? Could the spider bite b4 trigger this?

May be urgent: If this is just developing at this very minute, you may be in the early stages of a severe allergic reaction ("Steven-Johnson Syndrome") which is a medical emergency. If this is acute, TO IMMEDIATELY TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM. If this is not acute, it still will require careful evaluation. ...Read more

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A blister like bump on top of hand, hurts to touch and is red around it? Bed bug bite? Auto immune? Staph? Why I keep getting it and what is it?

A blister like bump on top of hand, hurts to touch and is red around it? Bed bug bite? Auto immune? Staph? Why I keep getting it and what is it?

Infection likely: The differential is long, but infection is at the top of the list. In particular with the staph series of bacteria, including mrsa.

Less likely are bug bites and rarely are such lesions autoimmune related.

I would recommend evaluation by medical professional -. ...Read more

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What can I use for a blistering sunburn?

What can I use for a blistering sunburn?

Hydrate: Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin. ...Read more

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Bug bite with red ring around, no blistering?

Bug bite with red ring around, no blistering?

Pus or Abscess?: Until your doctor examines you this 'bite' should be considered a potential staph infection. It is an urgent problem if there is pus or abscess in the lesion. ...Read more

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Could I have balanoposthitis if I have blistering?

Could I have balanoposthitis if I have blistering?

Here are some. ..: Balanoposthitis is a general term denoting the presence of inflammation from vasious reasons such as long tight foreskin, yeast infection, herpes-related inflammation, etc. So, blistering from HSV or others may be a part of pictures in balanoposthtis. ...Read more

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How should I treat my baby's sunburn? There's no blistering.

How should I treat my baby's sunburn? There's no blistering.

Cool soaks.: Soak some washcloths or small towels in cool water and apply them frequently. For a baby, there's not much else to do except wait it out. The involved skin will peel as it heals - that's normal. But please learn a lesson from this and apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen to your baby (and yourself) whenever you go out in the sun. If you're out there for awhile, reapply it frequently. ...Read more

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I burned my got with hit sugar, and I'm blistering... What do I do?

I burned my got with hit sugar, and I'm blistering... What do I do?

Chill: If burn is acute and second degree, with blisters, then treat with cool water. Keep covered and protect blister. Fluid will absorb over time and skin will heal. Leaving little to no scar. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to alleviate blistering caused by shaving your bikini line?

Bikini line: Use your razor in downward direction only. Treating with benzoyl peroxide wash may help with ingrown hairs as well.. See your dermatologist for further details. ...Read more

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I am worried it is infected because it is very weepy, blistering and inflamed what do I do?

I am worried it is infected because it is very weepy, blistering and inflamed what do I do?

Re-read question: Re-read your question and try again; as it is, it makes little sense as important information is missing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I got about 9 bug bites in about the size of a half dollar on my left side. Now they are blistering. Should I be concerned?

Hi, I got about 9 bug bites in about the size of a half dollar on my left side. Now they are blistering. Should I be concerned?

More likely shingles: Ask your doctor to prescribe a anti-viral agent for you now in order to reduce the duration and intensity of the problem. ...Read more

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What can lead to, or is associated with Blistering?

What can lead to, or is associated with Blistering?

The following cause or are associated with Blistering:: Balanoposthitis, Carbon monoxide poisoning, Epidermolysis bullosa, Frostbite, Poison ivy, Porphyria cutanea tarda, Stevens johnson syndrome, Chickenpox, Ringworm of scalp, Sand fly bite, Spider bites, Tarantula bite, Non venomous snake bite, Mosquito bite, Insect bite, Common spider bite, Brown recluse spider bite, Black widow spider bite, Ant bite, Anopheles mosquito bite, Tick bite, Infected insect bite, Flea bites, Human bite, Animal bite, Dog bites, Cat bites, Rattlesnake bite, Cat scratch or bite, Allergic reaction to insect bite, Bee sting, Scorpion sting, Centipede sting, Insect sting, Jellyfish stings, Wasp sting, Poison sumac, Poison oak, Erysipelas, Snake bite, Stings, Folliculitis, Blood blister. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blistering?

What is the definition or description of: Blistering?

Blistering: A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which blisters would be found. ...Read more

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Been dealing with fleas for many months and my bites have been large and been blistering. Should I get tested for any diseases?

Been dealing with fleas for many months and my bites have been large and been blistering. Should I get tested for any diseases?

See a Dermatologist: Blistering bites can be caused by many things. If you are certain it is fleas, then take the appropriate action with pest control. However, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist to have the blisters evaluated and treated. That way you can make sure the blisters are, in fact, from fleas and not something else. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What can be done for a blistering rash?

What can be done for a blistering rash?

Dermatitis: You need to see a clinician to determine the diagnosis. There are many causes for what you describe. ...Read more

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Possible ways to stop a burn from blistering?

Possible ways to stop a burn from blistering?

Burn blister: Immediately after a burn cooling the skin is critical. Ice cold water. ...Read more

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How do I prevent my new sunburn from blistering?

How do I prevent my new sunburn from blistering?

Nothing: If you haven't blistered in a short time after developing the sunburn you wont. The only thing you can do is stay out of the sun or use good sunblock to prevent the burn. ...Read more

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How can I stop the blistering on my fingers while I drum?

Protect it: Blistering is an example of excessive pressure/use of that area. Take a break. In the future use cushioning aids such as bandaids, tape, special gloves etc over the blistering area to protect it from excess pressure and re-blistering. ...Read more

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I have got really bad sunburn and my skin is blistering should I be worried?

Sunburn: Yes you should be worried and you must go to the nearest Emergency facility to begin to help you control the blistering.
Won't get better overnight but will get better over time.

Don't forget to put cream on when you are in the sun. ...Read more

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I got a little sunburned about 5 days ago and now my skin is blistering, help?

I got a little sunburned about 5 days ago and now my skin is blistering, help?

Moisturizer: Use a lot of moisturizer. Aveeno (oatmeal) is a good brand to use. The concern is that blisters should have appeared earlier and usually with only a little sun burn you do not get blisters. There is a possibility that you have some other condition causing blisters. In that case you will need to see a dermatologist or a family physician to get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a blistering sunburn what should I do to help heal it faster before my beach vacation. Thanks?

I have a blistering sunburn what should I do to help heal it faster before my beach vacation. Thanks?

Healing: TAKES TIME (You have SECOND DEGREE BURNS!!) and the LAST thing you need is more BEACH!

Cover UP!!!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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How can you stop heel blistering (important)?

How can you stop heel blistering (important)?

Heel blister: How I stop heel blistering is simple. Soak the feet in epsin salt 15 min daily. Then apply a ag hydroarmor blister sticker from pedinol pharm. Make sure your shoegear fits you properly and that your not sliding in your shoe. Finally apply mole skin when the blister is in the chronic or healing phase. ...Read more

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How can I keep my feet from blistering all over?

How can I keep my feet from blistering all over?

Couple of things: Proper fitting shoes, gel inner soles to relieve friction. ...Read more

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Does radiotherapy cause skin ulcerations and blistering?

It can: Radiotherapy can cause skin redness, hair loss, and in some situations ulcerations and blistering. These skin changes only occur in the region of the body being treated, and they typically progress during the course of radiotherapy and gradually improve in the weeks after treatment. Depending on the location and type of treatment, these side effects may be unlikely or expected. ...Read more

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What do I do to prevent a hot soup burn from blistering?

What do I do to prevent a hot soup burn from blistering?

Ice: Immediately put ice on it. This will help but if the burn is bad enough it will blister anyway. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin blisters?

What is the definition or description of: Skin blisters?

Skin blister: Skin blister = vesicle = a fluid filled lesion on the outermost layer of tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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I burned my finger on the oven and it is blistering what can I do to treat it?

I burned my finger on the oven and it is blistering what can I do to treat it?

Burn care: Cool water and or cool compress. You can cover the burn with antibiotic ointment and I thing Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is good to use at home. Also, consider aloe vera. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Skin Blisters (Definition)

Skin blister = vesicle = a fluid filled lesion on the outermost layer of ...Read more