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Bellybutton Blister Symptoms
What could these symptoms be related too; small patch little blister that reoccur maybe 2, 3 times a year on same spot?
I am on a gluten free diet. Once in a dh blisters show up. How much time goes by between eating gluten and showing the symptoms (i.E. Blisters)?
Variable: Your dh lesions are dependent on your body's production of IgA antibodies to epidermal transglutaminase (etg), which may take several years to resolve, even after strict avoidance of dietary gluten. You may want to discuss initiating Dapsone with your physician for treatment if this continues to be a significant issue. ...Read more
I've been having prodrome herpes symptoms for 2 weeks. Small bumps have been coming and going but no blisters. Is this it? Should i expect blisters?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be something else. ...Read more
I have a cluster of painless blisters on my belly a half a centimeter in diameter. noticed it yesterday. No other symptoms. what is it?
A thought: Do you wear pants with a metal fastener? Does wearing jewelry ever cause skin irritation? A thought that comes to mind is nickel allergy, which can usually be diagnosed by history. Patch testing can confirm. If not nickel, some form of contact irritation or allergy seems likely given the small area of involvement. A Dermatologist or Allergist can help. ...Read more
Immunity: The varying degrees of immune mechanisms which keep herpes simplex virus in check are not fully understood. We know that some people are prone to frequent outbreaks and others have none, and some, like you, get only partial symptoms. Consider yourself fortunate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NONE: But we know that the virus is present occasionally between attacks. Thus you may be contagious when there are no symptoms. In fact most transmission occurs from a person who does not know she carries the virus or from a known infected person during a time with no symptoms. Antiviral meds reduce the risk of infecting another person but are not 100% effective. ...Read more
What are the chances to have unprotected sex having herpes and not spread the virus if I am not having any symptoms (blisters) of the disease?
Asymptomatic Shed: Asymptomatic shedding is very real and one of the biggest reasons why it's possible for people with herpes to pass herpes virus on to a sexual partner without having any signs or symptoms. That's pretty much what asymptomatic means: you can't see or feel that the virus is present and active on the surface of the skin. 70% of herpes is spread by asymptomatic shedding of the virus. ...Read more