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Blister Beetle Sting
Yes, carefully.: Blisters don't usually hurt, but ripping the skin off of them really hurts. Therefore, you can sterilize a seeing needle to prick the edge and drain the fluid, but leave the roof of the blister in tact. ...Read more
I an looking for answers as to what I have recently noticed on my outer thigh, its a red patch of blisters that has hardened and continues to get larger, it stings and itches very badly and the pain seems to be getting worse. Could you tell me what it mig
Infection: Usually a blister means infection, not a sting. Stings can and do become infected. It would be best to have it seen. Infections usually need oral antibiotics to keep them from spreading. ...Read more
Not much.: A blister is a normal variant, even if it looks a bit extreme. If it's not bothering you, and you're breathing fine, then just leave it alone. It's not something to be too concerened about if there are no other problems. ...Read more
Hello doc , i came in contact with blister beetles a week ago and does this skin lesion cause permanent scarring on my face ?
Blister Beetle: Blister beetles contain a toxin called cantharidin or cantharide in their body fluids. Cantharidin causes severe irritation and blistering of the skin without causing any residual scarring. There are no reported cases of human deaths caused by blister beetle bites. If you do not take care of the wound or there is infection there can be scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lips were already chapped. Got hard ball under skin on lip. Tender to touch. Not blister. No fluid. Tried to pick it. Now it stings. ?
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