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What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

Swimming rash: Basic skin sensitivity to treated water results in contact dermatitis, according to mayoclinic. Com. You develop reddened and irritated skin, sometimes with raised red bumps on your skin. Swimmer's itch is another skin condition that causes red and raised bumps or even blisters on your skin. Parasites in infected water cause swimmer's itch. The condition usually resolves itself after about one week. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have blister/rash all around my body it starts out as a blister then days later its a scab then it peels off and it leaves a white spot?

I have blister/rash all around my body it starts out as a blister then days later its a scab then it peels off and it leaves a white spot?

Sounds uncomfortable: That sounds uncomfortable, and could be caused by many things/factors. Not enough history or details to make an educated guess.
Rashes are tough things to evaluate from a distance...I would strongly suggest that you see your family doc for an evaluation and possible referral to a dermatologist... ...Read more

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Blister rash (Tip)

Don't pick at blisters or you might increase the risk of infection. ...See more

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Treating Blisters (Checklist)

Pop the blister and drain the fluid
Once
If you pop the blister, leave the roof of the blister intact
Once
Cover the blister with antibiotic ointment and a dry bandage
Daily
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Can someone tell me how to get rid of small blisters and a dry rash all around and on my lips?

Can someone tell me how to get rid of small blisters and a dry rash all around and on my lips?

Lipstick?: Are you wearing any lipstick or other make up product on or around your lips? You need to remove all offending agents. You can use vaseline to heal the dry skin. See a dermatologist if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have blister rash on my left arm, a little on left back, and right arm. Now my kids have the chickenpox. Do I have shingles? I went to urgent care and the said it is not shingles because it is also on my right arm. But it looks like it and it hurts and

I have blister rash on my left arm, a little on left back, and right arm. Now my kids have the chickenpox. Do I have shingles? I went to urgent care and the said it is not shingles because it is also on my right arm. But it looks like it and it hurts and

You: You know the old saying: "if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck, it is". Varicella zoster, the technical name, results when a person who has had chicken pox has it re-activated later in life. While the rash is usually in the distribution of one nerve root, bilateral cases have been reported but they are rare. The rash of vz is typically a blister the itches and burns. The rash of scabies consists of a very itchy collection of tiny blisters that, in people with good hygeine, may be seen on the spaces between the fingers or on the legs. It lasts until treated. Vz often starts with pain and then a few days later the erruption of blisters that dry up after a week or two. It is really unlikely that you and your girls have two different things. I know of cases where an adult caring for a child with chicken pox had an attack of vz afterwards. Children without immunity to chicken pox can catch them from an adult with vz. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is usually not very helpful. In vz the treatment if caught early may be an antiviral drug. For the pain, Gabapentin or Pregabalin are prescribed. Most doctors suggest the zostavax injection to prevent vz in people over 60 because the incidence of post herpetic neuralgia increases with age.
Good luck! I know what it feels like. ...Read more

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Blister rash (Tip)

Do not rupture a blister. Cover a blister with bulky dressing. ...See more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
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Can you get a blister rash 2 weeks after taking zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Can you get a blister rash 2 weeks after taking zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Unlikely: It's unlikey that a blistering rash occur that far after taking zyrtec (cetirizine). I would look at other causes including infections, contact reactions due to plants or chemicals, or other new medications. ...Read more

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Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?

Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?

Reaction?: If any contact with bowl cleaner or other chemical, could be a local reaction (/"burn") from that, which may look infected on exam (hence abx/anti-fungal). The warm/moist environ slows healing. Should keep dry & aired as able (don't get arrested!) while using ointments as rx'ed. Give it a week. If not improving, get re-checked. ...Read more

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Blister rash (Tip)

Do cover but not with a bandaid. Use gauze and paper tape! ...See more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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What is the definition or description of: blister rash?

What is the definition or description of: blister rash?

Blister: Blister- elevated skin lesion, filled up with transparent fluid. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: painful red blister rash?

What is the definition or description of: painful red blister rash?

It is what it is...: There can be multiple causes for a "painful red blister rash"--just as there are many variations for the color "red". Rashes are most difficult to diagnose without actually being seen by your doctor. So, rather than to guess about the diagnosis, you should schedule an appointment with your dermatologist /family doctor. If this is MRSA (methicillin resistent staph aureus), it could prove dangerous. ...Read more

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Blister rash (Tip)

Resist the temptation to pop it. Let it drain on its own because opening it will increase infection. ...See more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
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If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
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How long will fever blister rash take to go away?

How long will fever blister rash take to go away?

Blister or Rash?: What do you mean by rash? If ur talking about cold sores on or around your lip it takes times. Cold sores are most often from herpes virus type 1. If ur able to start an anti-viral medication like Acyclovir or valcyclovir within the first 48 hrs (the sooner u take it the more effective) it can significantly decrease how bad gets. ...Read more

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Can you get a blister rash from zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Can you get a blister rash from zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Possibly: Any reaction can occur to any medication is the common mantra that allergists use. Those blistering rashes are not commonly caused by zyrtec (cetirizine), (cetirizine) it is possible. I would think that it is probably something other than zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Blister rash (Tip)

Moleskin can be precut or cut to fit—very useful to decrease pain, especially from pressure type. ...See more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing your skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Can you get a blister rash 2 weeks after taking zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Unlikely: It's unlikey that a blistering rash occur that far after taking zyrtec (cetirizine). I would look at other causes including infections, contact reactions due to plants or chemicals, or other new medications. ...Read more

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I have blister/rash all around my body it starts out as a blister then days later its a scab then it peels off and it leaves a white spot?

Sounds uncomfortable: That sounds uncomfortable, and could be caused by many things/factors. Not enough history or details to make an educated guess.
Rashes are tough things to evaluate from a distance...I would strongly suggest that you see your family doc for an evaluation and possible referral to a dermatologist... ...Read more

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Blister rash (Tip)

Don't pop them. Their top is the best bandaid. When it comes off apply antibiotic cream to new skin. ...See more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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My friend has a blister rash on her arm and it spread to her chest. It's itchy and not painful. What can it be and what are some remedies?

My friend has a blister rash on her arm and it spread to her chest. It's itchy and not painful. What can it be and what are some remedies?

Contact dermatitis: Is what is sounds like but she should be seen by an md. Rashes are best evaluated by having a professional look at it. ...Read more

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Hi I got a painful blister rash on one side of my anus and I think it may have been an allergic reaction to the adhesive on my sanitary pad.

Hi I got a painful blister rash on one side of my anus and I think it may have been an allergic reaction to the adhesive on my sanitary pad.

Shingles?: It may also be a case of shingles. See you doctor to make sure that you get the right Rx since the severity and duration of shingles can be reduced if treated within the first 48 hrs. Even if it is not, painful blister is not something to be ignored. ...Read more

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I have a really bad blister rash that itches terribly an has continued to spread for about two weeks they are mainly on my fingers an back eczema?

I have a really bad blister rash that itches terribly an has continued to spread for about two weeks they are mainly on my fingers an back eczema?

Blister rash: 1). This rash needs to be evaluated " in person" to come up with some conclusive differential
2). The distribution and duration sounds like - scabies or eczema super- infected with bacteria or virus or sone other rash of viral origin. Fungal rash when super infected with bacteria also act like your description. ...Read more

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Blister rash on my back, stomach, chest, and my inner thighs?

Blister rash on my back, stomach, chest, and my inner thighs?

Blisters on skin: Please see your dermatologist right away. All blistering rashes need to be evaluated as soon as possible. There are many things this could be, from viral infections like chickenpox to medication reactions to bug bites. All need evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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1cm scabs that developed from a pimple - 3 on my left thigh, 4 on my bottom and a cluster on my back. Also blister rash developed after scratch healed?

1cm scabs that developed from a pimple - 3 on my left thigh, 4 on my bottom and a cluster on my back. Also blister rash developed after scratch healed?

Rash: The main concern is that you have developed a secondary infection; such as staph or strep and you require an antibiotic as part of your treatment. If it is 1 sided and you have a history of chickenpox, it may be herpes zoster. Follow up for further care. All the best. ...Read more

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The left side of my face is numb & has 4 marks that look like long thin flat blisters. I also have pain in my jaw. What could this blister/rash be?

The left side of my face is numb & has 4 marks that look like long thin flat blisters. I also have pain in my jaw. What could this blister/rash be?

Possible herpes: You may be experiencing early herpes zoster (shingles). Tough to tell at this early stage. I recommend 2000 mg of bht (butylated hydroxytoluene) per day, until the lesions resolve (or you find out it is something else). Bht is available over the counter in a health food store. Don't drink alcohol when consuming bht. See the free e-book, wipe out herpes with bht. ...Read more

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Would lower back/spine pain be due to shingles as have blister rash on stomach?

Would lower back/spine pain be due to shingles as have blister rash on stomach?

Could be: With a painful rash following a specific nerve distribution pattern, you likely have shingles outbreak. If you have an outbreak, please stay away from anyone who has never had chicken pox, until rash resolves. Go see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Your back pain may be related to the rash, or might be unrelated. ...Read more

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I have blister rash on my left arm, a little on left back, and right arm. Now my kids have the chickenpox. Do I have shingles? I went to urgent care and the said it is not shingles because it is also on my right arm. But it looks like it and it hurts and

You: You know the old saying: "if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck, it is". Varicella zoster, the technical name, results when a person who has had chicken pox has it re-activated later in life. While the rash is usually in the distribution of one nerve root, bilateral cases have been reported but they are rare. The rash of vz is typically a blister the itches and burns. The rash of scabies consists of a very itchy collection of tiny blisters that, in people with good hygeine, may be seen on the spaces between the fingers or on the legs. It lasts until treated. Vz often starts with pain and then a few days later the erruption of blisters that dry up after a week or two. It is really unlikely that you and your girls have two different things. I know of cases where an adult caring for a child with chicken pox had an attack of vz afterwards. Children without immunity to chicken pox can catch them from an adult with vz. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is usually not very helpful. In vz the treatment if caught early may be an antiviral drug. For the pain, Gabapentin or Pregabalin are prescribed. Most doctors suggest the zostavax injection to prevent vz in people over 60 because the incidence of post herpetic neuralgia increases with age.
Good luck! I know what it feels like. ...Read more

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What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

Swimming rash: Basic skin sensitivity to treated water results in contact dermatitis, according to mayoclinic. Com. You develop reddened and irritated skin, sometimes with raised red bumps on your skin. Swimmer's itch is another skin condition that causes red and raised bumps or even blisters on your skin. Parasites in infected water cause swimmer's itch. The condition usually resolves itself after about one week. ...Read more

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I have a blister rash in the shape of a line all over. Stomach neck legs feet... what is it?!

I have a blister rash in the shape of a line all over. Stomach neck legs feet... what is it?!

BLISTERS ALL OVER: CANNOT HELP WITHOUT SEEING THESE BLISTERS.
HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN THERE?
PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. AND SOON.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

Yes: Chlorine is very caustic and destroy skin. You can either use castor oil to area or muscle rub cream. Soak with epsom salt and baking soda in tub 3tbsp epsom salt and 1tbsp baking soda to help skin. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more