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Bad sun rash had it for over a month dozens of blisters that won't go away my doctor has given me triamcinolone. 5 then. 1 neither has worked?

Bad sun rash had it for over a month dozens of blisters that won't go away my doctor has given me triamcinolone. 5 then. 1 neither has worked?

Photosensitivity: A photosensitive rash can occur as a result of oral medications and even some sunscreen ingredients or can be idiosyncratic. Use a sensitive skin sunscreen such as aveeno (oatmeal) mineralblock and avoid sun. Minimize oral medications especially otc pain medications and antibiotics which may be contributing. Also see a dermatologist, who may order blood tests and do a biopsy to help diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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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


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Rash started on the back of the neck but has now turned into blisters that won't go away. Consulted doctor took medication still didn't go away help?

Rash started on the back of the neck but has now turned into blisters that won't go away. Consulted doctor took medication still didn't go away help?

Reevaluation needed: You should come back to see your doctor for re-evaluation and ask for more questions. When the initial impression and treatment do not help, your doctor can step up, try different treatment plans or refer you to a specialist. Skin rashes needed to be seen to be properly diagnosed and treated. Your local doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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I have a bump that come up on my nose a few yrs ago. Kinda like I little blister but won't pop and sometime its sore. What is it?

I have a bump that come up on my nose a few yrs ago. Kinda like I little blister but won't pop and sometime its sore. What is it?

Doctor can evaluate: A bump on the face can be an acne cyst containing trapped skin cells or trapped oils. There are other reasons for bumps, and they are hard to describe in words. A dermatologist can evaluate, and decide if it is anything worrisome. Other reasons for bumps include flesh-colored moles, sebaceous glands, warts, etc..., and even some cancers. ...Read more

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Bit by gnats on arm. Initially, small red bumps that swelled for a day, now a week later small water like blisters that won't go away. Help plz.

Bit by gnats on arm. Initially, small red bumps that swelled for a day, now a week later small water like blisters that won't go away. Help plz.

Hives?: Are the new lesions itchy? Papular urticaria can occur a week after exposure to insect bites, with some degree of sensitivity to insects. Gnats are not a common culprit, but certainly can induce a localized reaction if sensitized. Keep skin well moisturized and expect resolution in short time. If itchy, try cetirizine (read label), an otc antihistamine. See doctor if rash persists. ...Read more

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What to do if my ankle blisters won't heal?

What to do if my ankle blisters won't heal?

What does it mean: A blister doesn;t heal? Did you try draining the fluid? Is it not healing because it is coming back? These are things to consider. There are some medical conditions that cause reoccuring blisters...So best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a blister on my toe that won't go away. Should I just ignore it?

I have a blister on my toe that won't go away. Should I just ignore it?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and insect bites can cause blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning to find what looks like a blood blister on my clitoris. It won't pop or wash off. Is this normal? What should I do? What is it?

I woke up this morning to find what looks like a blood blister on my clitoris. It won't pop or wash off. Is this normal? What should I do? What is it?

See a doctor.: You may want to see a doctor. It could be the result of trauma from manipulation in that case is should go away without further irritation but if no recent trauma you should get it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Blood blister on top on hand won't stop bleeding?

Blood blister on top on hand won't stop bleeding?

Pressure: Cleaning the area and applying pressure for a few minutes in most cases will stop all bleeding.
If you are on an anticoagulant like Coumadin (warfarin) or daily aspirin. Plavix then you will take longer to clot. ...Read more

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Blood blister on lower leg that won't go away? I've popped it several times, and it bleeds, but never fully heals. Looks like a mole & no pain.

Blood blister on lower leg that won't go away? I've popped it several times, and it bleeds, but never fully heals. Looks like a mole & no pain.

Cherry Angioma: This is most likely an angioma, a dilated capillary/benign vascular tumor. They are not usually a health problem, more of an aesthetic issue. If it's small they are easily treated with a laser. Popping will just cause bleeding, but no improvement in the actual angioma itself. ...Read more

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What can a family doctor do for swollen gums with little white blisters on them my dentist won't do anything?

What can a family doctor do for swollen gums with little white blisters on them my dentist won't do anything?

Referral: Maybe your medical doctor can refer you to a dentist who is more knowledgeable about your condition. ...Read more

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I have blisters on my lady parts that won't disappear. What could they be?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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I have had blisters on my tounge now for 2or3 weeks and they won't go away. What causes them? And how do I get them to go away?

See a dentist: Many causes for this infection trauma auto immune problems and should be treated to remove the pain and let it heal. Call your dentist to get a diagnosis and make this go away!

chuck. ...Read more

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I don't know if it's a blister, it looks like a blister but it doesn't hurt or itch. I'm concerned, what should I do, what should I do?

I don't know if it's a blister, it looks like a blister but it doesn't hurt or itch. I'm concerned, what should I do, what should I do?

POSSIBLE BLISTER: WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
SINCE WE CANNOT SEE WHAT IT IS, AND WHERE IT IS, AND HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN THERE, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY THAT WE CAN OFFER A DIAGNOSIS.
I HOPE YOU DO UNDERSTAND.
PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more

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I have a tattoo which is getting me really down to the stage I won't go out. I tried removing it myself burned and blistering? What shall I do : (

I have a tattoo which is getting me really down to the stage I won't go out. I tried removing it myself burned and blistering? What shall I do : (

Start with a psychia: Your willingness to do yourself harm is alarming. I'm not an expert, but I think you may have borderline personality disorder for which new and exciting treatments are now available (e.g., dialectic behavior therapy). On the other hand, your desire to be rid of a tattoo is understandable. More and more centers with high tech means of tattoo removal are available and can be found easily online. ...Read more

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I am getting sores/cuts appearing on pubic area - there isn't any fluid that comes out as it is not a blister.?

I am getting sores/cuts appearing on pubic area - there isn't any fluid that comes out as it is not a blister.?

Get this checked: Herpes can cause these type of lesions on the pubic area. You should be tested to see if you have herpes. It is always better to know for sure. There is treatment available. ...Read more

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I burned myself on a coal. A thin layer of skin came off and my skin is white beneath. I don't see a blister. What do I do?

I burned myself on a coal. A thin layer of skin came off and my skin is white beneath. I don't see a blister. What do I do?

Other options: Probably you have burned to the second layer of skin called the dermis. I suggest a prescription for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream (if you are not allegic to sulfa), as it will help heal the area faster. It is also a topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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Burned myself in the kitchen. Don't want to go to dr. Know not to put butter on it. Blisters have opened. Clear drainage. What can I put on it? Y

Burned myself in the kitchen. Don't want to go to dr. Know not to put butter on it. Blisters have opened. Clear drainage. What can I put on it? Y

See your doctor: You have at least a second degree burn and should see a doctor as burns can easily get infected. Also you should see a doctor to get so that you can get good healing. A doctor can prescribe medications to help your burns heal. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if your the right dr to ask, but I have these bite that I thought were bug bites but some developed a clear blister on top. When one goes away another one comes. They itch and pop easily but they don't appear to be spreading. It's only on top

I'm not sure if your the right dr to ask, but I have these bite that I thought were bug bites but some developed a clear blister on top. When one goes away another one comes. They itch and pop easily but they don't appear to be spreading. It's only on top

Need more info: You have come to the right place. Unfortunately rashes are difficult if impossible to diagnose without seeing. It is not clear where these are either. This type of rash can be many things. I suggest setting up a consult with one of HealthTap doctors where you can discuss it in more detail and upload photos. ...Read more

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My shingles blisters are still here, after a month. I took antivirals-why won't they go away? What's wrong?

My shingles blisters are still here, after a month. I took antivirals-why won't they go away? What's wrong?

Skin damage: It is likely the infection has cleared with the anti-virals, but the damage to the skin can take months to heal. It's not unlike a burn - the skin has to regenerate and create new skin cells, and these areas can be extra sensitive for weeks to months. Think of it in terms of a broken bone - often takes 6-8 weeks to make that new bone after a fracture. Same for skin to heal. ...Read more

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I have a huge blister on my finger. It is from heat. It won't go away for seceral days already. How should I treate it?

Supportively: Did you burn your finger? A "blister" is a common complication of a burn and should eventually go away. Sometimes they may fill with fluid and "pop" on their own. Do not attempt to pop the blister. If or when it pops clean the area with warm water and soap. Also consider putting petroleum jelly on the area. ...Read more

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1little blister on my

1little blister on my

Where is the Blister: We can not answer your question as incomplete question ...Read more

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How can I treat a blister?

How can I treat a blister?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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How can you treat a blister?

How can you treat a blister?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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How long will a blister ooze?

How long will a blister ooze?

Many possibilities: Depends on the size and type of blister. There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do blisters go away fast?

Protect them: A blister will usually resolve in 2-3 days to a couple of weeks depending on cause severity and location as long as the area is protected. ...Read more

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How can I quickly heal a blister?

How can I quickly heal a blister?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is it okay that I pop my blister?

No: It will cause infection and scarring. Your body created the blister for a very good reason. Let the healing occur and the blister will go away. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a blister?

What could I do to cure a blister?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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How long do blisters take to heal?

How long do blisters take to heal?

Depends: Several factors can influence how quickly a blister will heal, including size, depth, location on body, causes, general health, diabetes, auto immune diseases like pemphigus or bullous pemphigoid, infection, etc. ...Read more

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How can you quickly heal a blister?

SImple means: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more

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What can be done about bad blisters?

What can be done about bad blisters?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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How to pop a blister from a bug bite?

How to pop a blister from a bug bite?

Usually recommend: That you don't break open a blister from a bug bite to reduce chances of developing an infection. ...Read more