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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Overview)

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


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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

Dr. Philip Miller
1,737 Doctors shared insights

Blistering (Overview)

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


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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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Blistering (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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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 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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Blistering (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
Once
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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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Blistering (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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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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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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Blistering (Tip)

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

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
Once
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
Once
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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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Blistering (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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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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Blistering (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
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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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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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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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Skin Blisters (Definition)

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