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How long does it take for herpes blisters to break open once they appear and what color fluid do they leak?

How long does it take for herpes blisters to break open once they appear and what color fluid do they leak?

Hyperemic lesions: HSV1 and HSV2 lesions can appear on the upper and lower lips and usually resolve in about 10 days. Trauma is the most common reason for these lesions to break open and will bleed. Sockeye Salmon Oil is effective remedy for HSV1 and MIC fish oil is an effective remedy for HSV2 ...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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Can you get HIV from touching a blister (not bleeding and no fluid leaking out)?

Can you get HIV from touching a blister (not bleeding and no fluid leaking out)?

No: HIV is a virus and is not transmitted by touching a blister that is not bleeding nor weeping (oozing) any fluid). That means HIV is not transmitted by touching areas of intact skin. Of course, one should be aware that she cannot catch HIV from a person who does not have HIV, no matter what he touches on that person. ...Read more

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Does all herpes blisters and rashes always form a scab after it leaks fluid?

Does all herpes blisters and rashes always form a scab after it leaks fluid?

Usually: Usually, unless they are in moist areas that don't allow a definite scab. Please make sure those lesions have healed well before you think you are not contagious! ...Read more

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Got bug bites few days ago, one yesterday it turned into a blister. I've been putting cortozone on it leaked clear liquid yesterday, but still Blister?

Let them heal.: The bites will heal but if the itching is a problem your pharmacy has several items to help. As for the blister let it alone and it will break open itself. There is no need for cortozone. ...Read more

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I have a massive pimpke on tge side of my face, it is leaking liquid like a blister, what can I do?

I have a massive pimpke on tge side of my face, it is leaking liquid like a blister, what can I do?

Warm soaks: Warm water with epsom salts can help it soften and drain. It sounds like it is ready. Gentle pressure on the sides to see if you can get it to drain can also help. Avoid hard squeezing. You can also consider something called drawing salve to help it pop and drain. If it is getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have had this skin colored bump/blister looking thing on pubic area. Had it for two months now? No pain or leak of any sort.

Bumps in pubic area: Skin colored bumps in pubic area could be skin tags, cysts, molluscum contagiosum or viral warts, among others. Please see your dermatologist. Molluscum and warts are virus infections and need to be removed. They are contagious and can be transmitted to other people by contact. ...Read more

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What can I use for itchy hands with tiny blisters that leak?

What can I use for itchy hands with tiny blisters that leak?

Rash: This sounds like a form of eczema that may result from irritation in the sweat glands, called dyshdrotic eczema. The can become infected with bacteria or fungal infections. Stronger cortisone creams, obtained by prescription, along with appropriate medications for infection will be offered when you see your physician. ...Read more

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Every so often my hands break out in itchy bumps that turn into blisters and leak. What could this be?

Every so often my hands break out in itchy bumps that turn into blisters and leak. What could this be?

Contact dermatitis: Could explain the rash in your hands. Most common source are strong kitchen soaps. Use kitchen gloves in the sink. Please contact a dermatologist if avoidance of this soap does not eliminate the rash. ...Read more

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I have got a real bad burn on the back of my leg right under my bottom was burns by hot boiling water in a lot of pain it real red blister leaking?

I have got a real bad burn on the back of my leg right under my bottom was burns by hot boiling water in a lot of pain it real red blister leaking?

Emergency Room: For a burn that bad you should go immediately to a hospital emergency room. Specialized care is need to ensure proper healing. Lack of proper care could result in severe infection. Please do not wait. ...Read more

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I have blisters that leak yellow and is spreading. I think it's poison ivy but I haven't been in contact with poison ivy and I never got it in 30 years?

I have blisters that leak yellow and is spreading. I think it's poison ivy but I haven't been in contact with poison ivy and I never got it in 30 years?

Itchy?: If these blisters are not itchy, they are not from poison ivy or any type of contact allergens. If they are confined to one half of the body, one would suspect shingles which may become painful in a few days. The above are just guesses since you have provided very little information about your health conditions and medication intake. ...Read more

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Can semen/sperm leak through scrotum bloody blisters? I m ocd n worried about it. Please clarify ASAP. Thanks

Can semen/sperm leak through scrotum bloody blisters? I m ocd n worried about it. Please clarify ASAP. Thanks

Semen is a: Mix of several fluids, including sperm. It is propelled up and out of the penis by contractions of the prostate. It does not move through scrotal walls. Please see a urologist or your family doc to put your mind at ease. Then see a mental health professional to help w/your OCD. Please get therapy for OCD, not only meds. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Cold sore just forming by my nostril (no leaking blisters) and someone kissed me briefly. Lip may have come close to it. How high is his risk of inf?

Cold sore just forming by my nostril (no leaking blisters) and someone kissed me briefly. Lip may have come close to it. How high is his risk of inf?

Low but possible: The risk is low but it's still possible since you can't be sure no fluid got in contact with the uninfected person. ...Read more

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Do red bug bites leak fluid?

Do red bug bites leak fluid?

Depends on what you: Are referring to. Chiggers can. Chigger bites often have a small red in the center of a welt ; occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. ...Read more

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My wound is tender and leaking fluid?

My wound is tender and leaking fluid?

Wound: Fluid leaking from wound can be a sign of infection though not in every case, sometime its inflammatory fluid. Increase in pain would suggest infection. Please consult your doctor to rule out infection. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am leaking amniotic fluid?

How to tell if I am leaking amniotic fluid?

See your doc: The way to tell if you are leaking amniotic fluid is to see your doc. We have a couple of tests that we can do. (Amnisure swab, speculum exam testing) Don't wait to go in because it increases risks of infection or preterm issues if you are leaking and do not see your doc. ...Read more

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What does leaking amniotic fluid look like?

What does leaking amniotic fluid look like?

Thin water type flu: Fluid that will just keep coming out, will not stop, usually thin and clear, can sometimes be greenish if baby had a meconium bm in utero but if you are concerned u may be leaking please call your OB right now, because if I was your doc I would send u to l&d if there was any concern about leaking af. ...Read more

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What are the causes for leaking spinal fluid?

What are the causes for leaking spinal fluid?

See below: Spinal fluid may leak following a spinal tap, surgery or trauma to the head and sometimes without known cause. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001068.htm. ...Read more

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My grandma cut her leg now it's leaking fluid?

My grandma cut her leg now it's leaking fluid?

Depends: This could be a normal response to a cut in an otherwise healthy person, as local tissue inflammation results in some weeping of the affected area. In older persons, especially those with lower leg fluid retention or poor circulation, additional measures should be taken to ensure proper healing and prevent infection. Suggest in-person evaluation with a doctor to be safe. ...Read more

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What causes amniotic fluid to leak at 27 week?

What causes amniotic fluid to leak at 27 week?

A hole: The bag of water is held together by amniotic membranes that have less integrity than an overfilled water balloon. Sometimes, they develop a "hole" and leak and re-seal, and sometimes they don't. Either way you need to tell your OB MD of this development as fetus' can get infected and die if the membranes are truly compromised. ...Read more

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How to tell if you are leaking amniotic fluid?

How to tell if you are leaking amniotic fluid?

Amniotic fluid: That is done with a test by your healthcare worker. ...Read more