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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?

Usually Clear: The fluid filled blisters of herpes are usually clear in color. They can be painful or itchy. It varies when the blisters open up but usually a few days. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...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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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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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?

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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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