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Causes Of Armpit Blister
For about 11 years I have gotten painful blister like bumps on my inner thighs and armpits. Multiple drs don't know what the cause is. Any ideas?
See your doctor: Painful blisters needs to be seen by your doctor to document location, size, and type of bumps/blisters. If needed, they can do a scrape biopsy to find out what it is. By itself, it's hard to determine, and you may be referred to a dermatologist who can pinpoint it right away and take care it. It's impossible to determine without seeing it in person, by your doctor first. ...Read more
See your doctor: It sounds like you may have an infection so see your doctor, do not shave the area for now. ...Read more
I get frequent blisters in my armpits and sometimes in my groin area. I usually just apply antiseptics, and they drain all by themselves after a while, but then they recur. What could be the cause of it?
Have it looked at: There are many types and causes of 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
I had shoulder surgery and now I have blisters all over my arm and underneath it. What is the cause and how do I fix it?
Depends: Blisters immed after surgery usually secondary to excessive tension on superficial layers of skin. This may be caused by swelling alone or surgical tape placed in excessive tension to secure bandage. If this seemed to develop later could be superficial skin infection or cellulitis especially if area seems to be expanding. If this is the case should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more
My mum has small like blisters on her arm (randomly) until on the above surface of her fingers.What is the cause of it and what treatment can be used?
Blisters: Blistering is nonspecific and needs to be seen by the doctor in order to make an appropriate diagnosis. Often, they will resolve on their own, but best seen by a doctor for treatment advice. ...Read more
Woke up with painful small blister on arm.. Red around blister, mild pain/discomfort, arm sore/aches. What could cause this?? How to treat blister?
Have physician exam: Without seeing it, it requires some speculation. A blister can arise from a burn. Raised similar appearing lesions may arise from contact dermatitis, an insect bite or a skin infection. Your description of redness in the skin surround the 'blister' with tenderness are signs of infection. What you are seeing could be an abscess, spreading to further involve the soft tissue around it. See you doctor ...Read more
Can IV damage cause recurring blood blister on fingertip w pain & tenderness throughout arm? Years after IV damage was done? This happens evry 6-9 mos
Not likely: IV damage to a vein in the distant past leaves a scarred vein, but wouldn't cause recurring finger tip lesions. It's best to have a physician examine the lesion when they are present and then get his or her advice after the evaluation. ...Read more
I have a small little blister looking thing inside of my armpit, but it doesn't hurt what could it be?
Need to be seen: Not enough detail here for correct identification. If it sticks out like a finger, it is an acrochordon (benign skin tag). If it is a lump deep in the skin it is an epidermal syst or tricholemmal cyst. If you shave there it may contain an in-growing hair.Sometimes they have an opening through which you can squeeze out sebum which looks like cream cheeze with a sour odor. ...Read more
It's possible: HSV can occur anywhere on the skin and in the oral cavity. While it's possible for HSV to cause a blister in the armpit(axilla) it is less common. Tissue from scrapings of the lesion can be tested for HSV by immunofluorescense staining or PCR DNA testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are smll water blisters in my armpit, and is it maybe because i use a new brand of deodorant?
Possibly: Dry dry powder or a gentle roll on. ...Read more
My daughter is 11 and has lil blisters under her armpit that have popped open and now look like cigarette burns can you tell me what it is?
See Your Doctor: Your 11 yr. old daughter has blisters in her armpit. Blistering rashes have numerous causes. Having them confined to her armpit is an unusual location and could be caused by local exposure to an irritant, infections, or even poison ivy through touching the area. Because rashes are difficult to diagnose without visual inspection, your daughter should see her doctor for correct diagnosis. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with s painful rash above my fight armpit. It really hurts. It looks like blisters?
Does shingles always have a rash? I have a nerve-like pain just below my armpit but no rash or blisters. The pain has been longer than 1 week too.
Zoster sine herpete: And that young lady is how we docs say "shingles without a rash." Yes, it DOES exist. And many people are grateful for it since the alternative is have the shingles with all the cosmetic issues. When absolutely necessary we can do spinal taps to identify particles of the virus who are causing the pain and burning symptoms but without a lot of exertion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a sore by my armpit and I'm not sure what it is. Hurts all around it scab in the middle looks like a peeled blister on the outside and is growing?
Abscess or infection: Sounds like an infection that needs treatment. Lymph node is a possibility. Problems like this should be seen and evaluated. ...Read more
Hi, I'm a 32 year old male experiencing sharp pain at the back of my armpit, I do have a reddish patch but no blisters, it burns itches, muscle is sor?
Last month i had blisters around genital area and one on my armpit this month got same but also blisters on both armpits. Herpes? If yes, which type?
Have had tiny painful itchy lumps start to form tiny hole in middle of bump blister and skin peeling for long time under armpit.
Sometimes: Glands get infected like h. Suppurativa, see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a blood blister like spot between my breasts that pop up every few months now its a scar. Now I have one under my armpit. Its blue and red?
Angiomas: These lesions sound like cherry angiomas, which can vary somewhat in color and is size They are often inherited. If they enlarge or bleed without trauma I recommend examination by a dermatologist to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Have rash in armpit and down side that looks like sores. Had white pus filled blister in armpit today that popped and is now sore. What could this be?
Infection : This is an infectious problem. There a specific infections we see in the axilla, it can also be another condition called hidradenitis supprativa. You will need to see a dermatologist and get the diagnoses clarified. ...Read more
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