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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Left Calf Blister

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Dr. Philip Miller
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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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What would cause both of my shins to turn purple. I also have left ankle and leg swelling. My boyfriends shins are worse than mine with blisters?

What would cause both of my shins to turn purple. I also have left ankle and leg swelling. My boyfriends shins are worse than mine with blisters?

Fractures / vascular: The purple color may be indicative of stress fractures, but it also sound s like you may have a vascular issue going on here. Many factors such as your medical history and activity level come into play here. I would definitely see a doctor as soon as possible and not wait with what you are describing. ...Read more

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What causes a boil on left leg with pus oozing out and blisters on right leg for a person with edema?

What causes a boil on left leg with pus oozing out and blisters on  right leg  for a person with edema?

Leakage : The build-up of fluid in the legs called edema increases the hydrostatic pressure and causes water to emit from the skin in the form of blisters. ...Read more

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I have a rash with blisters growing on my leg without any cause?

I have a rash with blisters growing on my leg without any cause?

Possibly infectious: If the area is painful and/or there was pain in the area before the blisters appeared it could be shingles. They usually are pretty localized and the blisters will crust over. If it is recognized early there are medicines to take but even without treatment will usually resolve on its own but may leave residual pain at site. Your primary is the best place to go to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have spreading pain in my left leg & a blister on my left heel that i got Saturday and did not take care of. Can i wait until tomorrow to go in?

I have spreading pain in my left leg & a blister on my left heel that i got Saturday and did not take care of. Can i wait until tomorrow to go in?

Not a good idea: Without seeing you not sure if the leg pain is from infection and you may need to be on antibiotic, do yourself a favor and have it looked at sooner than latter. ...Read more

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I have a recurring rash that turns into a blister on the same spot on my lower leg, at least once every year. What could be the cause?

I have a recurring rash that turns into a blister on the same spot on my lower leg, at least once every year. What could be the cause?

Blistering: It's possible that this is a recurring herpes infection at that site. A physician or dermatologist could advise you better if they could inspect the lesion when it erupts. ...Read more

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Leg blisters, what is the cause? My father is diebetic, heart problems he has reaccuring blisters fir the past 2-3 months can you help me please

Leg blisters, what is the cause? My father is diebetic, heart problems he has reaccuring blisters fir the past 2-3 months can you help me please

Diabetic blisters: Diabetic blisters are also called bullosis diabeticorum or diabetic bullae. They can sometimes develop in people with diabetes, although the condition is relatively rare. Only about one-half of one percent of those with diabetes is ever diagnosed with diabetic blisters. There is no single known cause for diabetic blisters. Consult an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can I get shingles on an arm and leg same side?...one week apart?...painful, blisters, and itching is awful...diagnosed left arm was shingles,....

Can I get shingles on an arm and leg same side?...one week apart?...painful, blisters, and itching is awful...diagnosed left arm was shingles,....

See a dermatologist: Very unlikely [not impossible] to have shingles in 2 different nerves. Severe itch is not a feature of shingles. Call a dermatologist and indicate that it is urgent. If you fail to get an immediate appointment, insist that your PCP call and demand it. ...Read more