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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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Strange white, dry blisters on arm. No itchiness/pain. Bleed profusely when accidentally rubbed. What is it?

Strange white, dry blisters on arm.  No itchiness/pain.  Bleed profusely when accidentally rubbed.  What is it?

Psoriasis: These strange white blisters that bleed profusely when rubbed off sound like psoriasis, a candidal infection , or epidermolysis bulosa. Without the itching a candidal infection is very unlikely. Epidermolysis bulosa is typically diagnosed at a younger age. Therefore, this is most likely psoriasis which responds best to light therapy and steroidal treatments. ...Read more

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Over the last two yrs I have been getting off and on small dry blisters on my hands and fingers, they are not itchy and i can scrape them off no pain.

May be viral or fung: Could be a few things but what comes to mind is a low grade infection such as one that is caused from viral/fungal origin. Typically these are not invasive organisms but if recurrent wold worry about immune function. If you have not had testing for this, you should, as you are at higher risk for other conditions. ...Read more

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Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters  started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Red bumps on arms l: It seems like you have some kind of ongoing contact dermatitis and you need to be evaluated by you physician.If it was viral illness which can present like you describe, but that clears up without any tratment.In your case description you got spread to your arms with otching which makes me think it is some kind of contact or allergic dermatitis, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid or dry out blisters?

How do I get rid or dry out blisters?

Depends but time ...: Regardless of cause of blisters, time is only guaranteed way to get rid of or dry out blisters. Certain antivirals may help speed up process or prevent complications. Some OTC lotions may reduce itch & discomfort. ...Read more

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Can I use baking soda to dry up the blisters from shingles?

Can I use baking soda to dry up the blisters from shingles?

Shingles: There is no cure for shingles, but treatment may shorten the length of illness and prevent complications. Treatment options include: antiviral medicines to reduce the pain and duration of shingles. Pain medicines, antidepressants, and topical creams to relieve long-term pain. ...Read more

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Red dry itchy & little blister like spots on my fingers.

Red dry itchy & little blister like spots on my fingers.

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a type of eczema (dermatitis) of unknown cause that is characterized by a pruritic vesicular eruption on the fingers, palms, and soles. The condition affects teenagers and adults and may be acute, recurrent, or chronic. A more appropriate term for this vesicular eruption is pompholyx, which means bubble. Treatment is with prescription strength cortisone. ...Read more