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Dr. Philip Miller
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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 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.

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Hair dye allergy. Given iterax and prednisone fter 1 day, blisters dry up and startng to flake, but fave is swelling. Is this normal?

Hair dye allergy. Given iterax and prednisone fter 1 day, blisters dry up and startng to flake, but fave is swelling. Is this normal?

Contact Dermatitis: Acute allergic contact dermatitis to hair dye causes lesions that consist of red, swollen, scaly plaques with evidence of fluid filled blisters in severe cases. Swelling may be prominent in areas in which the skin is thin such as the eyelids and lips on the face. Avoidance of triggers is the primary treatment followed by topical steroid creams and if severe oral steroids. See Allergist for details

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The past few days I have woken up to my soft plate being dry and then swollen for the day. No blisters or anything and I feel perfectly fine.?

The past few days I have woken up to my soft plate being dry and then swollen for the day. No blisters or anything and I feel perfectly fine.?

Palate swelling: If the soft palate is truly swollen it may be from angioedema which indicates an allergic reaction. An infection is less likely in the absence of pain and tenderness. Mouth breathing during sleep accounts for the dryness but shouldn't cause swelling. A physician or Otolaryngologist could evaluate your palate and advise you.

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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.

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I was recovering from HFM - my blisters were almost all dried up. I woke up this morning with red inflamed vesicles again. Can it recur this fast?

I was recovering from HFM - my blisters were almost all dried up. I woke up this morning with red inflamed vesicles again. Can it recur this fast?

Yes: The herpes virus lives in nerve complex, can reoccur when immune system or antiviral medicine doesn't suppress it. Often a longer course at just a suppressive dose of an antiviral can help.

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Chickenpox, 8th day. Some blisters start to dry up. But others still have lightgray fluid. Are they also starting to heal or dry up? How long will I wait?

Almost Over: If they are starting to dry up, you are healing. Good rule of thumb is that when they are all scabbed, it is over. Sounds like several more days.

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10th day of adult chickenpox. About 100 blisters still filled w/whitish fluid, still won't pop and dry out. How long will I wait? What to do w/ d blisters?

10th day of adult chickenpox. About 100 blisters still filled w/whitish fluid, still won't pop and dry out. How long will I wait? What to do w/ d blisters?

Get prescription: You should get a prescription for treating the chicken pox. It is much more severe in adults. See your doctor for the medicine.

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What should I do with dried up blood blister skin?

What should I do with dried up blood blister skin?

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): Apply silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) to the skin area with bandage. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) helps healing of the potential wound however the skin may deroof on its own. Do not peel back skin without proper medical supervision.

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What should I do if I coincidentally peeled off the dried blister from ringworm?

What should I do if I coincidentally peeled off the dried blister from ringworm?

Keep it clean: When a skin cut or sore is healing, a scab forms. That dries and gets flaky. As the skin heals from underneath it, the scab ultimately falls off. Before it's ready to fall off, it can be scraped or pulled off because it's "almost healed". As the fresh skin under the scab may not be as tough as other skin, it needs help by keeping it clean for a few days. Wash with soap/water 3-4 times a day.

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What was inside my blister looked like dry skin but it was hard and crumbly underneath the dead skin?

What was inside my blister looked like dry skin but it was hard and crumbly underneath the dead skin?

Not enough info: Please resubmit your query with additional information. This should include (1) where the blister is on your body (2) what might have caused the blister in the first place (3) how long the "blister" has been there & (4) whether or not the area is healing on its own. Better still, take advantage of a Health Tap Virtual Visit, provide this info & upload a picture. Good luck!

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Can I use surgical spirits to dry and disinfect shingles blisters?

Can I use surgical spirits to dry and disinfect shingles blisters?

Although: Some people have used rubbing alcohol on Shingle's lesions - warm soap and water is a simple & effective approach.

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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.