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How long does it take an unpopped, fluid filled blister from a mosquito bite to heal?

How long does it take an unpopped, fluid filled blister from a mosquito bite to heal?

Depends on if pus: If the fluid in the blister is only something like serum, then it should clear out if few days to a weeks. If the fluid is pus, then it needs to be lanced and drained and might need antibiotics. The fluid in this case is associated with redness of skin and pain. ...Read more

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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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I keep getting tiny fluid filled blisters inside lips. They are painless and usually go away within a day or two. What could they be?

I keep getting tiny fluid filled blisters inside lips. They are painless and usually go away within a day or two. What could they be?

Aphthae: Don't worry. Not due to food or stress. Not infection. Nothing you need to do. You will reach a time when they will stop. Remember the last time you saw a celebrity begging for donations to the national aphthous stomatitis society? Right. Nobody has money for research into the cause or treatment of it. We know very little about it. Remember that when someone wants to sell you a magic cure for it. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to silicone? I've developed fluid filled blisters after wearing a strapless bra. Blisters allign with built in silicone strips.

Can you be allergic to silicone? I've developed fluid filled blisters after wearing a strapless bra. Blisters allign with built in silicone strips.

Yes: You can be allergic to almost anything. If the rash you're describing lines up with the bra, then this would be suggestive that it is that part of the bra. Stop wearing the bra and it should go away with time. ...Read more

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I keep getting these tiny tiny fluid filled blisters on the sides of my fingers and toes. They don't hurt or itch. What are some possible reasons why?

I keep getting these tiny tiny fluid filled blisters on the sides of my fingers and toes. They don't hurt or itch. What are some possible reasons why?

Blisters on Fingers: Dyshidrosis, also known as dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx, is an uncommon skin condition in which very small, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms of your hands and the sides of your fingers. The soles of your feet also can be affected. Treatment is with super potent topical prescription steroids. ...Read more

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My husband was pulling weeds when he broke out in small red spots/fluid filled blisters and only on his upper torso. What could this be and treatment?

Poison ivy or…?: There are many plants & weeds that can cause skin reactions, poison ivy being the most well-known. As long as there is no swelling of lips/throat or difficulty breathing, gently wash areas with mild soap & water to remove allergen. Use topical benadryl/aloe vera gel/ calamine lotion/ Cortaid (hydrocortisone) for rash & itching. Oral antihistamine like benadryl/zyrtec/claritin will help too. Not better—> see doc. ...Read more

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4 days ago my husband noticed I had a cluster of small red clear fluid filled blisters on my lower abdomen. they did not hurt itch till yesterday ?

4 days ago my husband noticed I had a cluster of small red clear fluid filled blisters on my lower abdomen. they did not hurt itch till yesterday ?

Skin blisters: you should see your primary care physician for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. It could be a viral or bacterial infection. Shingles can be a possibility. ...Read more

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Bilateral palms of hands develop tiny fluid filled blisters, they go away and my skin is left peeling and itchy. What could this be?

Bilateral palms of hands develop tiny fluid filled blisters, they go away and my skin is left peeling and itchy. What could this be?

Dyshidrotic eczema: This is a common hand and or foot dermatosis that may be stress related. It is usually recurrent. For acute attacks, try epsom salt soaks and apply a topical steroid cream. If the rash is really bad, see a dermatologist who may prescribe oral Prednisone and a strong topical steroid. ...Read more

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I am having red or fluid-filled blisters around my abdomen and waist areas in 3days. Is it shingles and do I need to go and see doctor?

I am having red or fluid-filled blisters around my abdomen and waist areas in 3days. Is it shingles and do I need to go and see doctor?

Possibly: Skin conditions are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the lesions. Unfortunately, words no matter how descriptive, cannot replace actually seeing the skin. Best to see your family doctor, internist or dermatologist to get an exact answer. ...Read more

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Reddish rash on penis foreskin 20to30 days after unprotected sex.Rash does not pain, itch or ooze. Does not appear to have fluid filled blisters. ?

Reddish rash on penis foreskin 20to30 days after unprotected sex.Rash does not pain, itch or ooze. Does not appear to have fluid filled blisters. ?

Penile Rash: You have had a rash on your penis for a month after unprotected sex and you haven't seen a doctor yet? Well that makes two things you haven't been very smart about. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, call your doctor in the morning and get the rash looked at! ...Read more

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I have fluid filled blisters on my bikini line and a mild psoriasis like rash on my thighs and stomach. What could this be?

I have fluid filled blisters on my bikini line and a mild psoriasis like rash on my thighs and stomach. What could this be?

You may have two...: I suspect you have two infections present: along the bikini line is likely a folliculitis ( do you shave there?); the second is likely the rash of a yeast (fungal) skin infection. over the counter you can use neosporin for the 1st and miconazole cream for the 2nd..Both are twice daily ...Read more

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Very painful fluid-filled blisters surrounding entire mouth. Doctor said didn't look like typical herpes simplex1. Noticed 2 small blisters on forearm?

Very painful fluid-filled blisters surrounding entire mouth. Doctor said didn't look like typical herpes simplex1. Noticed 2 small blisters on forearm?

Need biopsy: The base of these needs to be scraped and examined under the microscope for cells with inclusion bodies. Hand foot and mouth disease usually has a maculopapular rash caused by intestinal viruses of the picornaviridae family. commonly Coxsackievirus A16 and Enterovirus 71 but these are seldom painful. See a dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more