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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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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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Several fluid filled blisters that have popped on the bridge of nose going to tip- very painful, red and itchy.

Several fluid filled blisters that have popped on the bridge of nose going to tip- very painful, red and itchy.

See doctor now: If this occurs only on one side of the nose, see your doctor to get treated immediately since it may be from shingles which can cause blindness if not treated timely. ...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

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I had wisdom teeth removed 5 years ago and every once in a while the gum feels irritated the dentist has checked the bone and gums and nothing seems to be the problem a few days ago I had minor pain and now have fluid filled blisters on the gums should I

See an Oral Surgeon: There are a number of possibilities. Periodontal abscess would top the list. The tooth in front may have an abscessed pulp and need a root canal. You need to see a dentist or oral surgeon for examination and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should I contact a doctor? I was treated 8 days ago for scabies with permethrin 5% cream, the day after the treatment I developed a clear fluid filled blister that popped and turned into a scab. I didn't think much of this since I work in the food industr

Should I contact a doctor? I was treated 8 days ago for scabies with permethrin 5% cream, the day after the treatment I developed a clear fluid filled blister that popped and turned into a scab. I didn't think much of this since I work in the food industr

See a doctor: Scabies can be persistent and can spread. Here is a place to go for good information: http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faq_workplace. Html

since you work in a job where you could spread that to other people the right thing to do is to be cleared by a doctor before you work. ...Read more

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Red fluid filled blisters where tonsils used to be and in antibiotics for uti?

Red fluid filled blisters where tonsils used to be and in antibiotics for uti?

Fluid filled blister: Did they do a culture of the UTI & see it was streptococcus? Any sore throat or difficulty breathing? Could be from strep or a reaction to the antibiotics. Consult with us to discuss or talk to your MD. ...Read more

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I have a fluid filled small blister on my palatoglossal arch that keeps reoccurring. I don't have tonsils. What could this be? I've had it for weeks

Sialocele: It's quite common to have a blocked minor salivary gland which will fill with a clear mucus material. They can spontaneously rupture and then recur. Sometimes they can be treated with cauterizing or silver nitrate in the office with your ENT specialist. They usually are of no major concern or significance. As always, seeing the problem is helpful, so get checked by an ENT md. ...Read more

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Two, of my fingers on my right hand have become very dry small fluid filled bumps mayb blisters. Skin cracking I used rash cream lotion what culd it b?

Two, of my fingers on my right hand have become very dry small fluid filled bumps mayb blisters. Skin cracking I used rash cream lotion what culd it b?

Eczema: Sounds like eczema. Needs to be treated with mid to high potency steroids. Could try twice daily Hydrocortisone ointment and strict avoidance of soap, water and solvents for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Blisters on on my 5 year olds bottom. They appeared over night. They are big and fluid filled. I took him to the dr. Said it was from his cloths?

Blisters In Children: Blisters in children can have many causes: infectious as in bullous staph, frictional blisters from rubbing, blistering diseases which tend to be genetic, viral infections which cause blisters. If the blister persist a biopsy and blood work is needed and you may want to see a pediatric dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son just came down with a cold and also has multiple clear tiny blister like fluid filled sacs inside both lips. What are they?

Viral enanthum: These tend to be associated with various viral illnesses. Encourage fluids, and make sure that he stays hydrated. He may not feel like eating much for a couple of days -that's okay. You can treat the pain associated with the ulcers with appropriately dosed ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I noticed small blisters filled with a clear fluid. It is not itchy or irritating. When I rub them they pop, doesn't hurt. Noticed after sports.

I noticed small blisters filled with a clear fluid. It is not itchy or irritating. When I rub them they pop, doesn't hurt. Noticed after sports.

Blister Location?: It would be more helpful to tell me where the blisters are located? Are they on the hands, feet, elbows, back, legs? Knowing the location and that they occurred after sports would provide more clues about the correct diagnosis and then treatment. Thanks for your question. ...Read more

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I have blister like bumps on my chin. They are filled with clear fluid. No head or pus. And they seem to spread. No other symptoms.

I have blister like bumps on my chin. They are filled with clear fluid. No head or pus. And they seem to spread. No other symptoms.

See a dermatologist: Without seeing these and getting a full history, including a list of any medications you may be on it is impossible to speculate on a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a fluid filled lump behind left ear, feels almost like a blister. Feels like water inside of it, what could it be?

I have a fluid filled lump behind left ear, feels almost like a blister. Feels like water inside of it, what could it be?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I am suffering from chicken pox right now. And it's been 6 days but still d blisters are red and filled with fluids. What should I do..

Patience: I am sorry to hear you got varicella. What you describe sounds like the usual progression of the disease. At this point, these blisters must be in your extremities. Just keep good hygiene. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to speed up this process. Be patient and enjoy your time off as much as possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have herpes virus somewhere other than your mouth get the clusters of blisters that burn my skin about 2 days before they appear bend a appear and disappear to be filled with fluid and really do not discriminate where they go

Is it possible to have herpes virus somewhere other than your mouth get the clusters of blisters that burn my skin about 2 days before they appear bend a appear and disappear to be filled with fluid and really do not discriminate where they go

Sure it is: Herpes simplex type 1 or 2 can infect many different places on the body. Herpes zoster (shingles) can appear as blisters on many different places in different people. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to determine the type of virus and offer treatment. ...Read more

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Single, small blister on arm. Blister is pea-sized, clear fluid filled -similar to a burn. Mild pain, arm sore. Possible causes? Spider? Treatment?

Single, small blister on arm. Blister is pea-sized, clear fluid filled -similar to a burn. Mild pain, arm sore. Possible causes? Spider? Treatment?

Don't pop it.: Observe for increasing redness/tenderness. If gets worse, c ur PCP for evaluation and treatment.
Fire ant bites cause tender small pustules. ...Read more

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Hi to someone please help me I keep getting these blisters on my body and they have like clear fluids and I was wondering what' could it be?

Multiple causes: Blisters with clear fluid could be a number of different skin diseases including possibly autoimmune conditions such a bullous pemphigoid. See a dermatologist for a biopsy and work up and treatment. ...Read more