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Hi I have some small blisters on my face that have never healed for the past 3 years. They are not itchy or painful. They are bright red and firm.?

Hi I have some small blisters on my face that have never healed for the past 3 years. They are not itchy or painful. They are bright red and firm.?

Ans: These lesions have been there for some time. Need a good hostory in other words are they painful or itchy do they speak do ghry scar. More information is needed. So the first thing you do is go to your doctor get examined and the doctor will set the treatment plan ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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I have a painful rash on my inner thigh. Just noticed it this past friday. Red, not really itchy, hard to walk, looks like bluish blisters on parts.?

I have a painful rash on my inner thigh. Just noticed it this past friday. Red, not really itchy, hard to walk, looks like bluish blisters on parts.?

Get checked: If it is painful, then I think you should have it seen. There is likely treatment to improve the situation. If it is a deep infection, cellulitis, then it is essential to have it seen and treated. ...Read more

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Male 27. I have a painful, itchy rash or small red bumps, blisters or sores on my penis what is the cause and what prescription can you recommend?

Male 27. I have a painful, itchy rash or small red bumps, blisters or sores on my penis what is the cause and what prescription can you recommend?

.: The differential diagnosis is huge. It could be a STD to fungal infection to herpetic rash. You need to see a doctor, get examined and obtain proper labs before you receive any meds. ...Read more

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I have had a mild and bearable sore throat. Now I'm noticing a few small red blister-like dots (itchy/painful) on my palms and soles of my feet.

I have had a mild and bearable sore throat. Now I'm noticing a few small red blister-like dots (itchy/painful) on my palms and soles of my feet.

Dr. Can evaluate: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or some other causes such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is very bothersome or doesn't go away quickly, or one has odd symptoms like being "very drowsy". Sore throat plus hands and feet rashes may be Hand Foot Mouth disease. ...Read more

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Okay I have these red itchy blister looking things in my pubic area. They are not painful but they really itch. They are in clusters.

Okay I have these red itchy blister looking things in my pubic area. They are not painful but they really itch. They are in clusters.

Pubic rashes: Your rash could be caused by a number of things such as herpes, scabies, yeast or other infection. A physical exam would be helpful to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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At first it was just a sunburn but now painful and itchy blisters have developed all over my face. Should I worry? Are there and medicines to take?

At first it was just a sunburn but now painful and itchy blisters have developed all over my face. Should I worry? Are there and medicines to take?

Get it evaluated: If you have used any products on the face to treat the sunburn, you may have a reaction to them. You also may have given yourself a second degree sunburn. You need to take caution to prevent such severe sunburns in the future as it dramatically increases your risk of skin cancer. There may be some treatment options to help your recovery but you need to be seen first. ...Read more

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My partner & I get 1 small red itchy dot that forms into a cluster of blisters on random parts of our body at least once a month. Our docs are clueles?

My partner & I get 1 small red itchy dot that forms into a cluster of blisters on random parts of our body at least once a month. Our docs are clueles?

Herpes simplex HSV 1: Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. There is no cure for herpes. ...Read more

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I have shingles and have had it for four days and it still jhasn't blistered or erupted---just itchy and painful Will it go away faster or not blister?

I have shingles and have had it for four days and it still jhasn't blistered or erupted---just itchy and painful Will it go away faster or not blister?

Shingles treatment: Assuming the diagnosis is correct, you should be on treatment, e.g. valacyclovir, which will speed healing. Even mild cases normally should be treated; a mild start can still go on to a fairly severe or prolonged course. With treatment, it should stop getting worse in a day or two and begin improving a couple days later. If not on treatment, contact your doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Itchy scrotum and scratched. And small wound is present. Very tiny. What could it be? No blisters.

Itchy scrotum and scratched. And small wound is present. Very tiny. What could it be? No blisters.

Cellulitis, allergy: Could be infection like fungus, cellulitis or allergy. You need doctor exam to be certain. ...Read more

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I can't see dermatology until December. I need help now! Painful, itchy, swollen, blistering-blotches all over my body. I don't know what this is!

I can't see dermatology until December. I need help now! Painful, itchy, swollen, blistering-blotches all over my body. I don't know what this is!

Try your PCP: If you can't get in to see your derm until December, I'd suggest scheduling an appointment with your PCP for an evaluation sooner. If that doesn't work, try an urgent care center. Your rash could be caused by several different things and needs thorough evaluation prior to treatment. ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps on my arm and one is blistering. What can this be?

I have small itchy bumps on my arm and one is blistering. What can this be?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are very difficult to describe in words, so an exam by a primary care doctor and/or a dermatologist is helpful, when the rash is present. Sometimes rashes occur from bug bites, fungus/yeast, reactions with chemicals, irritants, plants, allergens, etc... Itching makes it more likely an allergic rash or bug bites. If one cannot go to the doctor, a video consult on HealthTap PRIME may help. ...Read more

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Tiny blisters all over hands. Spreading fast. Itchy and painful. What could they be?

Tiny blisters all over hands. Spreading fast. Itchy and painful. What could they be?

General thoughts: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,

Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person.

Conditions that are localized often are due to a particular exposure (contact with something causing an allergy).
This is particularly true of hands.
These are often itchy.
Anti-immune medicines (antihistmine/steroids). .. ...Read more

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Skin underneath a ring was red, itchy. Last week or so it became blistering, painful, peeling. Getting worse. What could it be?

Dermatitis: Rashes under rings can be due to metal allergy (contact dermatitis), or an irritant effect from soaps trapped under the ring if not removed when doing dishes without gloves. Both causes can get secondarily infected, with germs, or yeast, giving much redness and tenderness. Remove the ring before dishwashing and get appropriate cream from a dermatologist. ...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 red patches near my armpits with blisters and few mostly on chest. It seems to be spreading. It's not that itchy but painful. Condition?

I have red patches near my armpits with blisters and few mostly on chest. It seems to be spreading. It's not that itchy but painful. Condition?

Many possibilities: People with gluten sensitivity (Celiac disease) may have abdominal pain and blisters. However if your skin rash is painful, we need to consider other potential causes as well. Have you consulted a skin disease specialist? If not, it is time to do so. ...Read more

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Got a blister on soft palate (last 10 days may be). It reduces but reaper with some pus then goes down again. Not very painful bt sometimes itchy?

Got a blister on soft palate (last 10 days may be). It reduces but reaper with some pus then goes down again. Not very painful bt sometimes itchy?

See a dentist: Some conditions may require further assessment, tests and your PCP may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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Itchy rash, blisters, hard black specks on back of hands, wrists?

Itchy rash, blisters, hard black specks on back of hands, wrists?

Poison ivy?: Itchy rash with blisters, on back of hands and wrist could be from a few conditions. I would think about poison ivy first, and the hand and wrist could be the area of contact. Scabies is another condition to be thought of. Any contact allergy can present with this also. ...Read more

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Hi I have 2 blisters on the palm of my hand its not red or itchy and also have 2 on the sole of my feet painful as well should I be concerned? Thanks

Hi I have 2 blisters on the palm of my hand its not red or itchy and also have 2 on the sole of my feet painful as well should I be concerned? Thanks

Hand-foot-mouth: You describe condition which called Hand, foot, mouth disease. This is benign viral infection what usually resolved by itself. But avoid kissing and close body contact for a while like one week ...Read more

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What to do if I have small blisters on hands and itchy red bumps on my legs helppppp?

What to do if I have small blisters on hands and itchy red bumps on my legs helppppp?

See Dermatologist: The blisters on the hands can be a fungal infection, contact dermatitis, dyshidrosis or a viral infection. If you have a history of exposure to contactants or eczema it would help in the diagnosis. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What bug leaves a small itchy blister?

What bug leaves a small itchy blister?

See below: Bed bugs, ticks, spider, fire ants and others can cause a blister at bite site. ...Read more

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I was woundering what the small itchy blisters that come and go all over my body could be from?

I was woundering what the small itchy blisters that come and go all over my body could be from?

Blisters: There are about 1000 different causes of blisters on the body. Diagnosis of these depends upon the person's history, look of the blisters, and distribution of blisters. Some people actually misinterpret these being blisters when in fact they're little pustules with infection. In short, you've got to see a dermatologist to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had an itchy insect by 3 days ago. 1 day ago I noticed a painful blister. Today the blister seems to have gotten bigger. What should I do?

Lance it: If red hot swollen like a boil then need to lance it with scalpel by a doctor or urgent care and get antibiotics, if can bring it to a head with warm wet washcloths, 10 minutes 3-4x/day till whitehead breaks open or scrub it with washcloth and it drains spontaneously, it may resolve. People think an insect bit them and it is just an infected hair follical. If not resolved this was see a doctor ...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