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Doctor insights on: Peeling The Skin Off Of A Blister

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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'm 20, had about 3 bad sunburns as a kid. No blistering, just red and very painful to move. Skin peeled. Can I reverse the damage? I'm very concerned

I'm 20, had about 3 bad sunburns as a kid. No blistering, just red and very painful to move. Skin peeled. Can I reverse the damage? I'm very concerned

Skin exams: You certainly should make it a practice to use sun screen now. Also do monthly skin exams to look for changes in your skin, this involves a full length mirror and hand mirrors. Any changes should be checked out by your doctor. You are wise to start now. I had a first cousin die in his early 40s from a melanoma. He spent his early years in Fiji getting lots of sun. ...Read more

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Why does skin blister in the sun?

Why does skin blister in the sun?

Blisters: Photodermatitis or sun poisoning is a form of allergic skin reaction. Among the many causes are lemon oil in fragrances, coal tars, paba in sunscreens, st. John's wort, benzoyl peroxide, tetracyclin antibiotics, retinoids, pellagra, some plants, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What causes blisters on your head?

What causes blisters on your head?

Viral?: Unless there is some reason that something is rubbing, it is usually a rash from a virus or some type of infection.
The patient should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does our skin blister when it gets burned?

Why does our skin blister when it gets burned?

Burns and blisters: Burns cause inflammation in our skin which leads to edema in the various layers of our skin. Blisters are just fluid collected under the outermost layer. ...Read more

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What causes random clear blisters on your skin?

What causes random clear blisters on your skin?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters or rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections, friction, and insect bites can cause blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Ishy skin now I have little blister and it spread?

Ishy skin now I have little blister and it spread?

See your doctor: A doctor would need to see the blistered rash in order to diagnose it. ...Read more

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How much time do popped blisters stay on your skin?

Extremely variable: Depending on person's basic health and the type of blister. ...Read more

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What causes recurrent sores or blisters on the head?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It could be infection or auto-immune process. It would be prudent to see a doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have got really bad sunburn and my skin is blistering should I be worried?

I have got really bad sunburn and my skin is blistering should I be worried?

Sunburn: Yes you should be worried and you must go to the nearest Emergency facility to begin to help you control the blistering.
Won't get better overnight but will get better over time.

Don't forget to put cream on when you are in the sun. ...Read more

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I got a little sunburned about 5 days ago and now my skin is blistering, help?

I got a little sunburned about 5 days ago and now my skin is blistering, help?

Moisturizer: Use a lot of moisturizer. Aveeno (oatmeal) is a good brand to use. The concern is that blisters should have appeared earlier and usually with only a little sun burn you do not get blisters. There is a possibility that you have some other condition causing blisters. In that case you will need to see a dermatologist or a family physician to get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve the pain of a blister (the skin came off) and heal it quickly?

What do you suggest to relieve the pain of a blister (the skin came off) and heal it quickly?

Simple Treatment: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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I cut the skin off my blister and its been almost 1 week. Will the skin be growing back soon?

Yes: Keep area moist with aquaphor and covered and area wil heal within another few days. Avoid infection -do not pull off skin. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has blisters on his head which he think its from the sun is there anything we can do for this?

My boyfriend has blisters on his head which he think its from the sun is there anything we can do for this?

Herpes zoster?: If the blisters are all over the head and only in sun-exposed areas (e.g. not in the hair), then maybe related to sun exposure. But if localized to one side or the other, i.e. no blisters across the midline, then herpes zoster (shingles) is a good bet. He should see a doctor ASAP: helpful treatment is available but must be started early for maximum effect. ...Read more

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I burned myself on a coal. A thin layer of skin came off and my skin is white beneath. I don't see a blister. What do I do?

I burned myself on a coal. A thin layer of skin came off and my skin is white beneath. I don't see a blister. What do I do?

Other options: Probably you have burned to the second layer of skin called the dermis. I suggest a prescription for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream (if you are not allegic to sulfa), as it will help heal the area faster. It is also a topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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I had recently bought some new pairs of shoes but then I got blisters from them. I soon popped the blister and peeled the skin. Is that bad?

Blisters: Will eventually pop on their own. If you pop them yourself just make sure you cleanse the area with mild soap and water and apply an anti-bacterial ointment as well as a protective band-aid. Hopefully your shoes won't bother you next time! ...Read more

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I got very bad sunburn three days ago and got very bad blisters over my face. Today almost all of my skin has peeled off. My face is very red?

I got very bad sunburn three days ago and got very bad blisters over my face. Today almost all of my skin has peeled off. My face is very red?

If a large portion: Of the face was blistered - I would have recommended medical evaluation. Sometimes applying aloe vera straight from the plant can help to expedite burn healing. ...Read more

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What happen when u peel off the blister skin?

What happen when u peel off the blister skin?

It is more prone to: Blistered skin is best left alone. If you peel the top, the skin underneath is raw and is exposed to germs, so it can get infected more easily. At this stage you need to cover the raw area with a non-sticky band-aid and change the cover once or twice daily till it heals...may take 3-5 days. Watch for any yellow discharge....that is a sign of infection. Let us know in case you develop infection. ...Read more

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How can you remove blisters on skin from sunburn?

How can you remove blisters on skin from sunburn?

Leave blister intact: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered. ...Read more

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Burst blister and skin came off how to heal quickly?

Apply polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin): Ointment to it twice a day, and keep it otherwise clean and dry. It will heal in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Does radiotherapy cause skin ulcerations and blistering?

Does radiotherapy cause skin ulcerations and blistering?

It can: Radiotherapy can cause skin redness, hair loss, and in some situations ulcerations and blistering. These skin changes only occur in the region of the body being treated, and they typically progress during the course of radiotherapy and gradually improve in the weeks after treatment. Depending on the location and type of treatment, these side effects may be unlikely or expected. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin blisters?

What is the definition or description of: Skin blisters?

Skin blister: Skin blister = vesicle = a fluid filled lesion on the outermost layer of tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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I have blisters on my skin due to sunburn. What can I do?

Dermatologist.: Although aloe vera can be very helpful for sun burns - if a significant area has blisters - it is best to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a lot of loose skin from an old blister, is that normal?

It all depends.: I would have to have a little more detail than just "a blister".Loose skin after any inflammatory situation (in this case a blister) is unusual. Normally the skin will tighten. You may have one of the rare skin conditions that behave the way you describe, so it might be best for you to see a dermatologist for a "live" consult where your doctor can put his/her hands on your skin and decide. ...Read more

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I keep getting blisters on my thighs. Is something wrong with my skin?

I keep getting blisters on my thighs. Is something wrong with my skin?

Maybe: You may have skin condition which needs to be treated such a skin infection or kind of allergy. See a dermatologist forva diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How does the melted skin (caused by friction) from blisters become clear?

Interstital fluid: The friction causes the separation of the epidermis and dermis. Into that space caused by the trauma insterstitial fluid collects which is slightly yellow in color. It creates a cushion to protect the underlying skin while it heals. ...Read more

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What kind of poisonous plant would cause black blisters to appear on the skin upon contact?

What kind of poisonous plant would cause black blisters to appear on the skin upon contact?

Poison Ivy will: At least it did to me! As a kid, I had a large black blister on the inside of my forearm - then it spread all over. There may be others as well, but poison ivy is just very common so it maked the most sense. ...Read more

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The dead skin on my huge blister was removed and covered with a plaster but now is pussing alot is this ok?

Pus is never good: Pus is never a good thing. In general, we don't recommend draining blisters or pulling off skin as it's sterile if unbroken and non-sterile once broken. Regardless, if you see pus, it's now time to see your GP. If you can't get there today, go to closest A&E. ...Read more

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If I had a blister but it's gone now, and the skin is half hanging off, is it okay to remove the hanging skin? It's been weeks.

If I had a blister but it's gone now, and the skin is half hanging off, is it okay to remove the hanging skin? It's been weeks.

Probably safe: You have probably grown a new skin already by this time. Carefully cut off the hanging skin (don't pull) and you should do fine. ...Read more