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I am 6 weeks post-op from TAH. Removed all 11 steri strips a few days ago and now have super itchy and red rash in the shape of steri strips...HELP!?

I am 6 weeks post-op from TAH. Removed all 11 steri strips a few days ago and now have super itchy and red rash in the shape of steri strips...HELP!?

Too long: The steri strips probably should have been removed 5 weeks ago. Usually those are left on for less than a week. The area is probably very dirty and needs cleaning. You skin is probably very irritated from prolonged exposure to the adhesive. After washing some over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream should calm the tissue inflammation. ...Read more

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Got steri strips put on after getting my stitches out and the doc knew I'm allergic to adhesive. It's beginning to get very itchy. Plz help?

Got steri strips put on after getting my stitches out and the doc knew I'm allergic to adhesive. It's beginning to get very itchy. Plz help?

Skin Allergy: If the stitches were taken out timely, most of the time steri strips are not needed unless there is wound gaping. Anyways, as it is very itchy, call your doctor and ask. S/he may advise you to take them off. By the time, take some anti itch med. ...Read more

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I have a reaction to steri strips for my Achilles rupture surgery 2 weeks ago. What can I put on the hives? Itchy and painful, don't want to scratch.

I have a reaction to steri strips for my Achilles rupture surgery 2 weeks ago. What can I put on the hives? Itchy and painful, don't want to scratch.

See your surgeon: Achilles' tendon repair incisions can be 'tricky' as the tendon is nearly subcutaneous. Any non- healing wounds here or incisional 'rashes' should be seen by your surgeon promptly to avoid skin/ wound breakdown. In my experience the reaction to the steri-strips is usually a reaction to the benzoin used to keep the strips' sticky'and not the strips themselves. See your surgeon! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction from steri strips after my port for chemo was put in. Strips are removed, but there are still blisters. What should I do?

I had an allergic reaction from steri strips after my port for chemo was put in. Strips are removed, but there are still blisters. What should I do?

Steristrip blisters: The blisters on your skin are a protective reaction of your body to the foreign substance encountered and are helping to prevent further injury to irritated tissue beneath them. Please protect the area from further irritation but nothing further is needed for now as the reaction seems localized to just the area affected by the steristrips. ...Read more

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Red and itchy leg also now blistering?

Red and itchy leg also now blistering?

Blistering rash: Blisters with redness and itch can signify a contact dermatitis such as poison ivy or oak or sumac if indeed you have had exposure to weeds or vines outdoors. I would suggest white vinegar soaks and apply Hydrocortisone cream 2-3x/day. If the condition worsens, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy soles with blisters like rashes?

Itchy soles with blisters like rashes?

Could be: contact dermatitis see if it correlates with certain shoes see a dermatologist for a better exam ...Read more

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What itchy bites leave yellow blisters?

What itchy bites leave yellow blisters?

Bites: I believe that this appearance at the site of the bite is nonspecific and can occur with bites from different insects. It is due to minor amounts of pus and/or serum accumulation after a few days. If there is no spreading redness, significant secondary bacterial infection isn't likely. Keep the sites clean and apply an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. ...Read more

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Blisters in one spot on chest non itchy?

Blisters in one spot on chest non itchy?

A few options: Might be a local allergic reaction--jewelry, something in pocket of shirt, etc.--or from an insect bite (-s)--or early shingles / zoster. Should see your dr or urgent care dr to have it checked. ...Read more

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What would itchy blisters mean around my wrist?

What would itchy blisters mean around my wrist?

Allergy?: Have you worn new jewelry such as a bracelet? If so, remove, try taking 25mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see it this abates, good luck! ...Read more

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I have a cluster of blister-like sores on my finger. They have dark dots in the center. They're not itchy. What are they?

I have a cluster of blister-like sores on my finger. They have dark dots in the center. They're not itchy. What are they?

Tiny blisters finger: Tiny blisters (1mm or smaller) on the fingers can be a sign of dyshidrotic eczema. This may be caused from sweat glands that get blocked. A prescription strong topical steroid often helps. Irritation or rubbing can initiate a flare. ...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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Red itchy area showed up on lower back out of no where Wed. Thurs it grew larger & bumpy; Fri. Tons of tiny blisters formed. Super itchy & sensitive?

Red itchy area showed up on lower back out of no where Wed. Thurs it grew larger & bumpy; Fri. Tons of tiny blisters formed. Super itchy & sensitive?

Shingles: The best way to diagnosis a rash is to actually see the rash and/or feel it, so it is difficult to provide information based on this question. The rash of shingles usually starts as a red itchy (often painful) area, and then develops blisters. Shingles rash usually occurs on only one side of the body, and stops abruptly at the spine when it is on the back. ...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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What bugs leave itchy water blisters?

ALmost all of them: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more

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Why does my anal itch everyday, and it feels like I have tiny itchy blisters inside?

Why does my anal itch everyday, and it feels like I have tiny itchy blisters inside?

Exam need: You will need an exam to get an accurate DX.

Could be anal fissure, hemorrhoids, or other conditions. ...Read more

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Hi I have itchy and painfully blisters like spot. They keep reappearing every 1 or 2 month. What could this be? Thanks

Hi I have itchy and painfully blisters like spot. They keep reappearing every 1 or 2 month. What could this be? Thanks

It could be....: Time to visit a dermatologist: you question cannot be answered online without actual photo-documentation. Close your computer and call a skin specialist. ...Read more

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Out of no where an itchy blister appeared. My 8 year old has this happening to him too. More pop up on us both!! What is happening?

Out of no where an itchy blister appeared. My 8 year old has this happening to him too. More pop up on us both!! What is happening?

Rash: Could be many things including poison ivy or some type of dermatitis. It could also be chicken pox, or hand foot mouth disease or any number of other illnesses. Go see your doctor. ...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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What could be the cause of blistering, itchy patches on the upper torso of the body and itching is worse at night? Feels like something crawling @

What could be the cause of blistering, itchy patches on the upper torso of the body and itching is worse at night? Feels like something crawling @

Contact Dermatotis: Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. Contact dermatitis is a localized rash or irritation of the skin caused by contact with a substance that is foreign to the body.

Substances that commonly cause contact dermatitis include plant sap, metals, cleaning solutions, cosmetic additives, perfumes, industrial chemicals, and latex rubber additives. ...Read more

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Blister like bumps on feet some times they get itchy

Hard: Hard to tell without a picture. It is possible you could have bullous tinea pedis (fungus), psoriasis (palmoplantar pustulosis), or dyshidrotic eczema, or other possibilities. I would recommend you consult a dermatologist for diagnosis since the treatments for the above conditions vary. I hope that helps. ...Read more