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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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6 very red, raised painful blisters on elbow. Not itchy, feels like a burn. Happened once before in exact same spot, went away by itself. What is it?

6 very red, raised painful blisters on elbow. Not itchy, feels like a burn. Happened once before in exact same spot, went away by itself. What is it?

viral infection: A recurrent eruption of tender small vesicles on the same area is most likely herpes simplex. If you have a prodrome of sensation in the area prior to tha appearance of the eruption it is most likely. There are medications for this. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and feet that blister wen scratched?

Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and  feet that blister wen scratched?

Psoriasis?: Although it is very difficult to diagnose rashes without actually looking at it. But it sounds like early psoriasis by the distribution and description that you have given. Please consider uploading pictures and consulting a dermatologist here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have small red like blisters bumps that are itchy on my hand and mow I have it on my elbows and on my knee im not sure if this an allergic reaction ?

I have small red like blisters bumps that are itchy on my hand and mow I have it on my elbows and on my knee im not sure if this an allergic reaction ?

Difficult to say: As you can imagine, rashes of any type are difficult to diagnosis definitively without an examination. Recurring rashes can be due to allergies, eczema, infections or other causes. Best to see your family doctor, internist, or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What to do if I have this rash on my feet, legs, elbows, fingers, armsdespite the medicines i've been on, and now, these itchy blister like things show up?

What to do if I have this rash on my feet, legs, elbows, fingers, armsdespite the medicines i've been on, and now, these itchy blister like things show up?

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

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What to do if I have this rash on my feet, legs, elbows, fingers, arms, and face. This has i've been on, and now, these itchy blister like things show up?

What to do if I have this rash on my feet, legs, elbows, fingers, arms, and face. This has i've been on, and now, these itchy blister like things show up?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate 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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Strange white, dry blisters on arm. No itchiness/pain. Bleed profusely when accidentally rubbed. What is it?

Strange white, dry blisters on arm.  No itchiness/pain.  Bleed profusely when accidentally rubbed.  What is it?

Psoriasis: These strange white blisters that bleed profusely when rubbed off sound like psoriasis, a candidal infection , or epidermolysis bulosa. Without the itching a candidal infection is very unlikely. Epidermolysis bulosa is typically diagnosed at a younger age. Therefore, this is most likely psoriasis which responds best to light therapy and steroidal treatments. ...Read more

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My son has small clearish blister like bumps on arm and face what could they be? They are itchy and appeared out of no where

My son has small clearish blister like bumps on arm and face what could they be? They are itchy and appeared out of no where

Allergy: Most likely an allergic reaction to something that he has been in contact with. If they are fluid filled blisters and he has not been vaccinated against chicken pox, that is possible although we don't see chicken pox often nowadays because most children are immunized against it. ...Read more

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My friend has a blister rash on her arm and it spread to her chest. It's itchy and not painful. What can it be and what are some remedies?

Contact dermatitis: Is what is sounds like but she should be seen by an md. Rashes are best evaluated by having a professional look at it. ...Read more

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Itchy blister like pimples. 1itchy2whitehead looking like pimple appears 3pot it still itchy. On my lower arm and chest by my semi new tattoos?

Itchy blister like pimples. 1itchy2whitehead looking like pimple appears 3pot it still itchy. On my lower arm and chest by my semi new tattoos?

Likely inflammation: ...or folliculitis, a localized infection to the hair follicles caused by irritation from the new tattoo and bandages that were used to cover it. Use soapy water to clean the area three times a day, air dry well, and apply an antibacterial ointment. Call your doctor if the pimple lesions get bigger, are warm to touch or you develop a fever. ...Read more

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My whole body is itchy but i get a small bumpy rash lower back inner right arm in between boobs. They are kinda like blood blisters.. Please help.

My whole body is itchy but i get a small bumpy rash lower back inner right arm in between boobs. They are kinda like blood blisters.. Please help.

Topical HC cream: There many potential answers but if you had this for more than a week, you should consult a dermatologist. In the meanwhile try otc Hydrocortisone cream to see if this helps. This is the time of the year people tend to itch more from dry skin. Start applying a skin moisturizer immediately after bathing and see if this reduces the itch. ...Read more

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Popped blister on foot from shoes. Has turned hard and yellowish. Is itchy. Right foot and arm tingling and bit numb. Is this related? Infected?

Popped blister on foot from shoes. Has turned hard and yellowish. Is itchy. Right foot and arm tingling and bit numb. Is this related? Infected?

Blistering: Area turned hard, yellowish, & itchy after popped blister on foot: answer: could be cellulitis.Normally would want to drain blister instead of popping it. As a precaution, take an oral antibiotic such as Keflex or ampicillin. Right foot & arm tingling & bit numb: the arm tingling seems unrelated. ...Read more

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