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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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Bug bite that causes large blister, treatment?

Bug bite that causes large blister, treatment?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, ulceration, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Hello. I got bit by fire ants Tuesday morning, and it has developed in to a fairly large blister. I was wondering if i should pop it or not.

Hello. I got bit by fire ants Tuesday morning, and it has developed in to a fairly large blister. I was wondering if i should pop it or not.

Allergic response: This sounds like either a localised allergic response to the bites or development of an abscess. In any case you need to get this examined by a doctor. If there is an abscess they will need to incise and drain it. If its a simple blister it is best drained under sterile conditions or it may get infected. Antihistamines may reduce the reaction. The blister is best kept covered. ...Read more

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I was bit by a horse fly 3 days ago which has a large blister. How long will it take for the blister to burst and should it be covered up when it does?

I was bit by a horse fly 3 days ago which has a large blister. How long will it take for the blister to burst and should it be covered up when it does?

A few days: What you're seeing is your body's immune response. It should go away in 4-5 days. If it lasts longer or gets worse it could be the start of an infection. It's best to leave the area alone and only cover it if its in an area that gets rubbed. ...Read more

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I had a large blister on my small toe around 3 weeks ago and it turned into a burgundy sort of colour and the blister is gone but the skin is coloured?

I had a large blister on my small toe around 3 weeks ago and it turned into a burgundy sort of colour and the blister is gone but the skin is coloured?

Happens...: Happens in healing process.....keep area clean and dry, use local antiseptic, air the area. Person with heart valve problem, AFib, injection drug user...it will indicate thrombo- embolism...which is dangerous. ...Read more

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Does everyone who has herpes get large blisters on their genitals?

Does everyone who has herpes get large blisters on their genitals?

No: Additionally, asymptomatic persons can "shed" (=potentially transmit) the virus. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information and links on herpes. ...Read more

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My navel has a large blister on it, it is painful and swollen around the navel area and red?

Infected navel: You have an infection of your navel which is caused by either a staph or strep organism. See your doctor so he can take a culture and get you started on the right antibiotic. ...Read more

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Blistering on son's lips. Not chapped. Says he hasn't been biting. But noticeable blisters inside larger blister. Cause for worry?

Blistering on son's lips. Not chapped. Says he hasn't been biting. But noticeable blisters inside larger blister. Cause for worry?

Mgt: I would suggest being seen by your physician. Is there a fever associated? Does he appear ill? Are there any skin rashes? Please avoid acidic drinks and foods, and keep him well hydrated while monitoring his temperature. ...Read more