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Doctor insights on: Left Calf Blister

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Dr. Philip Miller
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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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I have spreading pain in my left leg & a blister on my left heel that i got Saturday and did not take care of. Can i wait until tomorrow to go in?

I have spreading pain in my left leg & a blister on my left heel that i got Saturday and did not take care of. Can i wait until tomorrow to go in?

Not a good idea: Without seeing you not sure if the leg pain is from infection and you may need to be on antibiotic, do yourself a favor and have it looked at sooner than latter. ...Read more

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What would cause both of my shins to turn purple. I also have left ankle and leg swelling. My boyfriends shins are worse than mine with blisters?

What would cause both of my shins to turn purple. I also have left ankle and leg swelling. My boyfriends shins are worse than mine with blisters?

Fractures / vascular: The purple color may be indicative of stress fractures, but it also sound s like you may have a vascular issue going on here. Many factors such as your medical history and activity level come into play here. I would definitely see a doctor as soon as possible and not wait with what you are describing. ...Read more

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Can I get shingles on an arm and leg same side?...one week apart?...painful, blisters, and itching is awful...diagnosed left arm was shingles,....

Can I get shingles on an arm and leg same side?...one week apart?...painful, blisters, and itching is awful...diagnosed left arm was shingles,....

See a dermatologist: Very unlikely [not impossible] to have shingles in 2 different nerves. Severe itch is not a feature of shingles. Call a dermatologist and indicate that it is urgent. If you fail to get an immediate appointment, insist that your PCP call and demand it. ...Read more

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What causes a boil on left leg with pus oozing out and blisters on right leg for a person with edema?

What causes a boil on left leg with pus oozing out and blisters on  right leg  for a person with edema?

Leakage : The build-up of fluid in the legs called edema increases the hydrostatic pressure and causes water to emit from the skin in the form of blisters. ...Read more

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Leg is swollen and red feels hot to the touch and there are little blisters over part of my calf?

Leg is swollen and red feels hot to the touch and there are little blisters over part of my calf?

Please see Dr. ASAP: This could be cellulitis, a bacterial infection of soft tissues, a beginning of shingles or a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis). This needs to be looked at as soon as possible. If your doctor is not available, please go to the emergency room right away. ...Read more