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I have a small light purple spot on my neck. Peers say that this may be a blood blister from a pinched nerve, although it's not raised. Can you help?

I have a small light purple spot on my neck. Peers say that this may be a blood blister from a pinched nerve, although it's not raised. Can you help?

May be: This May be a cherry hemangioma. It could be a bruise. Please see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. It needs to be seen in person by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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 have just found a small purple lump on the lower part of my breast it looks like a blood blister but it's not, what could it be?

I have just found a small purple lump on the lower part of my breast it looks like a blood blister but it's not, what could it be?

Angioma, venous lake: This is most likely a common skin lesion. Almost everyone gets a few and some people
get 100's. It is a dilated blood vessel and it can be red or purple. They are round and sit
slightly above the skin. They usually cause no symptoms, however in this location it could get rubbed by your bra. These do not go away. Can be treated with pdl laser, no scarring. If traumatic should resolve in a wks. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get this small blood blister on the inside part on my lip. Its hard and sometimes is red/purple. Itll go away for months then come back.?

Sometimes I get this small blood blister on the inside part on my lip. Its hard and sometimes is red/purple. Itll go away for months then come back.?

Oral mucosa cyst: You may also want to see an ENT or oral surgeon. These lesions often need to be removed to reduce the chance that they will come back. ...Read more

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Small dark purple blister/canker sore inside of bottom lip. What is it??

Small dark purple blister/canker sore inside of bottom lip. What is it??

Hard to say: Could be something simple as a minor injury or small viral outbreak such as canker sore or aphthous ulcer but you need to get in with your dentist to make a proper determination. ...Read more

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I have a sore on the top of my ear it started out looking like a small pimple or blood blister and now its big and lumpy its reddish purple and bumpy

I have a sore on the top of my ear it started out looking like a small pimple or blood blister and now its big and lumpy its reddish purple and bumpy

A: A worsening lesion on the top of the ear could be an infection, scar tissue, or even something more concerning such as a skin cancer. It is very important that you have your ear looked at as soon as possible for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have blisters that look purplish and some clear a little below my hip bone and a burning sensation around them that comes and goes but hurts, help.

I have blisters that look purplish and some clear a little below my hip bone and a burning sensation around them that comes and goes but hurts, help.

Well, you are not: In the age group where we expect to see herpes zoster or shingles, but that might be what you have. It is difficult to say for sure without a picture (which you could upload to HealthTap for a Virtual Consult). Blistering rash with pain is the hallmark. Treatment is most effective when started within 3 days of seeing the rash: antiviral medicines (acyclovir, etc)/pain killers/topical antibiotics ...Read more

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Wearing winter boots, my little toe went from red to purplish red and burns like on fire. Skin crusted then peeled off and now burns again. Blister?

Wearing winter boots, my little toe went from red to purplish red and burns like on fire. Skin crusted then peeled off and now burns again. Blister?

Have checked,: Especially if it continues to stay a purplish color. This could be a number of things, from simple skin irritation to an infection to vascular issues. Did it get excessively cold at any time, frostbite? Just be sure as necrosis can set in quickly. Sorry I cannot help more without seeing it, but my safest recommendation would be to have it looked at. ...Read more

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I have wounds that will not heal. IDO NOT pick nor scratch. I can c some turning purple like a blood blister underneath when its moist after shower y?

I have wounds that will not heal. IDO NOT pick nor scratch. I can c some turning purple like a blood blister underneath when its moist after shower y?

Wounds: Depending on chronology, distribution, examination and detailed history reccomendations will vary; so if persistent or recurrent be evaluated promptly ...Read more

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My 3 bug bites have turned into a redish purple blister/bruise. Should I be concerned?

My 3 bug bites have turned into a redish purple blister/bruise. Should I be concerned?

Depends: Depends on what kind of "bug" bit you. Symptoms are sometimes normal for some "bugs" but in other cases may turn out to be a serious problem in a few days. See your family physician. ...Read more

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I've had an Industrial bar piercing for over a year now. Just recently, the top hole has swollen up blister like and appears bloody and purple. Help?

I've had an Industrial bar piercing for over a year now. Just recently, the top hole has swollen up blister like and appears bloody and purple. Help?

Get it looked at.: The possibilities that come to mind are infection, trauma and/or allergic reaction. Get it seen by a physician ASAP. Go to an urgent care if you can't see your usual physician today. Remove the bar if you can do so safely.
Without an exam it's difficult to assess the urgency of your problem but early intervention may prevent a more serious outcome. ...Read more

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Purple patch on scrotum very uncomfortable and feels like a blister but very uncomfortable?

Purple patch on scrotum very uncomfortable and feels like a blister but very uncomfortable?

See derm: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. You need to find out the cause of this eruption so you can get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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I have a red tear on the edge of my anus. It’s only painful when going to the bathroom. I also have a a purple lump that look like a blood blister?

I have a red tear on the edge of my anus. It’s only painful when going to the bathroom. I also have a a purple lump that look like a blood blister?

External anal thromb: A firm painful lump at the edge of the anus with blue or purple color. Most likely this is an external thrombosed pile and not a true haemorroid. Usually responds to painkillers and resolves after about ten days. Prevent constipation. It can become worse, ulcerate or bleed, in which case a doctor can make a small incision to drain the thrombus (bloodclot). This can be done under local anaesthetic. ...Read more

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After days of hiking, I have a blister that is large, purple, and bulging out from under my toenail. Should I treat it as I would any other blister?

After days of hiking, I have a blister that is large, purple, and bulging out from under my toenail. Should I treat it as I would any other blister?

Getting the liquid: From the blister is what you want to achieve. Sometimes, if you soak the toe squeezing the blister can erupt it, if not with a sterile needle one can lightly and carefully pierce the roof allow the fluid to escape then apply a topical antibiotic bandage. ...Read more

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I have 2 purple bubbles (look like blood blisters) on my anus but not itchy, noticed after going to the loo for the first time in a week?

I have 2 purple bubbles (look like blood blisters) on my anus but not itchy, noticed after going to the loo for the first time in a week?

Possibly Hemorrhoids: A hemorrhoid is a enlarged vein at the anus or in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are deep to the anus. External hemorrhoids are outside of the anus. A hemorrhoid is a bump that can cause pain, bleeding and may be itchy. A thrombosed hemorrhoid contains a clot which causes redness & ^ pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, bumpy, red or bluish purple). The following also describe me: could be bug bites?

I am experiencing rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, bumpy, red or bluish purple). The following also describe me: could be bug bites?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I recently got a really bad sunburn on my legs. I have a few blister and they are now starting to turn purple. What does this mean? What should I do?

I recently got a really bad sunburn on my legs. I have a few blister and they are now starting to turn purple. What does this mean? What should I do?

First degree burn: Your sunburn is a first degree burn. Treat with extra oral hydration, tea and juice. Cool wraps to your legs, ice and aloe vera lotion. If you get a fever or vomit, to the urgent care. See your regular doc soon. Use sunblock in the future. Be well. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, red or bluish purple).

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, red or bluish purple).

Visual dx: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, red or bluish purple).

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, red or bluish purple).

Allergy possible: You likely have an allergic reaction again. Please send a photo to help determine cause. Have you been checked for mastocytosis or eosinophilia or had a formal allergy skin test? This may be needed depending on severity. For now follow the "low inflammatory diet" at [email protected] Com ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on chest and rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, bumpy, red or bluish purple).

I am experiencing rash on chest and rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, bumpy, red or bluish purple).

Many possibilities: Rashes can be hard to figure out without looking at them. A rash can happen sometimes if a person's body is reacting to the germ causing viral or bacterial symptoms (sort of like an allergic reaction). Strep throat bacteria can make a toxin that causes reddish rashes. Allergy to certain foods or other substances can create rashes. Little blisters can be viral, bacterial, or contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Cluster of blisters very swollen and red. Dark red/purple around edges very painful on calf anyone know what it could be? Hospital unsure

Cluster of blisters very swollen and red. Dark red/purple around edges very painful on calf anyone know what it could be? Hospital unsure

Several causes: Shingles usually causes cluster (s) of tiny blisters (vesicles). If you have pain in a much wider area than is covered by the blisters, shingles is likely. The same is true if new clusters appear in the same general part of your body. Insect/spider bites are also possible. If the rash becomes more generalized, you may need one of these areas biopsied to get the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a blister on my foot for a while now. It was drained and the skin covering it peeled off. Now there is no skin on it and its purple. Is that ok?

I had a blister on my foot for a while now. It was drained and the skin covering it peeled off. Now there is no skin on it and its purple. Is that ok?

Healing: During the healing phase the skin can have a discolored appearance. Once a blister has drained and de-roofed it typically is a matter of days before complete healing occurs. If you are concerned at all you should be seen in person or virtually for proper diagnosis and correct treatment. ...Read more