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My Baby Has Blisters On His Hands
Possible, but...: There are many things that mimic "blood blisters" that would appear on a baby's hand. First thing that comes to mind is a developing hemangioma. These are collections of blood vessels under the skin that enlarge over the first months of life. Also, babies can have sucking blisters where they essentially give themselves hickies from sucking on their hands. Ask pediatrician to take a look. ...Read more
I work with babies and have noticed some red blisters on my knees, palm and start of fingers, elbows and on the top of my feet. should i go see thedoc?
Good idea: Whether to prevent your spreading it to the babies or to discover if you caught it from work and need to advice the facility - yes. See a doc for exam and/or lab work. Also, if it is painful - relief will be nice. Best wishes for it being a minor easy to correct issue. ...Read more
My 18month old baby has all of a sudden when she eats or drinks comes out on her hands and cheeks red marks with flat lyk white blisters?
My 18 month old child has hand foot and mouth. The blisters on her feet are really bothering her. Is there anything I can use to sooth the pain?
Oral pain meds such: as acetaminophen or ibuprofen will be most effective for pain control, but some children complain more of an itchy sensation, and cold compresses, topical lotions used for poison ivy such as Ivy Dry or Caladryl may help. If itch is a problem, then oral antihistamines such as Benadryl or Zyrtec can be helpful. ...Read more
My 4 month old baby has been sucking on his hands a lot. This just started yesterday. I noticed this evening that he has what appears to be a blood blister on his lower lip. Is this from the hand sucking? Should I be concerned?
Baby had hands foot and mouth 2 weeks ago he has dry red circles were blisters were I'm applying aquafor will those scars go away or leave a mark ?
If a child has Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease and has blisters that are still erupting, but no fever. Is he or she contagious or no?
Hand/foot/mouth: Generally, a person with hand, foot, and mouth disease is most contagious during the first week of illness. People can sometimes be contagious for days or weeks after symptoms go away. This is why people should always try to maintain good hygiene (e.g. handwashing) so they can minimize their chance of spreading or getting infections. ...Read more
Daughter has hand foot & mouth blisters in mouth what can I do to make her more comfortable? Also i'm 7 months pregnant will it harm my unborn baby?
Hand foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus, and usually goes away in 7-10 days.
The pain from mouth blisters can be helped by staying away from spicy and acidic foods and drinks (maintaining a bland diet).
Check with your dentist or medical doctor about pain meds (tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil).
Orabase ointment can be applied to the blisters before meals. It is non-prescription and sticks to the mouth. ...Read more
How soon after a child starts with the hand, foot, mouth virus can they return to daycare? If the fever is gone but blisters still there can it spread
Yes can spread: if lesions still there, even after gone for about1-3 weeks but for sure stay home till all lesions gone, it is most contagious during illness visible;spread thru saliva , air by coughing , touching things that have virus on them , or stool,it is usually a Coxsacki virus A16 but others too . so wash hands well and good hygiene,no treatment except symptomatic like tylenol (acetaminophen) /ibuprofen ...Read more
Dr. can check rash: There are several causes of hand blisters. If there are viral (cold) symptoms or some mouth ulcers, it could be hand-foot-mouth disease... which is a viral infection that causes fever, blister-like ulcer spots in the mouth, and/or a skin rash (especially on the hands and feet). Hand-foot-mouth disease is not the foot-and-mouth (or hoof-and-mouth) disease of cattle, sheep, and pigs. ...Read more
Rashes: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without seeing them. Does he have any mouth sores (look in the back of the mouth above the tonsils.) it might be hand, foot, and mouth disease but you should have it checked to make sure. ...Read more
My step son has some blisters on his hands they look like it has yellow pus with white around it. They dont itch him doctor gave him a cream for poiso?
See photo: Review the attached photo of the typical rash of Hand Foot and Mouth disease, a self limiting viral illness. ...Read more
I have blisters on my hands that really itch but when i scrat h them they hurt what could they be?
Rash blisters: Your dermatologist should evaluate this rash promptly. This could be a form of eczema called dyshydrotic eczema. It could be a contact dermatitis to something in that you touched. There could be secondary bacterial infection or fungal infection. . Patch tests and cultures may be needed to get to the root cause. After the evaluation has begun your doctor can prescribe treatment for you. ...Read more
See the doc: Have it examined. It may be something as simple as irritation. Topical medication may be prescribed. It may also be a reaction to something, like an allergy. Your doctor may consider culturing the fluid within the blisters and/or biopsy to determine what the condition is. Get it checked. ...Read more
This is a very: good question. Unfortunately without being able to take a full history and examine the lesions we will be unable to answer for you. Make an appointment for evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more
Blisters on Hands: Dyshidrosis, also known as dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx, is an uncommon skin condition in which very small, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms of your hands and the sides of your fingers. The soles of your feet also can be affected. Treatment is with prescription super potent topical steroids. ...Read more
Doctor can examine: Things that cause blistering on hands or fingers include a type of eczema called dishydrotic eczema, allergic reactions (sometime to unknown substances), chemical irritants (sometimes people don't remember contact with any chemical), reactions to some plants or vegetables, infections (small pimples or abscesses), herpes 1 or 2, burns, etc... A primary care or dermatology doctor can examine hands. ...Read more
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These are good ideas in any circumstances in the gym. ...Read more
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,
Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person.
Conditions that are localized often are due to a particular exposure (contact with something causing an allergy).
This is particularly true of hands.
These are often itchy.
Anti-immune medicines (antihistmine/steroids) ... ...Read more
I have recurring small "bites", blisters, on back of hands and wrists. I sometimes see hard black specks.?
Need more info: Blisters on the backs of hands could be insect bites of some sort, but autoimmune blistering diseases like bullous pemphigoid can also do this. A more rare condition called porphyria cutanea tarda also often has blisters on the backs of the hands as the main issue, and a related disease called "pseudoporphyria" can also do this. A dermatologist will probably perform a biopsy to get some answers. ...Read more
I have really bad blisters on both hands from physical activity. The skin is cut open and exposed. What can I put on them/do to make them heal quicker?
At first I thought I had callous on my hands but then I seen white blisters underneath so I tried to pop it and that's when I knew they weren't callou?
White blisters: You may have dyshidrotic eczema. Consult a dermatologist for treatment ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: If your blister is very large have it evaluated by your physician as large burns have a high risk of getting infected. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and insect bites can cause blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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