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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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I was bit by a spider 3 weeks ago on my arm. After that I thought I was getting repeatidly bit but idk now I have 9 more blister spots that are pimple?

I was bit by a spider 3 weeks ago on my arm. After that I thought I was getting repeatidly bit but idk now I have 9 more blister spots that are pimple?

Infection?: Newly erupted pustules and blisters surrounding the area of a previous bite is suggestive of an infection and warrants an in person evaluation by your primary physician. Best wishes ...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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I have about seven itchy pimple-blister looking bumps dispersed evenly throughout legs and arms and two on my fingers. I also have strep throat?

I have about seven itchy pimple-blister looking bumps dispersed evenly throughout legs and arms and two on my fingers. I also have strep throat?

Hard to tell: It's hard to identify skin lesions by description. They may be insect bites. They may be pimples. They may be other types of sores. See a doctor if they are bothering you. ...Read more

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I had a pimple blister looking rash on my forearm, no fever but hot and tingling sensation all over my body especially my hands and feet.?

I had a pimple blister looking rash on my forearm, no fever but hot and tingling sensation all over my body especially my hands and feet.?

? Bite: This sounds like a bite with a general body reaction. Get checked to get a firm diagnosis and fluids and medications. Also get immunized for tetanus if you are out of date. All the best. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has a pimple like rash around her diaper line and on her arms and legs as well as blisters on the bottom of her feet?

My 18 month old has a pimple like rash around her diaper line and on her arms and legs as well as blisters on the bottom of her feet?

Many possibilities: Have her doctor take a look, as this sounds like a pattern that can accompany a viral or perhaps a bacterial infection. It might need time, or a prescription antibiotic cream/ointment, something else, or nothing. Give the doctor a a call and see what he advises. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse, folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help, or autoimmune process. Or food intolerence- gluten, milk. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash (I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige, chest pain. Also, Any other ideas?

Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash (I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige, chest pain. Also, Any other ideas?

Dx lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosis is a very hard disease to diagnose. It can mimic many diseases. A butterfly rash on the face with atrophic changes in the skin is one. Other signs and symptoms include fatigue, photosensitivity, fever, weight loss, kidney disease, lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, nerve and brain disease. There are blood tests which can help. Several things must be +. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a tiny blister or pimple on my back that won't go away and it hurts a little. I have had it for weeks. It is red in the middle with a slightly raised white border around it.?

I have what looks like a tiny blister or pimple on my back that won't go away and it hurts a little. I have had it for weeks. It is red in the middle with a slightly raised white border around it.?

See a doctor: It is really hard to be helpful without seeing it but your description certainly could be an early form of skin cancer which can be cured just by removing it, sometimes non-surgically. Most infections / rashes / etc. Would either be better or worse by now, and so that is what suggests skin cancer. Please get it checked! ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on my gum that looks like a small blister or pimple, help?

I have a hard bump on my gum that looks like a small blister or pimple, help?

Bump on Gums: A bump on gums could be many different things. A large cavity in a tooth can infect the tooth and spread out into the surrounding gum tissue. This infection will worsen if not treated by a dentist soon, causing possible severe pain and tooth loss. It conversly could be a simple soft tissue pathosis that may go away on its own. Either way it is best to have a dds eval. Asap. Don't wait for pain. ...Read more

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My daughter has these pimple hard bumps on her skin. I've seen them before. It looks like a blister forms. They don't itch. It take a long time to go.

My daughter has these pimple hard bumps on her skin. I've seen them before. It looks like a blister forms. They don't itch. It take a long time to go.

Atopic Dermatitis?: Your description is suggestive of Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema. This condition tends to worsen with changes in weather, humidity, use of strong detergents or harsh body soap. Sometimes it may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. If moisturizers don't improve rapidly the condition, I suggest to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a blister like pimple on the skin of my vagina it is discoloured and is painless until being touched I'm scared of what this might be?

I have a blister like pimple on the skin of my vagina it is discoloured and is painless until being touched I'm scared of what this might be?

It is a good idea: To show your gynecologist or dermatologist to determine what this is. We are always concerned about STD's but there are also benign lesions or cysts that can appear. Make an appointment as soon as possible ...Read more

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Lately I have bn getting these blister like things on my face. Its not a pimple and when I open them its clear liquid. And they usually come back?

Lately I have bn getting these blister like things on my face. Its not a pimple and when I open them its clear liquid. And they usually come back?

Hard to: Say without seeing them. Need more history. More than likely contact dermatitis, viral origin. You may have sensitive skin, cosmetics, weather change and sweating may contribute to the recurring benign blisters on your face. Take pictures and show them to your pcp or upload them here. ...Read more

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I have liaisons all over my body that look like there pimples but wen I pick them there are little blister type soars inside that are very painful?

I have liaisons all over my body that look like there pimples but wen I pick them there are little blister type soars inside that are very painful?

Could be infection: You may have an infection that has involved the hair follicles (folliculitis). There are other possible causes - a medication reaction, pustular psoriasis to name a few. I really think you should be evaluated by your doctor or a dermatologist - especially if they are painful. ...Read more

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Tick bite turned into a single blister looking bump (like a pimple). What should I do? PS the tick was removed in the same day. The tick was a Deer tick.

Tick bite turned into a single blister looking bump (like a pimple). What should I do? PS the tick was removed in the same day. The tick was a Deer tick.

Need to see your doc: I am sorry that you had to face this issue. Dear tick can result in infection that has far reaching complications and needed to be treated appropriately.

You need to see your doctor and get checked. He will ask you to have blood test done and may treat you with some antibiotics.

Please don't ignore and follow it with your physician. ...Read more

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I have had this pimple on my leg and I think it turned into a blister and it wasn't popped is this a result from not popping?

I have had this pimple on my leg and I think it turned into a blister and it wasn't popped is this a result from not popping?

Abscess: We are in the middle of an epidemic of a difficult to treat and very dangerous staph infection epidemic. Any lesion with an abscess should motivate you to seek medical care urgently. Please go see your doctor today. ...Read more

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My hubby has a blister like bump on back of neck. Thought it was a pimple but no head has formed. When broke open only clear liquid comes out.???

My hubby has a blister like bump on back of neck. Thought it was a pimple but no head has formed. When broke open only clear liquid comes out.???

Exam: Rashes, sin lesions, bumps are relatively impossible to diagnose over the computer. May be a cyst as described, but for definitive diagnosis, see the doc, good luck. ...Read more

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I found a blister type big pimple on vagina lips. Please need advise!?

I found a blister type big pimple on vagina lips. Please need advise!?

Need to be checked: Ther are different conditions that can cause blisters on the labia. A common reason is herpes simplex type 1 or 2. It is important that you see your obgyn while you still have the "blisters" in order to make a correct diagnosis. For herpes there are creams and pills that can decrease the discomfort level. It is also recommended not to be sexually active until you know what it is. ...Read more

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Would you be able to see evidence of a small infection, for instance, an infected blister or pimple, in a blood work up?

Would you be able to see evidence of a small infection, for instance, an infected blister or pimple, in a blood work up?

Usually not: It is a very localised infection with a minimal body response. So typically blooc counts do not get affected, unlkess the pimple is part of some underlying prolem. ...Read more

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I had a pimple with a whitehead on the top. I tried to pop it but nothing came out and it turned into a sort of blood blister. What shall I do now?

I had a pimple with a whitehead on the top. I tried to pop it but nothing came out and it turned into a sort of blood blister. What shall I do now?

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, 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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more