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Doctor insights on: Oozing Blisters On Skin

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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 have skin on my nose that keeps oozing, what could it be? About every 3 or 4 months I get a patch of skin on my nose that starts to ooz badly, it's not always the exact same area of skin, it oozes clear liquid and then it seems to kind of blister and th

I have skin on my nose that keeps oozing, what could it be? About every 3 or 4 months I get a patch of skin on my nose that starts to ooz badly, it's not always the exact same area of skin, it oozes clear liquid and then it seems to kind of blister and th

It: It sounds like an infectious etiology. Perhaps you are dealing with impetigo, which is a bacterial skin infection. It causes sores that often break open, ooze fluid, and then develop a yellow to brown crust. They are most commonly found around the mouth and nose. It can recur. If this occurs again you can try an over the counter anti-bacterial cream to the affected area two to three times a day. Finally, this may not be the iisue at all, it is always a good idea to let your doctor evaluate you, make a diagnosis, and treat. Take care. ...Read more

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I applied Neosporin to an incision per my doctors instruction. I now have red burning skin that has small oozing blisters. Is there something I can do?

I applied Neosporin to an incision per my doctors instruction. I now have red burning skin that has small oozing blisters. Is there something I can do?

Hard to know: A bit more information would help, but it seems that either a serious infection has developed and you need a course of antibiotics or you have a contact allergic sensitivity to a component of the neosporin (relatively common). Has this happened with neosporin before? If the latter, then topical corticosteroid may help (but it would not if this is an infection). Good luck! ...Read more

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3 painful bumps on my pernium. Not blisters, oozing, or cauliflower like, not crusting or scabbing, or forming a head, burns during urination?

3 painful bumps on my pernium. Not blisters, oozing, or cauliflower like, not crusting or scabbing, or forming a head, burns during urination?

Cellulitis: Painful bumps indicate inflammation, most likely infectious from skin bacteria. Put some Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment on them and take ibuprofen for a couple of days. You should also disk these with Epson salt. If no improvement in 2 days, see your doctor for a quick exam and assessment. You may need a course of antibiotic to treat. ...Read more

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Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.

Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.

Infection: This is a classic description for impetigo, a skin infection passed from site to site by the scratching of this child. Initial treatment by blotting with peroxide/drying and applying an antibiotic cream may help some. However, it may require an oral medication. ...Read more

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Sunburn blisters are oozing on their own. What does this mean?

Sunburn blisters are oozing on their own. What does this mean?

Clear fluid?: If the blisters are draining clear fluid I would not be concerned. After the training has stopped you can apply moisturizer to help the dead skin fall off. ...Read more

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Blister, painful, oozing water substance, slight bleeding also?

Blister, painful, oozing water substance, slight bleeding also?

See below: Blisters can be a number of things but what helps us narrow down what it could be is its location. Please repost with location. ...Read more

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Hello, I have oozing blotches on my face cheeks and tiny blisters around it, it is somewhat itchy and just happened, what could it be?

Hello, I have oozing blotches on my face cheeks and tiny blisters around it, it is somewhat itchy and just happened, what could it be?

Skin eruption: Without seeing this would only be guessing, but contact dermatitis is possible as is a systemic allergic reaction. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome occurs, as does strep pyogenes infection. Go and let a doctor take a look at this and manage it appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son woke with a blister type looking thing on his knee this morning. Looks like it was oozing something because fuzz was stuck to it.?

My son woke with a blister type looking thing on his knee this morning. Looks like it was oozing something because fuzz was stuck to it.?

Wash and neosporin: It was likely a scrape that boys are prone to get. Wash site gently with soap and water and apply a neosoprin bandaid. ...Read more

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I have really bad and big blisters from running a race yesterday and they are still oozing pus. Should I bandage them or let them air out? They hurt

I have really bad and big blisters from running a race yesterday and they are still oozing pus. Should I bandage them or let them air out? They hurt

Blisters: If your blisters are actually draining pus, thick yellow material then you need to see a doctor. If it is a blood blister then you need to make sure to clean them up with soap and water. I would keep them wrapped as they need protection as well as keeping them clean. I would recommend buying "adaptic" dressing as it will keep the gauze from sticking. ...Read more

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Can I cover oozing poison ivy blisters?!

Can I cover oozing poison ivy blisters?!

Yes: The material oozing from the blisters is simple body serum like you would have from a burn blister. The area should be kept clean and watched for redness or swelling that would indicate a secondary bacterial infection. Covering the area is fine but the site should be watched. The ooze does not spread poison ivy. ...Read more

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I got bitten by a bug yesterday and I had a blister this morning with a red ring around it, and no it won't stop oozing this yellow liquid? Advice pls

I got bitten by a bug yesterday and I had a blister this morning with a red ring around it, and no it won't stop oozing this yellow liquid? Advice pls

Get it checked out: I would recommend getting it checked out by your doctor or a walk-in clinic/ER - first thing tomorrow....could be an early infection that should be seen and treated quickly ...Read more

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Oral herpes: there are tiny blisters oozing on my whole lip. What can I do?

Oral herpes: there are tiny blisters oozing on my whole lip. What can I do?

Antiviral med: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrexor another antiviral medication. Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sore. ...Read more