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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

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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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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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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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed if needed by a doctor
Once
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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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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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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Get regular checks with your dermatologist
Yearly
Use SPF 30 sunblock
Daily
Stay out of sun from 10am to 2pm
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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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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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I have a sore (oozing slightly) on an old surgical scar that began as a blister. It has been over a month and hasn't healed. Should I be concerned?

I have a sore (oozing slightly) on an old surgical scar that began as a blister. It has been over a month and hasn't healed. Should I be concerned?

Non healing sore: Since it is a month would have it checked out and is an infection risk. May be a fistula. Follow up with doctor/ surgeon. ...Read more

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