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What can I do for the painful red blisters filled with water all over my lower back from cellulitis?

What can I do for the painful red blisters filled with water all over my lower back from cellulitis?

Depends on cause: If the blisters don't cross the midline, consider shingles(tx: acyclovir). With cellulitis present, if the area of blistering is also very edematous (swollen), then mobilization of fluid from this area (e.g. Diuresis) can also help, along with abx. If the pt looks ill, has a fever, and the blisters are looking more violaceous, then go to the ed- the infection may be getting worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin characterized by erythema (red), Edema(swelling), warmth, and tenderness. It usually spreads with visually indistinct borders that involve the ...Read more


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Blisters with cellulitis and red lines coming off the sides. Itchy and painful. On inner thigh. Showed up 2 days ago.

Blisters with cellulitis and red lines coming off the sides. Itchy and painful. On inner thigh. Showed up 2 days ago.

Cellulitis: If this is truly cellulitis, and there are streaks starting to form around the area, then you should get evaluated by a Doctor as you may need antibiotics as part of a curative treatment. best wishes. ...Read more

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My partner foot is red & swollen with purple patches, yes he had water retention about 2 yrs.No its not going up the leg like cellulitis. Any idea?

My partner foot is red & swollen with purple patches,  yes he had water retention about 2 yrs.No its not going up the leg like cellulitis.  Any  idea?

Clotting?: It sounds as if your partner needs appropriate compression garments to reduce edema and swelling but this is best for venous stasis and not necessarily for arterial insufficency. I would be concerned about varicose veins as well as a potential blood clot(s). A peripheral pulse exam and possible ultrasound imaging may be necessary to evaluate possible etiologies. ...Read more

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A drained blood blister on my thumb filled with water and today it is yellow but with no pain and less redness. Should I leave it alone to heal?

A drained blood blister on my thumb filled with water and today it is yellow but with no pain and less redness. Should I leave it alone to heal?

Good idea: there are special bandaids for blisters now. ok to use. if you keep messing with the blister, you may get it infected. ...Read more

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Boiling water spilt on top of foot. Red and painful. No blistering so far. Can I treat this at home?

Keep cool, not cold.: The burn extent is probably a first or second degree. Both can be treated at home if you feel comfortable doing it. Start by rinsing the burn in cool water for 15 minutes. Wash the burn with mild soap and water. Gloves should be used to prevent infection. Use a thin layer of antibiotic ointment keep clean. Elevate the foot and take OTC pain relievers. To remove all doubt, visit the urgent care. ...Read more

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I spilled boiling hot water on my right for now I have a blister that has fluid in it its a little red around the blister my foot swollen very painful?

I spilled boiling hot water on my right for now I have a blister that has fluid in it its a little red around the blister my foot swollen very painful?

Burn/Biling Water: It depends on degree and area of burn.Ist degree burns only need ice locally immidiately after burn is caused, if there are blisters you need to see your doctor, will need silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream locally and to prevent infection.And you can take over the counter pain med get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling..Is this normal? Yes? No?

My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling..Is this normal?  Yes? No?

Wrong Diagnosis ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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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