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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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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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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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My 4 year old son had these little pimple like bumps on his face above his top lip sometimes they look like little blisters what can it be?

My 4 year old son had these little pimple like bumps on his face above his top lip sometimes they look like little blisters what can it be?

Herpes labialis: Herpes labialis is a viral eruption usually seen when when some has an upper respiratory condition or fever. Hence the more common names: "cold sore" and "fever blisters". ...Read more

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I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

Get checked: There is no way to know without being examined. You can request a private chat on this site and submit a photograph of the lesions if you want a better opinion about it. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the inside of my lower lip. It has a head like a pimple but it looks clear like a blister. It hurts and came from nowhere. What is it?

I have a bump on the inside of my lower lip. It has a head like a pimple but it looks clear like a blister. It hurts and came from nowhere. What is it?

Herpes Simplex 1: If it is painful, as in stinging, this is likely HSV-1 or herpes type type one. These are often called cold sores and the most common mode of contraction is kissing. They are harmless, but painful and can be associated with acute stress (physical or mental) such as getting the common cold, flu, test taking time, menstruation, pregnancy, etc. If they do not resolve or become more painful discuss ...Read more

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Red small white head pimple blisters spread all over buttocks. Occurred after vigorous sex from the back. Only painful when I sit.?

Red small white head pimple blisters spread all over buttocks. Occurred after vigorous sex from the back. Only painful when I sit.?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to know for sure without examining you, however, what you described suggests herpes infection. It is prudent that you see a doctor to get evaluated and may be get tested for sexually transmitted diseases.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Shaved pubic area, pimple with pus head, popped it. Pimple stays, then 5 small blisters on penis. Scabs form next day, heal in 6 days, wife has hsv2?

Shaved pubic area, pimple with pus head, popped it. Pimple stays, then 5 small blisters on penis. Scabs form next day, heal in 6 days, wife has hsv2?

& so do you.: Sounds extremely suspicious for description of herpetic lesions. You should either get blood test or get examined when blisters present again, so know & can get prophylaxis from outbreaks. ...Read more

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Shaved penis. 2 days later pimple w/pus head. Popped it then 5 tiny blisters on penis form, heal in 6 days, wife has hsv2. I have no itch, burn, pain?

Shaved penis. 2 days later pimple w/pus head. Popped it then 5 tiny blisters on penis form, heal in 6 days, wife has hsv2. I have no itch, burn, pain?

Folliculitis: Likely folliculitis initially, but hsv is highly transmissible even when partners do not show active lesions.
Blisters could be swabbed next time for hsv. ...Read more

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Pimple with pus head on penis shaft after shaving. I popped it and 2 days later I had 5 small paper cut looking blisters spread around my penis. No itch, burn or pain. Help?

Pimple with pus head on penis shaft after shaving. I popped it and 2 days later I had 5 small paper cut looking blisters spread around my penis. No itch, burn or pain. Help?

Non-problem: Keep it washed. If the area is not healed up by 2 weeks, a physician's office visit is in order. Think about getting an electric shaver, and washing before and after you shave yourself there. ...Read more

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My baby has fever blister on tongue n redness of gums n 2 pimple lik rash on face with v poor appetite?

My baby has fever blister on tongue n redness of gums n 2 pimple lik rash on face with v poor appetite?

Maybe herpetic virus: If you or someone close to the baby has herpes -- cold sores, etc. Then it is possible that your baby has gotten them. What you described is consistent with a primary (1st time) herpetic infection. Get to the pediatrician asap for diagnosis and any treatment. ...Read more

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1 Dime size, no head pimple/blister between scrotum and anus. 2 weeks. Friction from tennis and sweat? Std!?

1 Dime size, no head pimple/blister between scrotum and anus. 2 weeks. Friction from tennis and sweat? Std!?

Sebaceous cyst?: An STD is a very unlikely cause of this sort of problem. More likely an inflamed (infected?) sebaceous cyst or something similar. See a doctor if it doesn't clear up in another week or so. Or sooner if it continues to enlarge, becomes sore, and ASAP if fever or spreading redness. (Your concern about STD suggests you may be at risk, so get tested to be safe. But not the cause of this problem.) ...Read more

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My friend had a skin allergy mayb coz of nose piercing. Had blisters n papules n big pimples on face n al nw they're gone Any chance of me catching it?

My friend had a skin allergy mayb coz of nose piercing. Had blisters n papules n big pimples on face n al nw they're gone Any chance of me catching it?

No: Allergy is not contagious. Even if the friend's symptoms were not allergy, the symptoms do appear to be of a contagious nature.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I keep getting these small whiteheads, almost like blisters on my face around my mouth, on my cheeks and on my chin. They will go away, but come right?

I keep getting these small whiteheads, almost like blisters on my face around my mouth, on my cheeks and on my chin. They will go away, but come right?

Perioral dermatitis: You may have perioral dermatitis--a cousin to acne that usually only occurs around the mouth. Easily treated with a tetracycline antibiotic for about a month. Go see your doctor for a check and a prescription. One other possibility could be cold sores--usually come, blister, scab then gone in a week. To be sure, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My baby has little bumps all over his head they look like little blisters or pimpels.... What can they be and can they be serious?

My baby has little bumps all over his head they look like little blisters or pimpels.... What can they be and can they be serious?

Hard to say: Without seeing them. Could folliculitis, or infection of the hair follicles. Could also be baby acne or some other bacterial infection of the skin. The seriousness if it will depend on what exactly it is. The bumps need to be looked at though. ...Read more

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What should be the prohibited diet for a patient whose face is full of acne and blisters?

What should be the prohibited diet for a patient whose face is full of acne and blisters?

See a dermatologist: There is no credible evidence that any specific diet will help acne, although large quantities of dairy products and foods containing iodine will sometimes make acne worse. But if you have acne and blisters, that is unusual. I would strongly suggest that you see a dermatologist and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Rapid onset blisters weeping yellowish fluid, feel irritated, not acne. What is it/How treated? Will it spread if I wash face or to body if contacted

Rapid onset blisters weeping yellowish fluid, feel irritated, not acne. What is it/How treated? Will it spread if I wash face or to body if contacted

Sounds like: You may have herpes zoster ("Shingles") Cannot answer your question without a definitive (definite) diagnosis. See your PCP ASAP (Primary Care Provider) for aDiagnosis!!! Shingles is treatable as are other formes of "blisters")
Hope the helps!
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I developed acne overnight one 1 side of face (always immaculate skin!). I'm having stye now too. Hives? Do hive blisters have pus? I can see pus

I developed acne overnight one 1 side of face (always immaculate skin!). I'm having stye now too. Hives? Do hive blisters have pus? I can see pus

See a dermatologist: Multiple skin problems, and acne doesn't develop over night and not on one side of the face only, better see a dermatologist for proper management, good luck ...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