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What is the definition or description of: Skin blisters?

What is the definition or description of: Skin blisters?

Skin blister: Skin blister = vesicle = a fluid filled lesion on the outermost layer of tissue covering the body.

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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How to get rid of skin blisters?

How to get rid of skin blisters?

Need a diagnosis: You need to get the proper diagnosis from your dermatologist in order to properly treat your skin condition.

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I scalded my arm a couple days ago, and now it has popped skin blisters. What should I do now?

I scalded my arm a couple days ago, and now it has popped skin blisters. What should I do now?

Normal reaction: Blistering is a normal consequence of a so-called "second degree" burn. You don't have to do anything special, but if the blisters are large, you can clean a needle with alcohol and nick them to let the fluid out. (this is painless as the blistered skin is dead.) apply wet soaks with warm tap water a couple of times a day, and if you see any sign of infection (firmness, swelling) see your doctor.

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How come I get skin blisters and dry skin on my hands when I get stressed?

How come I get skin blisters and dry skin on my hands when I get stressed?

Dyshidrosis: This is a common condition of the hands which was thought to be due to the hands being moist leading to small blisters on the sides of the fingers and ultimately resolving for awhile with dry skin. It is thought now to be related to contact dermatitis which should be ruled out by your dermatologist.

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If my skin blisters from a bee sting, does it mean I'm allergic to bee stings?

If my skin blisters from a bee sting, does it mean I'm allergic to bee stings?

No: Allergic reactions to bee stings are characterized by symptoms away from the site of the sting. If all of the reaction to a sting - blisters, swelling, redness - are all directly connected to the site of the sting, it's a large local reaction. If you get stung on the foot and get hives on your arms, or your throat swells or you start to wheeze - those are allergic reactions. See an allergist.

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Have a rash on my hand and I get every few mounths my skin blisters up and and then drys and peel what is it?

Have a rash on my hand and I get every few mounths my skin blisters up and and then drys and peel what is it?

Herpes Simplex: Recurrent herpes simplex can cause blistering of the skin on the body and hands. When the 'rash breaks out' a viral culture can be obtained at the doctors office for confirmation.

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A few years ago I got a dry ice burn on my index finger. The skin blisters & gets raw in a never-ending repeating cycle. It's not eczema. Cure?

A few years ago I got a dry ice burn on my index finger. The skin blisters & gets raw in a never-ending repeating cycle. It's not eczema. Cure?

Get it chekced.: This could be a herpetic witlow. A herpes infection on the finger can be very contageous and is treatable with medication. I could be a bacterial infection. There is treatment available.

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Genital herpes symptoms: can u have swollen groin glands without skin blisters? Is this a genital herpes outbreak. I have pain on my left side only.

Genital herpes symptoms: can u have swollen groin glands without skin blisters? Is this a genital herpes outbreak. I have pain on my left side only.

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to diagnose what is going on. See an ob/gyn doctor and get looked after professionally. Good luck.

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Does radiotherapy cause skin ulcerations and blistering?

It can: Radiotherapy can cause skin redness, hair loss, and in some situations ulcerations and blistering. These skin changes only occur in the region of the body being treated, and they typically progress during the course of radiotherapy and gradually improve in the weeks after treatment. Depending on the location and type of treatment, these side effects may be unlikely or expected.

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I'm 20, had about 3 bad sunburns as a kid. No blistering, just red and very painful to move. Skin peeled. Can I reverse the damage? I'm very concerned

Skin exams: You certainly should make it a practice to use sun screen now. Also do monthly skin exams to look for changes in your skin, this involves a full length mirror and hand mirrors. Any changes should be checked out by your doctor. You are wise to start now. I had a first cousin die in his early 40s from a melanoma. He spent his early years in Fiji getting lots of sun.

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I have got really bad sunburn and my skin is blistering should I be worried?

I have got really bad sunburn and my skin is blistering should I be worried?

Sunburn: Yes you should be worried and you must go to the nearest Emergency facility to begin to help you control the blistering. Won't get better overnight but will get better over time. Don't forget to put cream on when you are in the sun.

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I got a little sunburned about 5 days ago and now my skin is blistering, help?

I got a little sunburned about 5 days ago and now my skin is blistering, help?

Moisturizer: Use a lot of moisturizer. Aveeno (oatmeal) is a good brand to use. The concern is that blisters should have appeared earlier and usually with only a little sun burn you do not get blisters. There is a possibility that you have some other condition causing blisters. In that case you will need to see a dermatologist or a family physician to get proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Bit by a spider 2 days ago skin is red swelling and blistering?

Bit by a spider 2 days ago skin is red swelling and blistering?

See a doctor: Spider bites, depending on the spider can lead to severe skin infection and tissue necrosis. It is not feasible to provide specific advice without examining you.

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Skin underneath a ring was red, itchy. Last week or so it became blistering, painful, peeling. Getting worse. What could it be?

Skin underneath a ring was red, itchy. Last week or so it became blistering, painful, peeling. Getting worse. What could it be?

Dermatitis: Rashes under rings can be due to metal allergy (contact dermatitis), or an irritant effect from soaps trapped under the ring if not removed when doing dishes without gloves. Both causes can get secondarily infected, with germs, or yeast, giving much redness and tenderness. Remove the ring before dishwashing and get appropriate cream from a dermatologist.

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Skin Blisters (Definition)

Skin blister = vesicle = a fluid filled lesion on the outermost layer of ...Read more