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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. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Good evening, suffered severe burn wounds on my left lower leg & foot. Removed skin / blisters last night, tonight very pain full & cannot stand on le?

Good evening, suffered severe burn wounds on my left lower leg & foot. Removed skin / blisters last night, tonight very pain full & cannot stand on le?

Infection possible: You may need to seek immediate attention. If there’s swelling, pus, streaking red lines, you are likely to have soft tissue infection or cellulitis. Elevate your leg, keep wounds clean, and watch for those signs and for weeping, or fevers. Depending on the amount of surface area of the burns and the depth, this could be very serious. If fever or streaking red lines up your leg, go to emergency! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does it happen that people get skin cancer after one blistering sunburn?

Does it happen that people get skin cancer after one blistering sunburn?

Sunburn and cancer: You'll find out when your about 70 or 80 years old..... ...Read more

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Burned my wrist, skin is intact, no blistering but the area is red, will it leave a scar?

Unlikely: This sounds like a first degree burn which is like a sun burn. These rarely scar. However there are sometimes pigment (skin color) changes that can occur. To minimize this risk keep the area moisturizer and avoid sun exposure to the area as much as possible. ...Read more

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My skin is peeling after a blistering sunburn. Should I rub off the loose skin and leave the rest alone or just leave my skin alone entirely?

My skin is peeling after a blistering sunburn. Should I rub off the loose skin and leave the rest alone or just leave my skin alone entirely?

Don't rub: Any blister. Best just to moisturize the skin wel with lotion (aloe will also help the pain)l, otherwise let it alone, keep away from sun and let dead skin come off naturally in the shower. Use high SPF sunscreen in future. ...Read more

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Skin under eye swollen and blistering, what should I do?

Blisters of the skin: Under the eye could be a serious viral infection. I recommend that you be seen within 24-48 hours from when they started. ...Read more

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2nd degree burn is blistering? Should we pop the blisters and remove the skin?

2nd degree burn is blistering? Should we pop the blisters and remove the skin?

NO: Just let your body's own healing mechanisms play out. There's no benefit from bursting the blisters, and you could actually be doing yourself a disservice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Feet are blistering athete feet like, burning and itchin blister are pop-up under the skin burning swellin, uncontrolable itching.

Well,: Well, you so seem to be describing athlete's foot, a topical fungal infection, although there are other skin disorders that could also cause itching and blistering, like contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction from something like a dye in a new sock, etc.). Usually fungal infections have a characteristic fungal odor, whereas contact dermatitis doesn't.

If you're absolutely miserable, go see a dermatologist or podiatrist right away. But if you'd like to try something yourself first, you can try applying an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream like lamisil, lotrimin or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2-3 times a day and see if it improves. If it doesn't get noticeably better in a day or two, you need to see a doctor.

Regardless of what it might be, and as hard as this advice might be to follow, it's very important to not scratch! scratching will only inflame the area and in the case of fungal infections, will only cause it to spread (and put fungal spores under your fingernails).

If you do see an improvement in a day or two, it most certainly is a fungal infection. Fungal spores live for 30 days, so just because it clears up in a couple of days doesn't mean you should stop using the fungicidal cream. You should keep using the cream for at least 30 days to prevent recurrence.

Hope this helps. Don't scratch, and good luck! ...Read more

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My daughter has an itchy blistering rash that comes and goes on various parts of her torso. A piece of her skin has now blanched due to this. Help?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the child. It is imperative that you seek care for the child as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have this patch of peeling/blistering skin on the bottom of my foot. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Try and: Nit fungal cream if no improvement after a couple of weeks see podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am bald and I got really bad sunburn on my head 2 days ago. It is blistering everywhere. Should I go to the doctor or are there steps I can take?

I am bald and I got really bad sunburn on my head 2 days ago. It is blistering everywhere. Should I go to the doctor or are there steps I can take?

Apply cool...: ...Washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. And please learn the lesson mr. Sun is trying to teach you - enjoy his warmth and light, but respect his power. Invest in a good-quality hat or cap - the wider the brim the better - and apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every time you go out in the sun. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Skin Blisters (Definition)

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