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What type of bites blister with redness surrounding?

What type of bites blister with redness surrounding?

Venomous insects: Almost any insects that bite with venom can cause blisters. Oftentimes mosquitos are the culprit but also ticks, spiders and the like can be implicated. ...Read more

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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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I noticed roughness on the inside of my lower cheeks. It's at the front I notice redness, looks like blisters when stretched. No pain. Metal taste.?

I noticed roughness on the inside of my lower cheeks. It's at the front I notice redness, looks like blisters when stretched. No pain. Metal taste.?

Cheeks In The Rough: That can be a sign of irritation from something: spicy food, smoking, rough-edged or irritating food, mouthwash or toothpaste that's too strong for you. Stuff like that. Also, if you have periods of mouth dryness (certain medications, mouth breathing), that may leave your inner cheeks rough. Best to avoid anything like that for a while and see what happens. If still the same, see a dentist or a doctor ...Read more

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Redness, blisters and itching caused by under wear in a hot area?

Redness, blisters and itching caused by under wear in a hot area?

Several causes: For what you describe: Generally yeast thrive in hot, sweaty areas, and heat rash/milia can also occur there, however they do not form blisters. If the area has hair you may have folliculitis, an infection of the hair follicles, or you may have a bacterial infection of the skin (staph and strep can cause blisters), or possibly herpes virus. Best to see a doctor- they can take a culture if needed ...Read more

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There is redness on the front of my neck in the shape of a lg butterfly, no blisters, sunburn, itchiness or pain, I feel fine just shakey, what is it?

There is redness on the front of my neck in the shape of a lg butterfly, no blisters, sunburn, itchiness or pain, I feel fine just shakey, what is it?

It is time for a Dr.: In a person who is "shakey", and has something in the shape of a large butterfly at the front of her neck... maybe the neck thing is not so much a rash but rather an enlarged thyroid gland... possibly with inflammation and putting out too much thyroid hormone. It is time to see one's primary care doctor, who may refer to an endocrinologist if indeed the thyroid gland is sick. ...Read more

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Which STDs will cause blisters with no redness?

Syphillis: The STDs that cause blisters are herpes (usually very painful and followed by ulcers) and syphillis which is known as the great imitator and also causes ulcers. It can be relatively painless. ...Read more

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I have a white blister on my nose with redness around it. It's been there for almost 20 yrs the redness seems to be getting worse?

I have a white blister on my nose with redness around it. It's been there for almost 20 yrs the redness seems to be getting worse?

Should be evaluated: If you have had this lesion for 20 years and it it changing for the worse, you should have it examined. A dermatologist would be the best route to go, as he/she can biopsy the lesion-if necessary-to definitively make a diagnosis and treat. ...Read more

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Can this medication have adverse effects in the form of redness, blisters, lacerations, in the affected area and if so, what can I do? I

Can this medication have adverse effects in the form of redness, blisters, lacerations, in the affected area and if so, what can I do? I

What medication?: It is not clear from your question what medication you are asking about or what you are using the medication for. Try to restate your question, so that an answer can be provided. ...Read more

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I went to the beach about a week ago and got severely burned. The burns increased in pain and redness. It also formed pus blisters. Any OTC creams?

I went to the beach about a week ago and got severely burned. The burns increased in pain and redness. It also formed pus blisters. Any OTC creams?

See a doctor asap: Burns of any kind can lead to infections, septic shock and death. In addition to possible life threatening problems due to burns, permanent scarring can also happen if the burns are not treated correctly. I would recommend immediate evaluation by a doctor to avoid possible serious complications. ...Read more

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Redness in naval, itchy sometimes, bad smell and feels watery at times. Since today it seems to breakout & it looks like a small blisters. Help plz?

Infection: Any place where skin folds, minor crevices are etc are places where bacteria and dirt can accumulate. "inny" belly buttons are very common for dirt, lint etc to gather and sweating can make matters worse, often causing a fungal infection to occur, which can smell. Keep the area as clean and dry as you can. If persisits, see the dr. And get properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can shingles rash appear without blisters and pain? 3 days ago felt slight itch on side, 1 small postule with redness around it. Or is this a bug bite

Can shingles rash appear without blisters and pain? 3 days ago felt slight itch on side, 1 small postule with redness around it. Or is this a bug bite

Probably not shingle: Shingles usually present with many painful bumps over an entire area of your skin. One small pustule likely something else. Maybe insect, maybe fire ant bite depending on where you live in the US ...Read more

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I have a blister deep inside the outer corner of my eyelid. No discharge and no redness. Not near the rim of lid. What could it be?

I have a blister deep inside the outer corner of my eyelid. No discharge and no redness. Not near the rim of lid. What could it be?

Retention cyst: You should see an opthalmologist if this is bothering you. It could be retention cyst. It could be lanced by an eyecare specialist easily. ...Read more

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My bub bite has a blister size of a pea the redness is receeding with the use of fucilin h cream, blister is now forming a scab reddish?

My bub bite has a blister size of a pea the redness is receeding with the use of fucilin h cream, blister is now forming a scab reddish?

Insect bites: You are describing the normal healing of a bug bite that gets inflamed and then gradually heals. At this point, if there is any increase in redness, pain or swelling, then additional treatment with antibiotics may be needed.
Warm compresses on the skin can help. ...Read more

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I hurt my leg and put ice packs on now my leg feels cold where they were days later no blisters or redness is this an ice burn? 1st degree?

I would not worry ab: If the skin color is good, there is no significanct local injury or ice burn. Pain will take some time to resolve. Rest of the symptoms like coldness etc has no significance. If the pain gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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On and off tingling/burning/redness on lips, the sensation fluctuates from lips and chin. Hoping it is anxiety. Longest is 2 hours. No blistering?

On and off tingling/burning/redness on lips, the sensation fluctuates from lips and chin. Hoping it is anxiety. Longest is 2 hours. No blistering?

So, there's something: Anxiety is not the cause of. I was beginning to think one could blame the '08 financial crisis on it and Climate Change too! Actually, anxiety may have a role, but not in the way that means you should ignore it. It's possibly a type of hives and in the mouth area, you probably need to watch it for spreading or getting worse - if it even begins to, get to an ER. Take a benadryl (diphenhydramine) and pay attention. ...Read more

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I woke up with a small cluster of blisters on the top part of my butt crack and redness that goes all the way down the one cheek. I’ve never had this or anything like it.?

I woke up with a small cluster of blisters on the top part of my butt crack and redness that goes all the way down the one cheek. I’ve never had this or anything like it.?

Herpes zoster?: If all blsiter-like lesions and rash are strictly on one side of the body's midline, then the best bets are either herpes zoster (shingles) or recurrent herpes simplex, probably type 2 (HSV2). Bacteria like staph or strep, allergies, and other dermatitis also are possible. (My bet is shingles.) See doctor ASAP: if either shingles or herpes, effective Rx must be started immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you know when sunburn needs medical attention? There's chills, mild nausea, pain, severe redness, no blisters.

How do you know when sunburn needs medical attention? There's chills, mild nausea, pain, severe redness, no blisters.

Probably not: Doesn't sound like you need urgent or er care. Since you've been out in the heat you may be dehydrated so plenty of fluids will help. Pain reliever like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen can help. Soothing creams (i like aloe vera gel) can help. If more uncomfortable you may consider contacting your doctor. ...Read more

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Corners of mouth have been dry and burning on and off for three weeks with no redness and no signs of blisters or cracking.

Cheilitis: First make sure you are not on a fad diet that depletes nutrients and vitamins. Cheilitis (lips) and glossitis (tongue) are classic for vitamin deficiency. Take daily multivitamins and supplemental vitamin C 1000mg per day. Apply moisturizing lip balm. If these measures fail, go see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Had impetigo and used mupirocin2% three weeks ago. Left with redness and lower lip is itchy but no signs of blisters. Is it back?

Had impetigo and used mupirocin2% three weeks ago. Left with redness and lower lip is itchy but no signs of blisters. Is it back?

Maybe not: If the redness is a little less (improving) each day, it may be "post-inflammatory" redness that gradually goes away after the impetigo heals. If crusting or oozing returns, then the doctor can look to see if the infection has returned. Many people get blisters on a lip that are cold sores, instead of impetigo. Cold sores are caused by viruses (mupirocin doesn't work on those viruses). ...Read more

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When will the pain of a small 2nd degree burn caused by boiling water on skin causing redness blister and pain size of a dime subside?

When will the pain of a small 2nd degree burn caused by boiling water on skin causing redness blister and pain size of a dime subside?

2nd degree burns: 2nd degree burns are the heating of the epidermal layers of the skin causing protein denaturation and the transudate of tissue fluids with a bubbling of that epidermal layer. With this separation of skin layers the cutaneous nerve ending ate exposed and this the pain you are feeling. Upon blister opening, releasing the fluid transudate the pain should subside. Or place a medicate covering to cover ...Read more

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Had herpes-like genital outbreak 3 weeks ago. Blisters healed, but I still have redness where the blisters formed. When will they go away?

Had herpes-like genital outbreak 3 weeks ago. Blisters healed, but I still have redness where the blisters formed. When will they go away?

Sounds normal: After almost any skin injury, whether due to herpes, some other infection, or trauma, newly healed skin typically is more red than surrounding skin for several weeks or even a few months. Eventually it won't look any different. No worries. ...Read more

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I am 16 and really sensitive to sun and have developed redness on my skin with blisters and red visible veins. It pains a lot. Do I have rosacea?

I am 16 and really sensitive to sun and have developed redness on my skin with blisters and red visible veins. It pains a lot. Do I have rosacea?

Derm: Many of us have sensitive skin and have to be extra vigilant in protecting our skin from the sun. Sight unseen, it's not possible to diagnose your skin issue. In many cases, a primary care physician (ie: your pediatrician), can make the diagnosis and prescribe treatment. However, if the condition is so severe, you might want to consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm 50 yo with no history of coldsore. The last 5 days there's redness on the outer line of the right cupid lip. No blister, no scabbing. Is it coldsore?

Cold sore: Without a blister, it is difficult to tell if it is a cold sore. It may be early and may still erupt. Cold sores are due to infections from a virus in the HSV family and may be dormant for decades or freshly contracted. If you do have a vesicle or ulcer develop, your PCP can help determine its pathology. ...Read more

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What is it when both of your feet are broken out with blister and redness, itchy feet started out with what look to be a rash, but now the rash has turned into blister and this has been going on for about two weeks. I've been putting some cortizone10 on

What is it when both of your feet are broken out with blister and redness, itchy feet started out with what look to be a rash, but now the rash has turned into blister and this has been going on for about two weeks. I've been putting some cortizone10 on

Difficult: Difficult to tell without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. It could possibly be eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection (bullous tinea), or other possibilities. Read more about these conditions and see pictures at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more