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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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What are possible causes of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand? The affected area is the end of the fingers.

What are possible causes of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand? The affected area is the end of the fingers.

Possibly infection: More information is needed to determine the cause. What is the color of the fluid in the blisters, clear, colored? Is it painful? Redness and swelling are signs of infection and infections of the hand can spread rapidly. This can be a viral or bacterial infection, or possibly a contact dermatitis (irritation of the skin). However it is not something to wait and watch. ...Read more

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Does 1 blister, size of pen eraser on finger w/ tiny dots in it, no pain no redness but very itchy sound like eczema, fungus or whitlow? Had 4 days.

Does 1 blister, size of pen eraser on finger w/ tiny dots in it, no pain no redness but very itchy sound like eczema, fungus or whitlow? Had 4 days.

Blister: Kind of hard to tell, did you have any trauma? Are you a dentist and do dental exams using your fingers? Is there any puss and erythema around the site? If its growing in size, see a practitioner to be evaluated. Whatever you do don't pop it - you will likely cause a wound infection worse than you have. ...Read more

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Whitlow or Fungus? 1 pen sized blister on finger, dots in it, no pain no redness but very itchy. Have persistent fungal inf on foot.

Whitlow or Fungus? 1 pen sized blister on finger, dots in it, no pain no redness but very itchy. Have persistent fungal inf on foot.

Sounds fungal: Would need a visual consult and better history to help you really. I hope you feel better and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Peeling skin/air filled blisters on fingers of each hand, randomly appear. No pain, redness, itching, no symptoms but peeling and blisters?

Peeling skin/air filled blisters on fingers of each hand, randomly appear. No pain, redness, itching, no symptoms but peeling and blisters?

Blisters on hand: May be dyshidrosis, a form of eczema or eczema. Antihistamines may help as can topical steroids may help in short term but long term can repredispose to infection and/or skin thinning. Would f/u /w/ dermatologist.

https://nationaleczema. Org/eczema/types-of-eczema/dyshidrotic-eczema/ ...Read more

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I burned three of my fingers today and it's blistering and a little red also it's been burning for about 2 hours and I have put neosporin what to do?

I burned three of my fingers today and it's blistering and a little red also it's been burning for about 2 hours and I have put neosporin what to do?

THIRD DEGREE BURN: THIRD DEGREE BURN, is when the injury caused damage to the deeper layers resulting in blisters and eventual rupture. You need to be examined and the severity assessed. I usually will start a topical antibiotic like SILVADENE and an oral antibiotic like CEFTIN (cefuroxime). Depending on severity a consult with a BURN SPECIALIST OR PLASTIC SURGEON MAY BE WARRANTED. ...Read more

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Hello! Yesterday my son touched the back of the iron (hot part) and now his finger is red with a small blister on the tip. What can I do to help this?

Hello! Yesterday my son touched the back of the iron (hot part) and now his finger is red with a small blister on the tip. What can I do to help this?

Recommendation: This is burn 2nd degree, we treat it with Silvadene, prescribed by doctor. You can use urgent care clinic or minute clinic for help. Bacitracin OTC may help. Give Motrin or Advil for pain. 2-3 times a day ...Read more

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Red dry itchy & little blister like spots on my fingers.

Red dry itchy & little blister like spots on my fingers.

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a type of eczema (dermatitis) of unknown cause that is characterized by a pruritic vesicular eruption on the fingers, palms, and soles. The condition affects teenagers and adults and may be acute, recurrent, or chronic. A more appropriate term for this vesicular eruption is pompholyx, which means bubble. Treatment is with prescription strength cortisone. ...Read more

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I have a small blister bump filled that just showed up on top of my middle finger out of nowhere, it has red around it. What can this be?

I have a small blister bump filled that just showed up on top of my middle finger out of nowhere, it has red around it. What can this be?

Hard to say: A localized blister like that is likely due to a bite by some insect that you never felt at the time. Monitor the site and treat it as you would any bite or wound. Seek help if problems arise. ...Read more

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Question about marks on my finger? I have these marks on my finger they were little bumps & they popped & turned into these red blister looking things. They don't itch they just hurt really bad. I have been to the doctor & the doctor does not know what th

Question about marks on my finger? I have these marks on my finger they were little bumps & they popped & turned into these red blister looking things. They don't itch they just hurt really bad. I have been to the doctor & the doctor does not know what th

Wow.: Wow. This one is a stumper! Your doctor is doing the right thing by doing a biopsy of the lesion to help with the diagnosis. Apparently, he/she thought it was a staph infection and treated you with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which can cover community acquired staph infection. When that didn't work, a biopsy was done. It shouldn't take 2 weeks to get results. Typically, it takes about 7 days. But the biopsy may only show non-specific inflammatory findings and you may still not have a definitive diagnosis. The last patient I saw with scattered painful nodules they had a disseminated bacterial infection with gonorrhea. Endocarditis should be considered in the differential and is diagnosed with serial blood cultures. This would be particularly important to do if you get more lesions or if you have systemic symptoms like chills or fever. You are a very interesting patient and I hope an answer to your problem is found promptly. ...Read more

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I have a red swollen tender finger and overnight I developed a blister on the same place, what do I do? Any home treatments?

I have a red swollen tender finger and overnight I developed a blister on the same place, what do I do? Any home treatments?

Swollen finger: Need to figure out what is causing this. Any injuries? Any fever? onset? Could be a herpetic whitlow or a paronychia. warm water soaks with epson salt or warm compresses with antibiotic ointment may help until seem by a doctor. ...Read more

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My 11yof has a small group of blisters on her pinky finger and toevwith swelling around the joint, red, painful and hot to the touch?

See her doctor: Swelling, redness, pain & warmth are all signs of infection. Without examining your daughter and seeing the rash, it's very difficult to make a specific diagnosis. Considering you noted several signs of infection, she should be seen by her pediatrician as soon as possible, as she may need a Rx for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Two fingers (top part) itchy, red& swollen. Few red bumps/blisters maybe? Few red dots undar skin. I kno I had a small cut on1 finger if that helps??

Two fingers (top part) itchy, red& swollen. Few red bumps/blisters maybe? Few red dots undar skin. I kno I had a small cut on1 finger if that helps??

Infected: Could be herpangina or could be staph/strep or could be
spider bite. Go see a doc. If you begin to see red streaks up the forearm and or tender nodes in elbow or axilla, go see doc immediately. ...Read more

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My sons tip of fingers and bottom of feet are peeling. They look like little blisters that have popped. Not red or sore?

Desquamation: This is is called desquamation, and the causes are many. Fungal infections, previous viral infections and late Kawasaki disease are some of the causes. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a rash but I don't know what caused it. Its red, bumpy, and raised. No blisters. Its on my fingers on my left hand?

I have what looks like a rash but I don't know what caused it. Its red, bumpy, and raised. No blisters. Its on my fingers on my left hand?

As young as you r: I would guess without seeing it that its a possible contact dermatitis, but need to see picture and get more history, you can try OTC hydrocortisone, if not clear in a week or two see derm ...Read more