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A dark big red blister surrounded by red skin on my baby's feet!! What can it be?

A dark big red blister surrounded by red skin on my baby's feet!!
What can it be?

Multiple or single?: Red blisters on baby's feet is never normal, and without a photo, it is hard to diagnose. Blisters can be caused by repeated friction, infection, burns and cold injury. Multiple small blisters on feet and hands can be caused by a viral infection such as enterovirus. I recommend that you get urgent evaluation. ...Read more

Red Skin (Definition)

Red skin is a symptom in which part or all of a person's skin is redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...Read more


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Hot, red skin, burning sensation on hands, feet, thighs, neck/chest, what could be causing this?

Hot, red skin, burning sensation on hands, feet, thighs, neck/chest, what could be causing this?

Sounds worrisome: though autoimmune disorders as well as any skin rash could cause such symptoms. Of course I'm guessing you have ruled out sun burn as a cause? I would see a healthcare provider as soon as possible if you continue to have these symptoms. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have had poison ivy, all lesions healed and gone, then a itching and flaming red skin started on hands and feet, legs, butt, not external.

I have had poison ivy, all lesions healed and gone, then a itching and flaming red skin started on hands and feet, legs, butt, not external.

Different cause: You're itching at this point is probably not related to the poison ivy.You should see a medical doctor since there can be internal causes of pruritus better known as itching. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat sugar I got red rashes on skin & itchy feet . Not diabetic been tested ?

Everytime I eat sugar I got red rashes on skin & itchy feet . Not diabetic been tested ?

Rashes: If it is only when you eat sugar that you get rashes, stop taking sugar. That said there are many causes for rashes and itching. If you have not seen your doctor about this please do so. She/he may refer you to a dermatologist if needed. ...Read more

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I got the worst itch, red welted skin on chest feet legs and other parts of the body. It turns white/yellow when pressed & i cant sleep?

Hives?: If these lesions go away within a day, then they are likely hives. Try taking antihistamine up to 4 doses per day to see if this helps. If not , see your doctor. If the problem persist >6 wks, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Why do the bottoms of my feet itch so badly? It is a deep itch inside my foot, but horrible. No red skin or rash. Not scaley. Thanks!

Why do the bottoms of my feet itch so badly? It is a deep itch inside my foot, but horrible. No red skin or rash. Not scaley. Thanks!

Nerve problem: This is most likely due to a nerve irritation under the skin. There are multiple causes for this and seeing your podiatrist would help by getting you on the right medication to stop the itching and burning. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my foot thats big and stings what is it? :// big bump swelled up not red. Skin around it is rougher than rest of my foot amd stings

I have a bump on my foot thats big and stings what is it? :// big bump swelled up not red. Skin around it is rougher than rest of my foot amd stings

See a foot doc: Dermatological conditions are often diagnosed immediately on sight and through descriptions can be confusing. For example a "bump" can be interpreted as a bunion, or a callous or a soft tissue mass, but when seen the correct diagnosis can be given in seconds. ...Read more

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If a large blister on a foot for a week, should I see a doctor if it still has not healed by now with slight red skin around it?

If a large blister on a foot for a week, should I see a doctor if it still has not healed by now with slight red skin around it?

See a doctor: Blisters normally resolve on their own but with redness around the area, we have to make sure the area isn't infected. If it is, you might require antibiotics. I would suggest seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more