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Shingle Blister Rash
Could be: With a painful rash following a specific nerve distribution pattern, you likely have shingles outbreak. If you have an outbreak, please stay away from anyone who has never had chicken pox, until rash resolves. Go see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Your back pain may be related to the rash, or might be unrelated. ...Read more
I have blister rash on my left arm, a little on left back, and right arm. Now my kids have the chickenpox. Do I have shingles? I went to urgent care and the said it is not shingles because it is also on my right arm. But it looks like it and it hurts and
You : You know the old saying: "if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck, it is". Varicella zoster, the technical name, results when a person who has had chicken pox has it re-activated later in life. While the rash is usually in the distribution of one nerve root, bilateral cases have been reported but they are rare. The rash of vz is typically a blister the itches and burns. The rash of scabies consists of a very itchy collection of tiny blisters that, in people with good hygeine, may be seen on the spaces between the fingers or on the legs. It lasts until treated. Vz often starts with pain and then a few days later the erruption of blisters that dry up after a week or two. It is really unlikely that you and your girls have two different things. I know of cases where an adult caring for a child with chicken pox had an attack of vz afterwards. Children without immunity to chicken pox can catch them from an adult with vz. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is usually not very helpful. In vz the treatment if caught early may be an antiviral drug. For the pain, Gabapentin or Pregabalin are prescribed. Most doctors suggest the zostavax injection to prevent vz in people over 60 because the incidence of post herpetic neuralgia increases with age. Good luck! I know what it feels like. ...Read more
Blister or Rash?: What do you mean by rash? If ur talking about cold sores on or around your lip it takes times. Cold sores are most often from herpes virus type 1. If ur able to start an anti-viral medication like Acyclovir or valcyclovir within the first 48 hrs (the sooner u take it the more effective) it can significantly decrease how bad gets. ...Read more
Blister: Blister- elevated skin lesion, filled up with transparent fluid. ...Read more
It is what it is...: There can be multiple causes for a "painful red blister rash"--just as there are many variations for the color "red". Rashes are most difficult to diagnose without actually being seen by your doctor. So, rather than to guess about the diagnosis, you should schedule an appointment with your dermatologist /family doctor. If this is MRSA (methicillin resistent staph aureus), it could prove dangerous. ...Read more
I have blister/rash all around my body it starts out as a blister then days later it's a scab then it peels off and it leaves a white spot?
That sounds uncomfortable, and could be caused by many things/factors. Not enough history or details to make an educated guess.
Rashes are tough things to evaluate from a distance... I would strongly suggest that you see your family doc for an evaluation and possible referral to a dermatologist... ...Read more
My neice is 9 months old she has a very bad rash on her behind & private area some is like a blister rash & some is just a light pink rash could she?
My friend has a blister rash on her arm and it spread to her chest. It's itchy and not painful. What can it be and what are some remedies?
Contact dermatitis: Is what is sounds like but she should be seen by a md. Rashes are best evaluated by having a professional look at it. ...Read more
Hi I got a painful blister rash on one side of my anus and I think it may have been an allergic reaction to the adhesive on my sanitary pad.
Shingles?: It may also be a case of shingles. See you doctor to make sure that you get the right Rx since the severity and duration of shingles can be reduced if treated within the first 48 hrs. Even if it is not, painful blister is not something to be ignored. ...Read more
I have a really bad blister rash that itches terribly a has continued to spread for about two weeks they are mainly on my fingers a back eczema?
1). This rash needs to be evaluated " in person" to come up with some conclusive differential
2). The distribution and duration sounds like — scabies or eczema super- infected with bacteria or virus or sone other rash of viral origin. Fungal rash when super infected with bacteria also act like your description. ...Read more
My friend has a blister rash on her arm that spread to her chest and is now continuing to spread. It is very itchy and does not hurt. What can this be?
Blister Rash: There are many skin conditions that can cause blisters: bacterial infections, fungal infections, viral infections, drug reactions, autoimmune conditions, and an allergic reaction to chemicals or poison ivy. Your friend needs to visit a dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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1cm scabs that developed from a pimple — 3 on my left thigh, 4 on my bottom and a cluster on my back. Also, blister rash developed after scratch healed?
The left side of my face is numb & has 4 marks that look like long thin flat blisters. I also have pain in my jaw. What could this blister/rash be?
Possible herpes: You may be experiencing early herpes zoster (shingles). Tough to tell at this early stage. I recommend 2000 mg of bht (butylated hydroxytoluene) per day, until the lesions resolve (or you find out it is something else). Bht is available over the counter in a health food store. Don't drink alcohol when consuming bht. See the free e-book, wipe out herpes with bht. ...Read more
Swimming rash: Basic skin sensitivity to treated water results in contact dermatitis, according to mayoclinic. Com. You develop reddened and irritated skin, sometimes with raised red bumps on your skin. Swimmer's itch is another skin condition that causes red and raised bumps or even blisters on your skin. Parasites in infected water cause swimmer's itch. The condition usually resolves itself after about one week. ...Read more
BLISTERS ALL OVER:
CANNOT HELP WITHOUT SEEING THESE BLISTERS.
HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN THERE?
PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. AND SOON.
BEST LUCK ...Read more
Blister rash on forehead, larger on chest & burning feeling. Skin in corners of eyes red & itchy. Is Doxycycline the cause? No UV expose recently.
I had a small blister/rash near my butt after diarrhea. I don't know whether it is due to excess wiping or something else. Now it turned into a cut?
Within 4-5 days: It should probably be within 4-5 days, maybe a little longer or shorter ...Read more
Varies: Based on the severity of the infection: figure 7-10 days. ...Read more
I have recurring skin rashes in different areas that appear like fever blisters or shingles and itch. I never had chicken pox. It lasts a couple wks.?
Have a rash on my hand and I get every few mounths my skin blisters up and then drys and peel what is it?
1. Anti-virals- decrease length of symptoms
2. Anti-inflammatories can help with pain
3. Neuropathic pain meds: gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tcas... Can be very beneficial
4. Traditional pain meds
5. Epidural steroid injections may be needed if it is severe or you fail other therapies.
Hopefully you won't develop phn, post-herpetic neuralgia or chronic pain condition that comes after shingles. ...Read more