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Small red blisters on shoulder, what are they?

Small red blisters on shoulder, what are they?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Friction and insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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Had a boil/blister on shoulder dr said could be viral infection. Been gone for a mth but has a scar & still pains. Is that normal?

Had a boil/blister on shoulder dr said could be viral infection. Been gone for a mth but has a scar & still pains. Is that normal?

Need more info: There is a difference between a "boil" & a blister. One could be bacterial the other viral or just fluid.If it still hurts after a month iy should be looked at by your family physician and/or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a small blister on my shoulder it is clear I squeeze it and it comes back it's the size of a pea?

I have a small blister on my shoulder it is clear I squeeze it and it comes back it's the size of a pea?

Cyst: Sounds like a cyst or abscess under the skin. Try warm water soaks or a warm, moist compress. Consider topical or oral antibiotics. Also draining or removing the cyst by a doctor. ...Read more

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Are brown blisters from a sunburn normal? They are accompanied by small clear blisters, but they are big and brown in color - on my shoulder.

Are brown blisters from a sunburn normal? They are accompanied by small clear blisters, but they are big and brown in color - on my shoulder.

Brown blisters: Hi Joshua635 ~ The brown blisters is microscopic punctate hemorrages into the skin and is one of the manifestations of severe sunburn, which can be up to a 2nd degree hot water burn! Leave the blisters. Its the BEST dressing, and apply antibiotic ointment to scalded areas and if not too extensive and not too deep can be left open so it dries out as quickly as possible thx ...Read more

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Have a cluster of blisters on my left shoulder blade area. 1 cluster on the center of my back and one closer to my left shoulder.

Have a cluster of blisters on my left shoulder blade area. 1 cluster on the center of my back and one  closer to my left shoulder.

Herpes zoster: If these burned just prior to eruption or are painful this may be herpes zoster, a recurrent deactivation if the chicken pox virus. Need culture to prove and if positive, start either Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir) to treat/prevent also at some point in future consider zostivax vaccine if age >65. ...Read more

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I have a blood blister that appears on my shoulder the week before my mental cycle, and then disappears after each month. What is it?

I have a blood blister that appears on my shoulder the week before my mental cycle, and then disappears after each month. What is it?

Poss. endometriosis: Based on your history, is is possible that you have an extra-pelvic (outside of the pelvis) endometriosis. This would be rare but I have seen one case (ironically) in the shoulder joint approximately 18 years ago. See your doctor for confirmation and a possible biopsy. ...Read more

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I had shoulder surgery and now I have blisters all over my arm and underneath it. What is the cause and how do I fix it?

Depends: Blisters immed after surgery usually secondary to excessive tension on superficial layers of skin. This may be caused by swelling alone or surgical tape placed in excessive tension to secure bandage. If this seemed to develop later could be superficial skin infection or cellulitis especially if area seems to be expanding. If this is the case should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more