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Dr. Philip Miller
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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 got a bite from a black ant and it really itches. My finger feels like it is throbbing a little. I was wondering if I should pop the blister and how?

I got a bite from a black ant and it really itches. My finger feels like it is throbbing a little. I was wondering if I should pop the blister and how?

No: Leave the blister alone. You can apply anti-itch cream or medication to relieve the discomfort, but the blister will eventually open on its own or recede. Popping it may make it more prone to secondary infection. ...Read more

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Have a rash on my fingers, it blisters, peels, itches, ect, it was assumed to be related to ra, but could this be a sign of lupus instead?

Have a rash on my fingers, it blisters, peels, itches, ect, it was assumed to be related to ra, but could this be a sign of lupus instead?

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small, usually itchy blisters develop on the hands or feet or both.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
this blistering type of eczema is twice as common in women than men.
People are more likely to develop dyshidrotic eczema when:
they are under stress
they have allergies, such as hayfever
their hands are often in water or moist
they do cement work. ...Read more

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I have a really bad blister rash that itches terribly an has continued to spread for about two weeks they are mainly on my fingers an back eczema?

I have a really bad blister rash that itches terribly an has continued to spread for about two weeks they are mainly on my fingers an back eczema?

Blister rash: 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

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Small dry blisters on inside of hands and fingers. No real itching, but hands are sensitive when I try to unscrew a bottle top for example.?

Small dry blisters on inside of hands and fingers. No real itching, but hands are sensitive when I try to unscrew a bottle top for example.?

Dermatologist: Since this is a persistent skin problem and interferes somewhat with some activities of daily living, it should be evaluated, diagnosed and treated by a dermatologist. Dyshidrotic eczema or excessively dry skin may be the problem. Nevertheless you need an expert in skin disorders to take over. ...Read more

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I get tiny blisters on my fingers and hands maybe 3 times a year. No pain itching or other symtoms. What are they my dtr who is 9months has them too?

I get tiny blisters on my fingers and hands maybe 3 times a year. No pain itching or other symtoms. What are they my dtr who is 9months has them too?

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 may be acute, recurrent, or chronic. A more appropriate term for this vesicular eruption is pompholyx, which means bubble. The clinical course of dyshidrotic eczema can range from self-limited to dibilitating. ...Read more

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Have an on going irritation with the skin on my finger. They look like blisters but I have more itching, swollenness on the cuticle, dyshodrosis?

Have an on going irritation with the skin on my finger. They look like blisters but I have more itching, swollenness on the cuticle, dyshodrosis?

Probably right: It does sound like you have dyshidrosis or eczema of the hands. This is usually treated with topical cortisone creams, decreasing the number of times a day you wash your hands, using a mild soap and rubber gloves with cotton gloves underneath them when you do the dishes. This is usually worse in the winter and better in the summer. You should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have had severe itching on the palmar side of my right index finger for years now. A painful "blister" pops up every so often. Any ideas to cause?

I have had severe itching on the palmar side of my right index finger for years now. A painful "blister" pops up every so often. Any ideas to cause?

Itchy fingers: Several conditions can cause this. Eczema is a common cause of itchy rash on fingers. If a painful blister appears at intervals, it could also be a bacterial infection or a viral infection such as herpes, called herpetic whitlow when on the fingers. Please see your dermatologist when you have the blister. It can be opened, cultured for viruses and bacteria. Stains can also be done for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I used 5% perm cream (scabies) as prescribed. After treatment, there is no more itching but there are a few water blisters on my fingers! Any medication?

I used 5% perm cream (scabies) as prescribed. After treatment, there is no more itching but there are a few water blisters on my fingers! Any medication?

Was it scabies?: Water blisters on the fingers sounds a little different from a scabies infection to the skin. Consider seeing a dermatologist. Otherwise if irritated w/o infection, can try Hydrocortisone over the counter. Good luck. ...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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Finger webs cracked for weeks, slowly spreading making micro blisters due to itching. Triamcinolone acetonide helps but scared to use every day. What?

Finger webs cracked for weeks, slowly spreading making micro blisters due to itching. Triamcinolone acetonide helps but scared to use every day. What?

Finger web cracks: Sounds like eczema. Usually there is something irritating the skin. See a dermatologist or an allergist. ...Read more

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Itching all over for over a year not scabies not bed bugs my hands are getting little blisters on my fingers and now what looks like a pimple on hand?

Pruritis.: Itchiness without rash is called pruritis. There can be many reasons for this. You need to see a dermatologist for a full workup. In then mean time, try sarna over the counter lotion as many times per day as you need to help with the itchy and start a daily regimen of zyrtec (cetirizine). Take consistently without fail to see if changes. The blisters on the hands may be dyshidrotic eczema. A derm can diagnose. ...Read more

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I keep getting bit by something. I don't see nor feel it. The bite swells like mosquito bite, itches and has a small blister in the center what is it?

I keep getting bit by something. I don't see nor feel it. The bite swells like mosquito bite, itches and has a small blister in the center what is it?

Must be seen and: Evaluated. Cannot be diagnosed online. You can try using 1% hydrocortisone cream (OTC)-for itching and swelling ; however, definitive diagnosis requires direct examination ...Read more

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I keep getting bit by something. I don't see nor feel it. The bite swells like mosquito bite, itches and has a small blister in the center. About 4 bite?

I keep getting bit by something. I don't see nor feel it. The bite swells like mosquito bite, itches and has a small blister in the center. About 4 bite?

Assuming it is a: Different location each time. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. Take care. ...Read more

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I've got a rash on my leg with small blisters and it itches what can it be?

Contact allergy?: It may be from a contact allergen but there are many other possible answers. ...Read more

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Can razor burn that itches turn into a small blister after scratching like crazy?

Can razor burn that itches turn into a small blister after scratching like crazy?

Lotion: Dear Antonio: The intensity of the scratching can certainly cause skin excoriation, blisters and even bleeding...Temper you enthusiasm of scratching and put some some soothing lotion to the irritated area... ...Read more

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I've got one small blister like bump at my private parts it itches now and then is it something to worry about?

Yes: Without an exam, I can only give general information and
dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. BUT
can be genital herpes; you would benefit by knowing about it. HSV comes and goes exactly like a cold sore, so the implied chronicity goes against that and a wart or an infected duct are other TREATABLE possibilities. ...Read more

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I have a small burn from oven rack on my finger, about 3/4 in long and not wide, 4th day still itches no pain but swollen is it infected?

I have a small burn from oven rack on my finger, about 3/4 in long and not wide, 4th day still itches no pain but swollen is it infected?

Burn: Itchy and non painful is unlikely to be infected. Watch for redness that travels and any drainage particularly with an odour. Apply topical antibiotic ointment. All the best and if doubts; have it seen. ...Read more

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Small bump in between fingers at the bend of my ring finger. It doesn't hurt but itches sometimes & is red. What could it be? Should I call a doctor?

Small bump in between fingers at the bend of my ring finger. It doesn't hurt but itches sometimes & is red. What could it be? Should I call a doctor?

If it bothers you: Then yes go see your doctor. Could be a bug bite. Could be a dry area that splits. You can try over the counter antibiotic ointment or colloidal silver or calendula cream and see if that helps. If it does not, then be seen. It will give you piece of mind. ...Read more

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I think I have yeast infection but I have small blisters inside my vagina and it itches and hurts and I have it also around my anus. What is it?

I think I have yeast infection but I have small blisters inside my vagina and it itches and hurts and I have it also around my anus. What is it?

Must R/O herpes: It can present that way, see your gyn today for an exam and gyn can do cultures to seeif it is that or anything else and u can get started on txmemt for whatever your gyn thinks it is while your gyn is waiting for the cultures to come back, that is what I do with my pts. ...Read more

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2 bites on right calf, small white blisters I the center, red and swollen around the blisters. Hard knot under the skin. Itches. No fever.

2 bites on right calf, small white blisters I the center, red and swollen around the blisters. Hard knot under the skin. Itches. No fever.

Fire ant bites: Most likely fire ant bites, they will go away without treatment in several days. The white center is not an indication of infection, so it is best not to break the blister. Just put a bandage over them to keep your little one from scratching. An over the counter antihistamine like Diphenhydramine (benadryl) will likely help the itching along with a cool compress. ...Read more

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Small second degree burn, got a blister popped by the doctor;its been 2weeks, inside skin is red, swollen with bubbles and itches a lot. Is it normal?

Normal Healing: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Hi my little girl as small blister like sores on her hands but it has a pussy dot in and she has them under her arms and behind her ear it itches alot?

Hi my little girl as small blister like sores on her hands but it has a pussy dot in and she has them under her arms and behind her ear it itches alot?

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ring finger itches under the band?

What does it mean when your ring finger itches under the band?

Sounds: Suspicious, because gold allergies are rare, but nickel is a common cause of allergies. Maybe there can be contaminants trapped, so soak it in a ring cleaner, and have him wash carefully. Look for redness. Allergy, infection and 7 year itch all possibilities. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more