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I have some small shingles blisters (not covered) on my forehead. Can I do business - bank, grocery, church - or am I putting people at risk?

I have some small shingles blisters (not covered) on my forehead. Can I do business - bank, grocery, church - or am I putting people at risk?

Some people at risk: VZV that causes chickenpox and herpes zoster can spread when healthy person in direct contact with the open wounds/rashes/blisters of an individual suffering from this disease. Shingles affects only those who have had chickenpox earlierWill get chicken pox if not previously when contact shingles.Transmission high during blister phase containing clear fluid.Virus transmitted till dried and crusted. ...Read more

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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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Hi I have a small white spot like a blister under my foreskin where the head ends on the underside. It only hurts when I pull back the foreskin. Help?

Hi I have a small white spot like a blister under my foreskin where the head ends on the underside. It only hurts when I pull back the foreskin. Help?

Possible infection: If you are sexually active, this could be a sexually transmitted disease, such as herpes simplex, or other infection. If you have never been sexually active, the most common sore of this type is an abrasion caused by masturbation, but there are other possibilities. Please get this looked at by your doctor and get treatment for it. Avoid having sex until you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son woke up this morning with a small painful little blister on the head of his penis. What could this be?

My 8 year old son woke up this morning with a small painful little blister on the head of his penis. What could this be?

Probably benign: He may have rubbed it during the night. Watch it over the next few days and it should resolve by itself. If not, see your pediatritian. ...Read more

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I have small clear blisters that appear on my hands under the skin they are not painful when I burst them they leave tiny brown dots about a pin head?

I have small clear blisters that appear on my hands under the skin they are not painful when I burst them they leave tiny brown dots about a pin head?

Blisters on hands: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Red small white head pimple blisters spread all over buttocks. Occurred after vigorous sex from the back. Only painful when I sit.?

Red small white head pimple blisters spread all over buttocks. Occurred after vigorous sex from the back. Only painful when I sit.?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to know for sure without examining you, however, what you described suggests herpes infection. It is prudent that you see a doctor to get evaluated and may be get tested for sexually transmitted diseases.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have small pin head size red spots/blisters on my nose?

I have small pin head size red spots/blisters on my nose?

See a dermatologist: Cannot diagnose without seeing this. Could be a contact dermatitis. What have you touched your nose with? ...Read more

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I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

Get checked: There is no way to know without being examined. You can request a private chat on this site and submit a photograph of the lesions if you want a better opinion about it. ...Read more

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Just under penis head/on shaft, looks like a small water blister the skin tears a bit not bleeding, neg herpes test, treated for balanitis w/no change?

Just under penis head/on shaft, looks like a small water blister the skin tears a bit not bleeding, neg herpes test, treated for balanitis w/no change?

Doubt herpes or STD: It's impossible to guess about the cause of this, but I agree this doesn't sound like herpes or any other STD. The large majority of genital skin problems aren't STDs. The doctor or clinic treating your balanitis is by far in the best position to figure this out and give reliable advice. Good luck with it. ...Read more

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Small red raised areas/blisters on scalp. Mostly at the crown area. Cluster. Started out like bee sting when touched fluid was there. Pin head in si?

Small red raised areas/blisters on scalp. Mostly at the crown area. Cluster. Started out like bee sting when touched fluid was there. Pin head in si?

Scalp lesion: This may be an infection e.g. A staph infection. You need medical attention. See your doctor for examination. Meanwhile use a medication neosporin oint on area three times per day until you can be seen, as soon as possible. Go to walk in clinic if you cannot see your doctor. ...Read more

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Shaved pubic area, pimple with pus head, popped it. Pimple stays, then 5 small blisters on penis. Scabs form next day, heal in 6 days, wife has hsv2?

Shaved pubic area, pimple with pus head, popped it. Pimple stays, then 5 small blisters on penis. Scabs form next day, heal in 6 days, wife has hsv2?

& so do you.: Sounds extremely suspicious for description of herpetic lesions. You should either get blood test or get examined when blisters present again, so know & can get prophylaxis from outbreaks. ...Read more

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My daughter has a bunch of small bumps on her belly there not red or itchy there not blisters, more like pencil head size, lots of them and they look kinda of like white bumps any idea what this could be?

My daughter has a bunch of small bumps on her belly there not red or itchy there not blisters, more like pencil head size, lots of them and they look kinda of like white bumps any idea what this could be?

? molluscum: There are many possibilities, but one that fits your description might be molluscum contagiosum. This is a viral infection of the skin. You should see a health professional for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Had small blisters on groin area. They're disappearing, but small redness appeared on head of penis. Tested (-) for hsv1&2. Have a swollen lymph node.

Lichen planis: There are numerous afflictions that affect the skin of different parts of the body. Skin sores or rashes, genital lesions and ulcers, and oral manifestations are common. If you have any oral lesions or markings of gums, lips or tongue, I would look into being tested for lichen planis. It is similar to some other diseases but not an infection from virus, bacteria, or yeast. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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Pimple with pus head on penis shaft after shaving. I popped it and 2 days later I had 5 small paper cut looking blisters spread around my penis. No itch, burn or pain. Help?

Pimple with pus head on penis shaft after shaving. I popped it and 2 days later I had 5 small paper cut looking blisters spread around my penis. No itch, burn or pain. Help?

Non-problem: Keep it washed. If the area is not healed up by 2 weeks, a physician's office visit is in order. Think about getting an electric shaver, and washing before and after you shave yourself there. ...Read more

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Possibly syphilis not sure though frequent urination with burning sensation afterwards and small red sore or blister on head of penis?

Possibly syphilis not sure though frequent urination with burning sensation afterwards and small red sore or blister on head of penis?

MAY BE STD: Ou may have sexually transmitted disease, and you should have it checked. It may be syphilis or herpes simplex and/or chlamydia
go to your doctor or a clinic asap. ...Read more

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Tonsil stones causing side effects include hearing loss sores in mouth coughing fits small blisters on neck chest nd backnd pressure in head nd neck?

Viral infection?: Good morning,
enlarged tonsils, pressure in ears due to blockage of eustachian tubes connecting middle ear to sinuses, pressure in head, and sores in the mouth are symptoms of increased immune system activity to get rid of a viral infection, the most common being an adenovirus infection. These infections are frequent and may get resolved in due course. If the symptoms continue, please see your doc. ...Read more

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Can I put neosporin on blisters on forehead?

Can I put neosporin on blisters on forehead?

Neosporin: Hello, yes you can place newsprint on the blisters assuming you are not allergic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blisters on my forehead from a sunburn. How do I treat this problem?

Blisters on my forehead from a sunburn. How do I treat this problem?

See your doctor: The number and complexity of your symptoms mandate a face to face visit with your doctor. Its beyond the scope of this forum. ...Read more

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Stomachache, Headache yest. Woke up w/quarter sized, red, raised area on forehead. Don't itch/hurt. Also gettin 2fever blisters. Sound like virus?

Stomachache, Headache yest. Woke up w/quarter sized, red, raised area on forehead. Don't itch/hurt. Also gettin 2fever blisters. Sound like virus?

Herpes: The forehead lesion could be early shingles (herpes zoster). See your physician as soon as possible as antiviral treatment may be needed and precautions necessary for potential eye involvement. Routine herpes simplex (cold sores) of the lip area is less serious potentially. See your physician even it if turns out to be a false alarm. ...Read more

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I have shingles blisters on my forehead. Can I take a shower and wash my hair? Is there danger that it will spread to my eye that way?

I have shingles blisters on my forehead. Can I take a shower and wash my hair? Is there danger that it will spread to my eye that way?

No danger: Shower. It is good for it. The cornea shares a nerve with the tip of the nose. If you have it on the forehead it is a different nerve. If you have eye symptoms or shingles on the tip of the nose, see an ophthalmologist. Shower and shampoo does NOT spread shingles. Pills for it, started on day 1 or 2, taken for a week, may shorten the course and reduce the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have herpes but don't know what type. They appear on my lip, forehead and ear. Was wondering if these are dangerous and can cause blisters in brain?

I have herpes but don't know what type. They appear on my lip, forehead and ear. Was wondering if these are dangerous and can cause blisters in brain?

Dermatologist: Have a dermatologist evaluate, diagnose, and recommend treatment. Herpes simplex 1 or 2 or even herpes zoster (shingles) are possibilities. Herpes in uncommon instances can travel to the brain causing a type of encephalitis. ...Read more

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Shingles - what now? Red spot w/a few tiny blisters broke out on my forehead friday eve. Started spreading down toward my eye sat. This morning (sun), I went to urgent care. They did visual inspection only and said not a classic presentation, but it's

Shingles - what now? Red spot w/a few tiny blisters broke out on my forehead friday eve. Started spreading down toward my eye sat. This morning (sun), I went to urgent care. They did visual inspection only and said not a classic presentation, but it's

One: One fourth of all shingles (caused by the reactivation of the chicken pox virus varicella zoster) infections can affect the eye area. The mainstay of treatment is starting antiviral medications within 72 hours of the start of infection which it sounds like you have done - that's great! If the symptoms are worsening or if you feel like your vision is being affected, you should either give your doctor a call or go see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for an evaluation right away. There are different additional treatments that can help besides the valacyclovir if the actual eye becomes involved.

There is a 15% possibility of transferring chicken pox to your infant son. The ope lesions contain the virus, but once they crust over, you are no longer contagious. Shingles is much less communicable than chicken pox. Good hand washing is key! Other good news is that your breastmilk is also going to be somewhat protective for your son with anti-varicella antibodies, so keep breast feeding! Some doctors will also recommend the use of vzig (injectable antibodies against varicella virus) and immunization for older infants (9 mos or older). You may want to give your son's doctor a call and see what they recommend.

Valacyclovir is a category b drug for pregnancy (b = safe), and is ok to use while breastfeeding, too. (see link below) since your lesions are on your face/ near your eye, you should not stop this medication. ...Read more

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Blister rash on forehead, larger on chest & burning feeling. Skin in corners of eyes red & itchy. Is Doxycycline the cause? No UV expose recently.

Blister rash on forehead, larger on chest & burning feeling. Skin in corners of eyes red & itchy. Is Doxycycline the cause? No UV expose recently.

It could be. R U: Taking Doxycycline? U V is Sunlight so if the rash follows sun exposed areas of skin, there is your exposure. Stop the med and contact your perscribing MD. ...Read more

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I woke up and bout 1 hr latter I felt 3 bumps on my head like mosquito. But don't itch. Just r red and like a blister. I am really scared. What s it?

I woke up and bout 1 hr latter I felt 3 bumps on my head like mosquito. But don't itch. Just r red and like a blister. I am really scared. What s it?

Skin infection: This may require oral antibiotics. Start with warm compresses and surgical soap such as phisoderm or Phisohex to clean area. If not better or spreading see md for oral antibiotics. ...Read more