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Small Painful Blisters On Fingers
Depends on the cause: 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 and insect bites can cause blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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 and insect bites can cause blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Genital rash: A small painful rash, or lesion, on the genitals may be herpes simplex, a viral infection of the skin that is very common. As many as 100 million americans have recurrent herpes infections of the face or genitals. It is acquired the 1st time from another person, by skin to skin contact, but then reoccurs by itself, almost always in the same spot. It can be treated easily with pills or creams, . ...Read more
Itchy bumps: Small bumps can occur on the skin for a variety of reasons, but when they are "ichy" it is usually an indication that they are a "reaction" to something - an "allergy". You may be allergic to something that your skin is coming in contact with like a soap or lotion - could also be clothing. Try to find out what is causing the reaction, eliminate it, and see if it gets better. Steroid cream may help. ...Read more
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small itchy liquid filled blister clusters along inside of fingers and on palm. They get red when irritated, some swelling of fingers. Never goes away?
Without seeing: The picture it would be hard to guess. ...Read more
Tiny scab like papules? Vesicles? on palm, and inside of middle finger, and joint of thumb, appeared overnight. appear to be 2 inline pairs on palm.
See a doc: For an evaluation . Can't diagnose rashes without seeing. Sounds like a viral illness . ...Read more
Painful raised lumps: May be ganglion cysts especially if engage in repetitive work or trauma and if at joint areas. There are small nerve cysts. see http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00006 or may be pustules/ papules that are infected. usually red,Could try bacitracin and see if helps. Rarely could be from contractures steroids. F/U with doc/ urgent care ...Read more
Many possibilities: Some causes of “raised bumps” may include soft tissue masses, infection, ganglions, fibromas, inflamed lymph nodes, and cysts. Have the area evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more
Red dots turn into small blisters in palms of hands.They itch, break open and are painful. Las vegas?
Dyshidrosis: This is most likely a condition called dyshidrosis (or pompholyx), consisting of little blisters that often open up eventually (especially if picked at). The blisters are caused by blocked sweat glands, and they often itch like crazy. Your dermatologist can prescribe a cream or foam for this, or an oral medication may be necessary. ...Read more
Id reaction: A group of little blisters on the side of one or more fingers suggests the "id" reaction to a superficial fungus infection elsewhere. If you make a physician office visit, get all your skin checked. I wouldn't criticize you if you put some over-the-counter topical cortisol on it and checked yourself for athlete's foot for now. ...Read more
Very painful fluid-filled blisters surrounding entire mouth. Doctor said didn't look like typical herpes simplex1. Noticed 2 small blisters on forearm?
Need biopsy: The base of these needs to be scraped and examined under the microscope for cells with inclusion bodies. Hand foot and mouth disease usually has a maculopapular rash caused by intestinal viruses of the picornaviridae family. commonly Coxsackievirus A16 and Enterovirus 71 but these are seldom painful. See a dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more
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