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Doctor insights on: Small Red Blisters On Legs

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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 have small “blisters” on my one leg. Not generally itchy until I touch it. Red in complexion, nothing comes out when I try to pop it?

I have small “blisters” on my one leg. Not generally itchy until I touch it. Red in complexion, nothing comes out when I try to pop it?

Blisters: It all depends on you long you've had them and whether thy are spreading. It can be viral related or allergy related and eve an infection of the skin ...Read more

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I have a small, dark red area on my leg. It has several white blister-type bumps in the red area, but it does not itch or hurt. What is it?

I have a small, dark red area on my leg. It has several white blister-type bumps in the red area, but it does not itch or hurt. What is it?

BittenByTheBug?: It may be a small area of infection, either from WTFK* or maybe on top of a small insect bite (the eternal and honorable "spider bite")or from some other area of small 'trauma' (abrasion).In any event, try a topical antibacterial cream or ointment for a few days (and keep it covered loosely)and if not improved by then, have it looked at by a doctor or other health care provider
*"Who The F---- Knows" ...Read more

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There is a small patch of blisters on the back of my leg where my knee bends. It is also has a huge red rash around it. My leg also hurts to bend.?

There is a small patch of blisters on the back of my leg where my knee bends. It is also has a huge red rash around it. My leg also hurts to bend.?

Get examined: For further evaluation of possible bacterial or viral infection. Cannot be diagnosed without direct visualization. ...Read more

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My son has small blisters on his legs at the hair stems. They are individual and itch. They are watery and red?

My son has small blisters on his legs at the hair stems. They are individual and itch. They are watery and red?

Rashes: Rashes and lesions are difficult to diagnose without seeing them and doing a good history and physical....Take him to the pediatrician or a dermatologist for eval. ...Read more

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25 months toddler, small blisters (allergy) on right leg (back of knee area). Concentrated in one area. Not very red, itching.?

25 months toddler, small blisters (allergy) on right leg (back of knee area). Concentrated in one area. Not very red, itching.?

Eczema?: Typically this is the location of an eczema rash at that age, but it also can be a viral infection of the skin. It is best to have the pediatrician look at it and determine what needs to be done. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small blisters on hands and itchy red bumps on my legs helppppp?

What to do if I have small blisters on hands and itchy red bumps on my legs helppppp?

See Dermatologist: The blisters on the hands can be a fungal infection, contact dermatitis, dyshidrosis or a viral infection. If you have a history of exposure to contactants or eczema it would help in the diagnosis. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Red bumps on arms l: It seems like you have some kind of ongoing contact dermatitis and you need to be evaluated by you physician. If it was viral illness which can present like you describe, but that clears up without any tratment. In your case description you got spread to your arms with otching which makes me think it is some kind of contact or allergic dermatitis, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I hurt my leg and put ice packs on now my leg feels cold where they were days later no blisters or redness is this an ice burn? 1st degree?

I hurt my leg and put ice packs on now my leg feels cold where they were days later no blisters or redness is this an ice burn? 1st degree?

I would not worry ab: If the skin color is good, there is no significanct local injury or ice burn. Pain will take some time to resolve. Rest of the symptoms like coldness etc has no significance. If the pain gets worse, see your doctor. ...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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Blood blisters on heel. I think anyways. There are 4 small ones all near each other. Woke up with pain and 4 black spots. 3 days l8r bigger, sore, red?

Blood blisters on heel. I think anyways. There are 4 small ones all near each other. Woke up with pain and 4 black spots. 3 days l8r bigger, sore, red?

Explanation: Are you are runner? Your job on feet? Injury? Please check these out. And your shoes as well. It should be reason for this. Take care of this locally with alcohol, iodine and neosporin. Be well. ...Read more

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I have small red like blisters bumps that are itchy on my hand and mow I have it on my elbows and on my knee im not sure if this an allergic reaction?

I have small red like blisters bumps that are itchy on my hand and mow I have it on my elbows and on my knee im not sure if this an allergic reaction?

Difficult to say: As you can imagine, rashes of any type are difficult to diagnosis definitively without an examination. Recurring rashes can be due to allergies, eczema, infections or other causes. Best to see your family doctor, internist, or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Have small red itchy blisters & scratch marks for 6 mos. Reoccurring. On both elbows upper arms & shoulders & ankle. Cortisone Benadryl don't help m?

Have small red itchy blisters & scratch marks for 6 mos. Reoccurring. On both elbows upper arms & shoulders & ankle. Cortisone Benadryl don't help m?

May need tx: The rash that you are describing could be a contact dermatitis. It is hard to know without seeing it and knowing more details. You may need a topical steroid stronger that OTC steroid for treatment. Benadryl will not make it go away but may help with the symptom of itch. Please feel free to make an appointment with me to be evaluated for further treatment. ...Read more

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My child has 2 spots on her leg, swollen, red and white with blisters in the center?

My child has 2 spots on her leg, swollen, red and white with blisters in the center?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give your child something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Leg is swollen and red feels hot to the touch and there are little blisters over part of my calf?

Leg is swollen and red feels hot to the touch and there are little blisters over part of my calf?

Please see Dr. ASAP: This could be cellulitis, a bacterial infection of soft tissues, a beginning of shingles or a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis). This needs to be looked at as soon as possible. If your doctor is not available, please go to the emergency room right away. ...Read more

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I have couple of blisters on both of my leg and its itchy started from a red bumb. I don't know where I got it from and how to cure it.

Blisters: A blister can be a symptom of a variety of disorders, diseases or conditions including infection, inflammation, trauma, allergic reaction, and other abnormal processes. Some causes may be relatively mild, such as blisters on the feet from ill-fitting shoes or blisters on the hands from working with garden tools. ...Read more

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My husband has red bump/blisters on his leg that have pus, don't itch and are spreading. What could this be?

My husband has red bump/blisters on his leg that have pus, don't itch and are spreading. What could this be?

Infection: It's hard to say without seeing, but sounds like infection that needs to be seen and treated with antibiotics by a doctor, would get it checked out. ...Read more

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Red and itchy leg also now blistering?

Blistering rash: Blisters with redness and itch can signify a contact dermatitis such as poison ivy or oak or sumac if indeed you have had exposure to weeds or vines outdoors. I would suggest white vinegar soaks and apply Hydrocortisone cream 2-3x/day. If the condition worsens, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had a blister on my leg and it has now gone down and developed a red ring around it. What could it be? Should I be concerned? Is it from an insect?

I had a blister on my leg and it has now gone down and developed a red ring around it. What could it be? Should I be concerned? Is it from an insect?

Can't tell: From your description, such skin condition needs to be examined, so kindly see your doctor to start with, or even have a virtual consult on HealthTap, best wishes ...Read more

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Why is my other side of ankle swollan and now I have red patches and blisters on lower leg help?

Swelling Ankle: We see swelling with blisters after an injury like a fracture but you don't mention trauma so elevate, rest, ice and compression and avoid alcohol. If persits get it checked. ...Read more

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My 15 mo old toddler had a clear, yet solid blister on his leg. The blister dried up, became red and the area healed but I'd like to know what it was.

I wish I could tell: Unfortunately since it is gone, there may be no way to definitively tell you what it was. Sounds like a simple cyst that healed. Possibilities could be and minor burn, insect bite, allergic reaction, etc. Etc. ...Read more