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Have a sore by my armpit and I'm not sure what it is. Hurts all around it scab in the middle looks like a peeled blister on the outside and is growing?

Have a sore by my armpit and I'm not sure what it is. Hurts all around it scab in the middle looks like a peeled blister on the outside and is growing?

Abscess or infection: Sounds like an infection that needs treatment. Lymph node is a possibility. Problems like this should be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Have rash in armpit and down side that looks like sores. Had white pus filled blister in armpit today that popped and is now sore. What could this be?

Have rash in armpit and down side that looks like sores. Had white pus filled blister in armpit today that popped and is now sore. What could this be?

Infection: This is an infectious problem. There a specific infections we see in the axilla, it can also be another condition called hidradenitis supprativa. You will need to see a dermatologist and get the diagnoses clarified.

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I have a small cluster of bumps on the underside of my arm. They look like tiny blisters. It started with that area being sore with no redness or bumps. That was 2 days ago. Now I woke up with this cluster that has redness surrounding it and a mild case o

I have a small cluster of bumps on the underside of my arm. They look like tiny blisters. It started with that area being sore with no redness or bumps. That was 2 days ago. Now I woke up with this cluster that has redness surrounding it and a mild case o

Underarm Bumps: Bumps with blisters, that are worsening (i.e. getting red, or spreading) sound like something that should be looked at in person by your primary care doctor. Likely there is something that can be prescribed to help resolve this fairly quickly! ...Read more

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Woke up with painful small blister on arm. Red around blister, mild pain/discomfort, arm sore/aches. What could cause this?? How to treat blister?

Woke up with painful small blister on arm. Red around blister, mild pain/discomfort, arm sore/aches. What could cause this?? How to treat blister?

Have physician exam: Without seeing it, it requires some speculation. A blister can arise from a burn. Raised similar appearing lesions may arise from contact dermatitis, an insect bite or a skin infection. Your description of redness in the skin surround the 'blister' with tenderness are signs of infection. What you are seeing could be an abscess, spreading to further involve the soft tissue around it. See you doctor ...Read more

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Possible spider bite? Blister on arm, area is red around the blister, arm is sore, mild discomfort. Maybe hobo spider? Go 2 ER now to reduce damage?

Probably not: There are hobo spiders in WA. If they ever bite at all, the result is much less severe than brown recluse. Expert opinion differs as to the existence of any bites by hobos. They are very reluctant to attack. Unless you saw and felt a bite, then took the creature for expert identification, assume it is something else. Best bet is a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps, blisters, & rashes are growing all over my right arm, neck, face, chest, and abdomen. Sore throat occurred as well. What's happening?

Red itchy bumps, blisters, & rashes are growing all over my right arm, neck, face, chest, and abdomen. Sore throat occurred as well. What's happening?

Chicken pox?: Have you ever had chicken pox or been immunized against it? If not it sounds suspicious. Of course, without seeing a picture or the rash itself any diagnosis is speculative. In any case consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Does Oral Herpes blisters show up in the armpits?

Does Oral Herpes blisters show up in the armpits?

It's possible: HSV can occur anywhere on the skin and in the oral cavity.
While it's possible for HSV to cause a blister in the armpit (axilla) it is less common. Tissue from scrapings of the lesion can be tested for HSV by immunofluorescense staining or PCR DNA testing. ...Read more

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Got a flu show yesterday. This morning I woke up with a sore swollen lymph node under my armpit. Is this from the shot, or should I be concerned?

Got a flu show yesterday. This morning I woke up with a sore swollen lymph node under my armpit. Is this from the shot, or should I be concerned?

Possible: Could be from the flu shot, if the site of the shot is red and swollen beyond a silver dollar, I would be concerned about a possible infection. Try to ice the arm and if no better in a day, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had these small blisters in one spot on my arm show up yesterday out of know where and they itch. Could it be eczema or is it something else?

I had these small blisters in one spot on my arm show up yesterday out of know where and they itch. Could it be eczema or is it something else?

Hard to tell: Just a cluster of blisters can be caused by many things including insect bites. If there is pus present, try topical hydrocortisone cream to see if it helps. If the problem gets much worse or fails to improve in a few days, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Right side sore muscule spasms. Cannot move arm well. X rays show nothin. Cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot did not help. Very painful?

Right side sore muscule spasms. Cannot move arm well. X rays show nothin. Cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot did not help. Very painful?

Kind of confusing: Not sure where your spasm are or where we injected cortisone. Might be able to answer better with more info. ...Read more

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I have chronic pain in my left lower leg and knee. I also have a very sore shoulder on the right side, and movement of my arm is limited. X rays of the knee and shoulder shows no abnormalities. Do I need to see Specialist?

I have chronic pain in my left lower leg and knee. I also have a very sore shoulder on the right side, and movement of my arm is limited. X rays of the knee and shoulder shows no abnormalities. Do I need to see Specialist?

Maybe: One possible more common cause of shoulder pain and limited movement is rotator cuff injury. This usually will not show up on plain x-rays. It can often be a chronic nagging type injury and you may want to see an orthopedic specialist. The knee pain may be some form of arthritis though not enough info for me as you mention lower leg pain as well. Again, an orthopedic surgeon may be of help. ...Read more

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Dizziness, lightheaded, nausea, extreme weakness, muscle ache, painful lympnode at right side of neck, armpit, groin, no fever, skin rash, tongue blister?

Dizziness, lightheaded, nausea, extreme weakness, muscle ache, painful lympnode at right side of neck, armpit, groin, no fever, skin rash, tongue blister?

Physical exam: Is warranted. The symptoms you have described are serious medical conditions and need to be addressed by your primary care physician. See your PCP for evaluation, tests and imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cold sore and blister are not the same thing?

Cold sore and blister are not the same thing?

Cold sore vs blister: Blisters can be caused by friction, a burn, cold environment, contact with irritants or allergens, drug reaction, an autoimmune disease, an infection, or genes. Cold sores are caused by certain strains of the herpes simplex virus (hsv). A cold sore occurs on your lips whereas a blister can appear pretty much anywhere but is most common on feet and hands. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it a blister or cold sore?

Can you tell me is it a blister or cold sore?

I don't know.: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It breaks open ; releases fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex type 1 virus. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore that doesn't blister?

Can you get a cold sore that doesn't blister?

No: Although cold sore at certain stage may not show a blister but cold sore always start as a small bliste. The appearance of cold sore will change as it progresses through five stages of formation.1Tingle stage (day1to2)causes burning or soreness2Blister stage3Weeping stage (ulce stage)4SCrusting stage5 final healing stage (dau 9 to12) ...Read more

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In major pain with blister healing tips really sore?

In major pain with blister healing tips really sore?

Blister pain: The best treatment is to leave it alone - unopened blisters are protective to the body. Unroofed blisters ie the skin is gone - are very painful as the nerve endings are exposed. Covering that with neosporin or vaseline is protective and will aid in healing. A good anti inflammatory ie Aspirin or Ibuprofen will help with the pain. ...Read more

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How much time does herpes blisters turn in to the open sore?

No always: The blisters could just 'dry up' if not scratched. If left alone ...Read more

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What works against the cold sore while it is still a blister?

What works against the cold sore while it is still a blister?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. This may cut healing time from around 10 to 5 days if applied early. ...Read more

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I have sore armpits can't feel any lumps. Bit scared of cancer?

I have sore armpits can't feel any lumps. Bit scared of cancer?

Sore armpit: If that persists and if you are worried- go to see your gp to have a good exams. It could be from different causes- including -muskuloskeletal pain, or perhaps inflammation from the sweat glands- then causing reactive lymph node irritation that is located deep inside, vs other inflammation etc. Since you are 57 years old-if you have not updated your mammogram this year-then you should get one. ...Read more

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How do I know when my cold sore is gone (I never get blisters)?

How do I know when my cold sore is gone (I never get blisters)?

Unusual presentation: So, to clarify, you just get a red sore around your mouth but no blisters that eventually open and crust over? Do you have pain around your mouth, fever, sore lymph nodes, or sore throat before a sore erupts? Have you been tested for HSV in your blood? If you don't get a sore, how do you know you have HSV? I would say that when the symptoms you do have disappear, it is gone but HSV is not curable ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for cold sore/blister to go away?

Generally 10-14 days: Without medication each sore takes 10-14 days to go away. However, you can have multiple sores that come up before one resolves and some people always have an active sore soemwhere. Your dentist or md can prescribe meds to help prevent outbreaks. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a lesion, a blister, a vesicle, and a open sore?

What is the difference between a lesion, a blister, a vesicle, and a open sore?

Lesion, blister,: Hey lesion is basically a spot on the skin with something unusual happening to it. The blisters it waterfield lesion on the skin. A blister and a vesicle are basically the same except that the size of a blister is thought to be usually larger than vesicle. Open sores are exactly that, weeping serum and sometimes crust over. ...Read more

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Can herpes be just one sore tiny blister, or always needs to be a bunch of them?

Can herpes be just one sore tiny blister, or always needs to be a bunch of them?

Can be one or many: Herpes can show up as a single blister or multiple blisters. It just depends on the extent of the disease and the individual. Usually the sore is painful, although sometimes it can just be itchy. If it is painless, however, it could be other possibilities like syphilis. In addition, herpes sores characteristically tend to recur in the same location. ...Read more

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What could this be a blister that is now a big open sore tested negative for mrsa?

What could this be a blister that is now a big open sore tested negative for mrsa?

Herpes?: Have no way of knowing what this is without seeing it and examining you. Ask the doctor who cultured you. ...Read more

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My partner has sore gland under armpit no swellng and hsnt changed only got it when he started boxing?

Ok: This occurs due to a blocked oil or sweat gland, or possibly a lymph node. Try applying hot compress twice a day. If it gets large, painful or inflamed - may need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Itching in my armpits for several months. Soreness in right armpit for a week. Two small lumps in right armpit this morning.

Itching in my armpits for several months. Soreness in right armpit for a week. Two small lumps in right armpit this morning.

? yeast: If there is redness and itching, a yeast infection of the armpits is possible. Allergy to deodorants used is another possibility. The lumps may be swollen lymph glands reacting to the inflammation or infection. You may need to have your physician evaluate you. In the meantime discontinue any deodorant use, apply antiyeast, antibiotic ointment after applying warm moist applications and patting dry. ...Read more

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I have this greenish white blister and is red all around. What do I do? Its really sore and feels like its gona pop on its own.

I have this greenish white blister and is red all around. What do I do? Its really sore and feels like its gona pop on its own.

If: If you have a fever and/or the blister is still present and has not drained then you should see your doctor. You may be dealing with an abscess (infection) and may require antibiotics or a procedure called and i&d, where the area is incised and drained. If the wound has drained on it's own and you do not have a fever and it looks better and the pain is less, then you can probably watch it and only see a doctor if it fails to heal or worsens.
Take care. ...Read more

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Armpit are super sore from deodorants. Am I allergic? I can't wear any deodorant without my armpits getting sore but i'll stink if I don't.

Armpit are super sore from deodorants. Am I allergic? I can't wear any deodorant without my armpits getting sore but i'll stink if I don't.

Zinc: Many deodorants contain zinc or aluminum, and these can cause allergic reactions in some people. To be sure, you'll need patch testing by a dermatologist or allergist. Try finding deodorants with zinc or aluminum. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have developed a painful sore in my armpit yet I have not changed my roll on deodrant what has caused this n what should I do to stop it.?

I have developed a painful sore in my armpit yet I have not changed my roll on deodrant what has caused this n what should I do to stop it.?

Early abscess?: It sounds like an early abscess or collection of bacteria. Could be caused by razor if you shave and then trapped bacteria. Try warm wash cloth to arm pit but get it seen if worsens. They sometimes need drainage. ...Read more

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I have red patches near my armpits with blisters and few mostly on chest. It seems to be spreading. It's not that itchy but painful. Condition?

I have red patches near my armpits with blisters and few mostly on chest. It seems to be spreading. It's not that itchy but painful. Condition?

Many possibilities: People with gluten sensitivity (Celiac disease) may have abdominal pain and blisters. However if your skin rash is painful, we need to consider other potential causes as well. Have you consulted a skin disease specialist? If not, it is time to do so. ...Read more

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For about 11 years I have gotten painful blister like bumps on my inner thighs and armpits. Multiple drs don't know what the cause is. Any ideas?

See your doctor: Painful blisters needs to be seen by your doctor to document location, size, and type of bumps/blisters. If needed, they can do a scrape biopsy to find out what it is. By itself, it's hard to determine, and you may be referred to a dermatologist who can pinpoint it right away and take care it. It's impossible to determine without seeing it in person, by your doctor first. ...Read more