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I've severe itching and blisters form, upper body only. Diprosone/eleuphrat works, but doesn't work all along my spine. Still waiting on Derm App.
Find the cause: Looks like you are on the right path by seeing a derm doctor to find out the cause. Why the cortisone cream has not worked on your spine area is unclear at this point until the cause can be establish. However you may apply the cream up to 3x a day on that area if the appointment is less than 2 weeks away. Be sure to leave some lesions untreated for at least 72 hours before you see your derm also. ...Read more
Could be: With a painful rash following a specific nerve distribution pattern, you likely have shingles outbreak. If you have an outbreak, please stay away from anyone who has never had chicken pox, until rash resolves. Go see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Your back pain may be related to the rash, or might be unrelated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My duahgter just spilled very hot soup on her lap, and now has a quarter sized blister on her thigh... Should i take her to an e.R. Or is there something i can use at home to make it feel a little better?
Simple is best: A blister is when the body reacts to trauma (burn, friction, etc) by creating a water filled cushion to protect the area. This is natural response and should be protected with a simple dressing. Change it every other day and as needed. Gentle cleansing. Because the skin is intact, risk of infection is zero. If it pops, cover with a simple dressing to protect underlying tissues. It will heal fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can, but don't.: Generally these will open and create a small ulcerated area on the skin by themselves. If you squeeze or open them in an unsterile fashion they have a chance of becoming secondarily infected, and although i hate driving business away, you don't need added problems. ...Read more
Blisters: There is some evidence that foot blister incidence can be reduced by closed cell neoprene insoles. Wearing foot socks composed of acrylic results in fewer foot blisters in runners. A thin polyester sock, combined with a thick wool or polypropylene sock that maintains its bulk when exposed to sweat and compression reduces blister incidence in marine recruits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer