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Small red water blisters on arms?

Small red water blisters on arms?

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

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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 started getting tiny, itchy water filled bumps on my arms and chest when exercising (indoors). Are these sweat blisters? Any prevention tips?

I have started getting tiny, itchy water filled bumps on my arms and chest when exercising (indoors). Are these sweat blisters? Any prevention tips?

Heat rash: It sounds like a type of heat rash known as miliaria crystallina. See if online pics match. Avoid situations that can lead to excessive sweating, such as hot, humid environments and strenuous physical activity. Dry your skin thoroughly (baby powder as needed); and wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes ideally made w/cotton. However with all this said, take a picture and bring it to a derm ; confirm. ...Read more

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I got sunburn and I have at least 30 tiny water blisters down my upper arm. They hurt really badly and I wondered. How can I get rid of them?

I got sunburn and I have at least 30 tiny water blisters down my upper arm. They hurt really badly and I wondered. How can I get rid of them?

Blisters sunburn: You likely have a first degree borderline second degree burn. Blisters will resolve overtime. Solarcaine is a topical anesthetic that would help you. Keep this area protected from the sun ...Read more

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Bit by gnats on arm. Initially, small red bumps that swelled for a day, now a week later small water like blisters that won't go away. Help plz.

Bit by gnats on arm. Initially, small red bumps that swelled for a day, now a week later small water like blisters that won't go away. Help plz.

Hives?: Are the new lesions itchy? Papular urticaria can occur a week after exposure to insect bites, with some degree of sensitivity to insects. Gnats are not a common culprit, but certainly can induce a localized reaction if sensitized. Keep skin well moisturized and expect resolution in short time. If itchy, try cetirizine (read label), an otc antihistamine. See doctor if rash persists. ...Read more

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Why do I get water blisters on my arms when there is high temp/humidity?

Why do I get water blisters on my arms when there is high temp/humidity?

Blisters: Sometimes an allergy to the sun exists (polymorphous light eruption) or eczema may cause itchy blisters at times. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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If I have water blisters on my hands and arms what is this?

If I have water blisters on my hands and arms what is this?

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

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What causes little water blister on feet and arms?

What causes little water blister on feet and arms?

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 can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have welders burn on my arms and are peeling. I went outside and been sweating and now ive got little water blisters where I was burned. Why?

I have welders burn on my arms and are peeling. I went outside and been sweating and now ive got little water blisters where I was burned. Why?

Water: Your cells are water containing various molecules surrounded by a cell wall. Damage to the cell wall by a burn or any other insult releases the contents, mostly water. You might have also experienced heat rash with damaged cells from a second injury. ...Read more

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2nd maybe 3rd degree burn from water its from my elbow around the top to where my arm bends should I wrap it or not my blister got popped?

2nd maybe 3rd degree burn from water its from my elbow around the top to where my arm bends should I wrap it or not my blister got popped?

Be seen: To determine the depth of the burn and because it goes around your arm and may need further treatment. You also may need a tetanus shot. You will need ongoing wound care. All the best. ...Read more

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I have tiny blister like bumps on my arms, what shold I do?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have recurring small red patches show up on my lower arms with blisters. They emerge very suddenly overnight but do not hurt or itch. What is it?

I have recurring small red patches show up on my lower arms with blisters. They emerge very suddenly overnight but do not hurt or itch. What is it?

Drug or herbal: A fixed drug reaction always appears at the same site and can present with blisters. Herpes is painful and appears less suddenly. Otc and herbal drugs are the main suspects. The reaction can appear 2 weeks after the drug is taken. ...Read more

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What causes little tiny blisters on arms and legs?

What causes little tiny blisters on arms and legs?

Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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There are small red itchy bug like bites appearing on my stomach, back and arms. I'm thinking this could be from the hard water I shower in.

There are small red itchy bug like bites appearing on my stomach, back and arms. I'm thinking this could be from the hard water I shower in.

First check to make: Sure you don't have bed bugs. Even clean people get them. It is possible that you may be having an allergic reaction to something. Please see your doc so he/she can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If skin is burned it can also be itchy right? I have small red blisters only on my arms, could it be skin cancer?? I stay out of the sun just in case

See a doctor: You should see your doctor to be sure. Blisters on the arm could occur from a severe sunburn. If so, these should resolve as the burn heals.
Scaly, red areas over the arms can be actinic keratosis, a pre-cancerous condition.
However, there are many things, including infections, that can cause red blisters, so it is best to see either your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have tiny itchy blisters that are spreading on my chest, back, legs and arms. Very small clear liquid filled. What could it be, no food allergens?

I have tiny itchy blisters that are spreading on my chest, back, legs and arms. Very small clear liquid filled. What could it be, no food allergens?

Shingles: Sounds like the rash that goes along with shingles. The rash is usually more isolated and in a pattern. I would seek care and evaluation asap as this can benefit from early intervention with medications. ...Read more

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I have small water filled bumps all over my body on my arms legs back armpit and on my feet?

I have small water filled bumps all over my body on my arms legs back armpit and on my feet?

See a doctor: So many possible explanations ranging from sunburn or poison ivy to infection to allergic reaction. Are there any associated symptoms? Are you taking any medications? Are you ill? Do you have itching? Best to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Hi I've recently come up in small spots on my legs, arms, belly and back an they look like tiny blisters an are a bit itchy. What could it be. Thank you?

Hi I've recently come up in small spots on my legs, arms, belly and back an they look like tiny blisters an are a bit itchy. What could it be. Thank you?

Would need to see.: .. to be certain. There are so many causes of itchy rashes. Given that this has spread all over your body, and looks like little blisters, AND is itchy, you really should contact your doctor, to be evaluated. If this IS actually chicken pox, adult infections can be more severe than childhood chicken pox. So, the sooner it is evaluated, the better. ...Read more

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How do I treat small random itchy blisters on my skin. Mostly on my hands, some on my arms and less on my legs & feet. Worsens when I am in the sun

How do I treat small random itchy blisters on my skin. Mostly on my hands, some on my arms and less on my legs & feet. Worsens when I am in the sun

Try 1% hydrocortison: It's tough to say what might be causing these. Bug bites would be the most common, but some people can actually be allergic to the sun (polymorphous light eruption, lupus, or porphyria). Try over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream for the itching, and use a mineral based sunscreen with zinc and titanium as the only active ingredients. If that doesn't help, definitely see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 6 year old daughter has spots like blisters on hands and feet and small light spots on legs and arms is this CP or hfm?

My 6 year old daughter has spots like blisters on hands and feet and small light spots on legs and arms is this CP or hfm?

Hand Foot and Mouth: One or 2 days after fever starts, painful sores usually develop in the mouth (herpangina). They begin as small red spots that blister and that often become ulcers. The sores are often in the back of the mouth. A skin rash develops over 1 to 2 days. The rash is usually on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet; it may also appear on the knees, elbows, buttocks or genital area. ...Read more

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Bites that look like small blisters, all over my 2 year old. They are on his chest, back, arms, but mainly from where the elastic from his underwear sits on his hips all the way to his thighs. He has started running a low grade fever. Right at 100°.

Bites that look like small blisters, all over my 2 year old. They are on his chest, back, arms, but mainly from where the elastic from his underwear sits on his hips all the way to his thighs. He has started running a low grade fever. Right at 100°.

Significant: These symptoms are serious for a 2 year old child. It is imperative that your child get to the pediatrician or dermatologist ASAP. Several causes are possible and need an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a tiny red blister like rash. What could it be? The itching keeps me awake at night. The rash is on my arms, legs, and stomach.

I have a tiny red blister like rash. What could it be? The itching keeps me awake at night. The rash is on my arms, legs, and stomach.

Blistering Rash: A blistering rash should be evaluated. Are the lesions blistering on their own or are they being "scratched" an therefor look like blisters. A prominent rash such as this deserves to be looked at. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Dermatologist: For such a persistent, extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more

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I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

Yes: Chlorine is very caustic and destroy skin. You can either use castor oil to area or muscle rub cream. Soak with epsom salt and baking soda in tub 3tbsp epsom salt and 1tbsp baking soda to help skin. ...Read more

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Hi my little girl as small blister like sores on her hands but it has a pussy dot in and she has them under her arms and behind her ear it itches alot?

Hi my little girl as small blister like sores on her hands but it has a pussy dot in and she has them under her arms and behind her ear it itches alot?

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...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