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I have developed blisters on side of leg, what could this be?

I have developed blisters on side of leg, what could this be?

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

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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Small white blisters between my legs?

Small white blisters between my legs?

No enough informatio: Attach a picture.... where exactly are the blisters? This COULD BE HERPES but more info needed!


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Why do I keep growing blisters on my legs?

Why do I keep growing blisters on my legs?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin blisters or rashes. 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 a rash with blisters growing on my leg without any cause?

I have a rash with blisters growing on my leg without any cause?

Possibly infectious: If the area is painful and/or there was pain in the area before the blisters appeared it could be shingles. They usually are pretty localized and the blisters will crust over. If it is recognized early there are medicines to take but even without treatment will usually resolve on its own but may leave residual pain at site. Your primary is the best place to go to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a blister under my butt on my upper leg what could it be?

I have a blister under my butt on my upper leg what could it be?

Hard to say: Without seeing the lesion it is hard to say. In general lesions in this area may be a cyst /boil.
See your doctor for proper examination and treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a small patch of clustered tiny blisters on my leg?

How to get rid of a small patch of clustered tiny blisters on my leg?

MOST SELF LIMITING: Most water filled blisters are self limiting and clear without treatment in few days. But if you have immunity problem or diabetes you need to bandage it so it does not get infected
only exceptions are puss filled blisters and contact allergic dermatitis like poison ivy which needs to be treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I getting blisters on my legs I have blisters on my legs and when one pops another one forms andthey hurt

Why am I getting blisters on my legs I have blisters on my legs and when one pops another one forms andthey hurt

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin blisters or rashes. 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 burned my leg with boiling water three days ago blisters have burst. Should I keep it covered and what should I put on it?

I burned my leg with boiling water three days ago blisters have burst. Should I keep it covered and what should I put on it?

You have to be: Careful when you have a blister. Are you a diabetic or immunocompromised in any way? If it is getting worse meaning becoming red, hot or painful you need to see your physician to possibly get it drained, cultured and to start antibiotic therapy. ...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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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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My burn (leg)has a blister it didn't hurt at first but now it does when I move it has air inside. Is this normal? What should I expect next?

My burn (leg)has a blister it didn't hurt at first but now it does when I move it has air inside. Is this normal? What should I expect next?

Burn leg: A burn that blisters is a second degree burn and can get infected and needs medical attention. The top layer of skin is separating and there is fluid in between. (Air or gas is more serious). Usually if not allergic to sulfa we use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) ointment on the burn and cover it with sterile gauze to prevent infection f/u today with doctor or hospital ...Read more

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I had a dermatofibroma frozen on Thursday. It still has the blister and looks no better after 5 days. How long will it take to heal on lower leg?

I had a dermatofibroma frozen on Thursday. It still has the blister and looks no better after 5 days. How long will it take to heal on lower leg?

Depends: Depends on exactly where it was used and on how deep it was frozen. Likely to need 1 or 2 months to heal. Since it blistered, it must have been frozen hard and deep. You should have a dry scab within a week longer. This scab may remain another 1 or 2 months. ASK THE DR WHO DID THE PROCEDURE. ...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 have a water blister on my leg. What do I use for it?

I have a water blister on my leg. What do I use for it?

You have to be: Careful when you have a blister. Are you a diabetic or immunocompromised in any way? If it is getting worse meaning becoming red, hot or painful you need to see your physician to possibly get it drained, cultured and to start antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a small blister on his leg. What could it be?

Possible infection: Without a photograph it is impossible to say exactly what it is. It may be an infection however, and that is why he should be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have little blister bumps on my leg they itch know one in my house have them what is it?

See below: Possibilities include:
1. Infection (impetigo)
2. Hives
3. Bites from spiders or bed bugs (doubt bed bugs since no one else has them)
4. Poison ivy - unlikely in the colder areas of the us because poison ivy is seasonal
5. Rare causes of blisters such as an allergy to a medicine you are on. ...Read more

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I burnt my bare leg with a curling iron, 4 days later, blister popped and it's green in colour, what should I do?

I burnt my bare leg with a curling iron, 4 days later, blister popped and it's green in colour, what should I do?

Evaluation: Keep the area moist. You can use Vaseline or any other cream for burn victims. I strongly recommend evaluation by your primary physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My leg has a fungus on it and what the dr gave me doesn't touch it. It's hot prickly blisters that itch like mad sometimes. What can I put on it?

My leg has a fungus on it and what the dr gave me doesn't touch it. It's hot prickly blisters that itch like mad sometimes. What can I put on it?

Keep using the cream: Keep using the cream, probably twice a day. I imagine that it is just itching madly as there is a war going on in you skin and that fungus doesn't want to leave. Get pramasone at any local pharmacy and store it in the refrigerator. Use it 5-6 times a day in between your anti fungal cream to get the itch temporarily under control. If this isn't improving in 2-4 weeks, get rechecked. ...Read more

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My son has a hard blistering bump on his leg. I'm sure it's a bug bite. I'm worried about brown recluse spiders. Should I take him to a dr or wait?

See doctor: If you worry of brown recluse spider then take him in to see doctor. If it is brown recluse spider, bite usu. Wold have soft tissue swelling surounding the bite with necrosis center. ...Read more

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My son has tiny little bumps on his leg. Some in a row, others scattered. They almost look like they could be blisters? They've been there for awhile.

My son has tiny little bumps on his leg. Some in a row, others scattered. They almost look like they could be blisters? They've been there for awhile.

Leg bumps: Your childs bumps could represent a virus of the skin known as molluscum contagiosum. Unfortunately we don't have a picture of your childs rashso I wouldconsult your doctor or a dermatologist for adefinitiveanswer and treatment. ...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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I have a huge blister on my leg from a insect bite, should I burst it?

I have a huge blister on my leg from a insect bite, should I burst it?

No leave it alone: No leave it alone and let it resolve by itself. If you burst it, it might get infected. ...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 banged my leg and work and it's blown up and very badly bruised, plus it's got blisters and it's painful?

I banged my leg and work and it's blown up and very badly bruised, plus it's got blisters and it's painful?

Could be VRY serious: If by "blown up" you mean very tense and tight and with blisters, and if this was any kind of crush injury, or you are on blood thinners or aspirin or nonsteroidals, you need to stop taking them and start drinking a liter of water per hour and go to an Emergency Department. ...Read more

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What could it be when you get blister spots on buttock and leg they have been coming out over the last 3 weeks?

What could it be when you get blister spots on buttock and leg they have been coming out over the last 3 weeks?

Blisters on the butt: Blisters in the buttock and leg area could indicate shingles- especially if they fit in a certain pattern called a dermatome. Usually it is older folks who get shingles, after having had chicken pox. Other viruses can do that, so can bacteria. Perhaps there is something in your environment causing this? Such as time in a hot tub, chafing from some activity...
If it is troublesome u should see MD. ...Read more

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I have had this pimple on my leg and I think it turned into a blister and it wasn't popped is this a result from not popping?

Abscess: We are in the middle of an epidemic of a difficult to treat and very dangerous staph infection epidemic. Any lesion with an abscess should motivate you to seek medical care urgently. Please go see your doctor today. ...Read more

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Pain in leg, blisters appear at site of pain. Diangosis stress induced herpes been happening for 5 years. What's wrong with me?

Wrong Diagnosis: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). Recurrence from herpes is unusual. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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I have two bumbs feel like blisters to the touch on the out side of my vagina on the side one on each close to the crees by my leg?

I have two bumbs feel like blisters to the touch on the out side of my vagina on the side one on each close to the crees by my leg?

Need to see: We'd need an exam to be able to tell what it is. If you like, you can ask for a private conversation and upload a photo of it. ...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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Rash on leg for two weeks that randomly itches and develops little blisters that pop when scratched. Spreads and swells when scratched.?

Rash on leg for two weeks that randomly itches and develops little blisters that pop when scratched. Spreads and swells when scratched.?

Rash: Have you been working outdoors or camping? It sounds like poison ivy or poison oak. Avoid scratching. Apply topical hydrocortisone or calomine lotion/benadryl lotion. Take over the counter antihistamine like cetirizine or loratidine if you can tolerate it. ...Read more