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Doctor insights on: Upper Arm Blister Symptoms

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...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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Why aftr 2 month injection of BCG vaccine, the baby had blister on the left upper arm?Why it took 2 month?

Why aftr 2 month injection of BCG vaccine, the baby had blister on the left upper arm?Why it took 2 month?

Blister after BCG: Thanks for your question. The bcg vaccine contains some preservatives. Sometimes, people can have irritation in their arm from the preservative, and this can be delayed even several months from the vaccine. It's not a dangerous reaction, but i recommend that you take the baby to your primary care physician to have the arm looked at. ...Read more

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Should I cover my poison ivy rash and unpopped blisters with a bandaid, or leave it exposed? It's on my upper arm, about an inch long and a cm wide.

Should I cover my poison ivy rash and unpopped blisters with a bandaid, or leave it exposed?  It's on my upper arm, about an inch long and a cm wide.

Not the first thing: poison ivy is an immune reaction to an oil. The first thing would be to absorb the rest of the oil so you cannot spread it onto yourself (aveeno). Then depends on how much weaping/fluid. May need teflon guaze to absorp the fluid. Antibacterial creme may be a bit helpful and covering helps it. Ok, covered til scabbed. ...Read more

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Is intermediate bilateral upper arm pain a symptom if ms?

Is intermediate bilateral upper arm pain a symptom if ms?

CONSIDER THIS: You appear to have diabetes, and there is a rather high incidence of peripheral neuropathy with Type 2. You might have neck issues, such as cervical spondylosis. The bilateral upper arm pain issue is not usually encountered in MS patients. Would search for other answers. ...Read more

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For mnths im having strange symptoms, onece i had a light squeezing sensation in my right upper arm radiate into my arm pit intermittently went away a?

For mnths im having strange symptoms, onece i had a light squeezing sensation in my right upper arm radiate into my arm pit intermittently went away a?

Muscle spasms : If no other symptoms present then I would suspect muscle spasms. Could be a pinched nerve in the next as well. Would recommend some neck and arm exercises. If worse then good to be seen. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...Read more

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Slap repair/bicep release in shoulder.good 1st 2 wks.then much worse.all upper arm muscles severe pain, even under arm. symptoms 4wks ago. Docs unsure. Help?

Slap repair/bicep release in shoulder.good 1st 2 wks.then much worse.all upper arm muscles severe pain, even under arm. symptoms 4wks ago. Docs unsure. Help?

A number of possibi-: lities, including the suture used has become undone or the screw/anchor used has pulled out. In both cases you would benefit from another surgery, to put it right. Good Luck. ...Read more