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Occasionally both my eyes swell almost shut and I have what looks like a water blister on my eyeball what is this my eyes really only itch briefly?

Occasionally both my eyes swell almost shut and I have what looks like a water blister on my eyeball what is this my eyes really only itch briefly?

Allergic reaction: This is most likely an allergic reaction to something in your environment. Pets, pollen, mold, soaps or cosmetics are the most common offenders. Avoiding contact with them helps if possible. Try a non-prescription antihistamine eye drop, an oral antistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and cool compresses on your eyes when the problem occurs. If not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a tiny clear bump that looks like a water blister. It's on the water line of my eye and frequently comes and goes with swelling.

I have a tiny clear bump that looks like a water blister. It's on the water line of my eye and frequently comes and goes with swelling.

Could be chemosis..: If it's on the white of your eye, it's likely chemosis of the conjunctiva, which is when clear fluid builds up blister-like under the conjunctiva in response to allergy. It goes away when the underlying eye allergy is fully treated. If it's on the eyelid, it may be blepharitis or sty. In either case, you may need some more prescription drops from the ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is hapening when one eye keeps watering?

What is hapening when one eye keeps watering?

Foreign body: Mostly likely there is a foreigng body in the eye which has to be flushed out or removed if stuck in the cornea
there could also be an allergen irritating that eye which has to be flushed out. ...Read more

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Red watering eye with discharge?

Red watering eye with discharge?

Could b many things: This is a symptom that needs an examination by a experienced ophthalmologist. Don't try to self diagnose. It could be a severe bacterial infection, a corneal abrasion, a viral infection. Impossible to diagnose without looking. ...Read more

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Recurring water blister on hand?

Recurring water blister on hand?

Dermatology: Cannot be diagnosed without direct observation. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Blisters undet my eye that don't go away?

Blisters undet my eye that don't go away?

How long...: Are we talking about? Are the blisters on one side or both? Upper and lower lid? Pain that accompanies the blisters? New skincare products? Sun exposure? Are they really blisters or solid bumps like skin tags? The most worrisome thing would be Shingles and you are the correct age for that. If these are new, on one side and accompanied and preceeded by tingling or burning pain see MD right away. ...Read more

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What is water blisters and swollen lips?

What is water blisters and swollen lips?

Possible: Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis can occur to adhesives. Patch testing may help understand the nature of this type of reaction. ...Read more

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Any ideas why my eye keeps watering for no reason?

Any ideas why my eye keeps watering for no reason?

Conjunctivitis: This could be allergic, irritating, viral or bacterial. Some types can resolve on their own, but some require treatment with eye drops. Have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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What causes water blisters on feet which pop and peel?

What causes water blisters on feet which pop and peel?

See a dermatologist: Dyshidrotic dermatitis is another possible cause. Sometimes it is allergy to rubber or leather. ...Read more

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Can you damage eye with water squirt from toy water gun?

Can you damage eye with water squirt from toy water gun?

Irritation: It can irritate the eye, so you may notice some redness of the white of the eye. The force from a squirt gun is not enough pressure to cause any other problems. If the water was dirty, there is risk of infection. Just keep an eye on it and if there is pain or drainage, see doc. ...Read more

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Eye blister on the white part, will it go away on its own?

Sometimes: If you are describing a conjunctival cyst, they sometimes need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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What causes re occuring water blisters on the soul of my feet?

What causes re occuring water blisters on the soul of my feet?

Blisters: Blisters can occur in a wide variety of clinical settings, including autoimmune disorders, drug reactions, infections, genetic disorders, and physical injury. Yours are most likely due to traumatic injury (eg, friction blisters, due to shear forces...Going barefoot in shoegear) or if they are itchy could be secondary to eczema. Try wearing dry socks with dry shoegear to see if this helps. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if the pupil of the eye is water permeable?

Can someone tell me if the pupil of the eye is water permeable?

The pupil: Is just an opening in the center of your iris, that allows light to pass through to reach the film in the back of your eye. The eye itself is filled with fluid that is constantly moving through the pupil. ...Read more

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I am getting itchy water filled blisters on my feet, what is it?

I am getting itchy water filled blisters on my feet, what is it?

Possibly a vesicular: Version of tinea pedis/athletes foot. Get examined by a podiatrist or dermatologist to diagnose the problem accurately. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are small, white blisters on your eye balls?

White blisters: Clear blisters on the whites of the eye may simply be cysts. See an ophthalmologist to confirm. ...Read more

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What could it be if my eye has clear blisters in the white of my eye?

What could it be if my eye has clear blisters in the white of my eye?

Conjunctival cysts: Blisters on the whites of your eyes, in the absence of any redness or other symptoms, are called conjunctival cysts. They typically occur spontaneously and often resolve on their own. Sometimes if they do cause some eye irritation, then they can be treated by an ophthalmologist in his office. If you have multiple cysts, then you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My eyes do keep watering for 2 days. Should I go to an eye specialist?

My eyes do keep watering for 2 days. Should I go to an eye specialist?

Yes: Yes, you may have and infection of clogged tear drainage duct (nasal lacrimal obstruction). There may be other causes that would require examination and treatment as well. ...Read more

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What causes large water blisters on the shin, that continuously drain?

What causes large water blisters on the shin, that continuously drain?

You really need to: See dermatologist for diagnosis and may need a biopsy of blister to determine cause ...Read more

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How in the world can I get my eye to stop watering from these allergies?

How in the world can I get my eye to stop watering from these allergies?

Treatment: You need a stepped approach to treatment. Eliminate the allergen, go on loratidine or cetrizine, and use eye drops. I start with zaditor which is over the counter and this fails consider prescription mess such as bepreve (bepotastine besilate). Tough cases do well on alrex. Talk to your eye doctor. ...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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My eye won't stop watering and has a clear discharge. What could be wrong?

My eye won't stop watering and has a clear discharge. What could be wrong?

Conjunctivitis: Sounds like it could be conjunctivitis, possibly bacterial given that discharge. You may need an antibiotic drop. If your eye gets stuck shut, again it could be bacterial in origin. If not, maybe viral or allergic. ...Read more

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How do I get an eyelash out of my eye easy water doesn't work fast and good?

How do I get an eyelash out of my eye easy water doesn't work fast and good?

Friend to help: An eyelash floating in the tear fluids that you can see in a mirror, sometimes is help by capillary forces and is hard to simply flush out. It will stick to a cotton tip applicator. You might be able to get it out with this but a friend can see it easier and use the cotton tip to get it out. ...Read more

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Is my eye infected or something? How can you tell if something's making it water?

Is my eye infected or something? How can you tell if something's making it water?

Many Reasons: There are many reasons that an eye may be irritated or watering. If there is an eyelash, or any foreign body, even as small as a piece of sand, it may irritate the eye to make it water. Environmental allergies can cause it to water. And yes, viral and bacterial infections can also make it water. When a doctor performs an eye exam with a thorough history, they can help you figure out the cause. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5month old aand her right eye is constantly watering what can it be?

My daughter is 5month old aand her right eye is constantly watering what can it be?

Tear duct blockage: This is common. Given some time & growth the blockage can clear on its own as the tear duct becomes larger. If still blocked at 6m & unresponsive to simple measures, an ophthalmologist may need to probe the duct & clear the blockage. One simple measure involves rolling the tip of the finger over the inner corner of the eye from nose toward eye. That flushes the tear sac & can flush out debris ...Read more

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I scratched my eye with playing card and its watering and hurts. Do I need to go to a er?

I scratched my eye with playing card and its watering and hurts. Do I need to go to a er?

Yes: Have your eye evaluated and treated. Antibiotic eye drops and possibly a pupil dilating agent will be prescribed. Follow up is also important to reassure that your eye is healing properly. ...Read more

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What are these little, tiny water blisters on the inside of my lip and why do I get them?

What are these little, tiny water blisters on the inside of my lip and why do I get them?

Minor salivary gland: Very common. If one of them gets bgger than the other and has a fluid discharge, it might need to be checked and removed by your dentist. ...Read more

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What to do if I get strange blister/water bubbles/swollen areas in my lips. Nothing helps!?

What to do if I get strange blister/water bubbles/swollen areas in my lips. Nothing helps!?

See a dermatologist: It's unclear what's going on here. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can water blisters spread to my nose? I was itching my nose and now I think they may have spread.

Can water blisters spread to my nose? I was itching my nose and now I think they may have spread.

It depends...: It depends what you mean by water blisters.

A blister from friction, as you might get on your hand after a lot of digging with a shovel without gloves, is not transmissible.

Vesicles, tiny fluid filled bubbles on the skin, from viral infections, however can spread. Be careful. Wash your hands frequently. Cover the area, and try not to touch your face (esp. Nose, eyes, mouth). ...Read more

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What if the eye is irritated and a Little inflamed after getting struck with water by a water gun?

What if the eye is irritated and a Little inflamed after getting struck with water by a water gun?

Eye irritation: The water jet may have irritated the ocular surface. Please try using preservative free artifiicial tears every one to two hours in the affected eye (systane PF or refresh plus). If your symptoms do to improve in 24 -36 hours or so, I would suggest getting an exam to evaluate the problem further as there may be bigger problems ...Read more

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My child was hit in the eye with the water from garden hose at full blast. What to do for his eye?

My child was hit in the eye with the water from garden hose at full blast. What to do for his eye?

Likely no harm: The water itself is not harmful. Depending on the force of the stream, some damage from the blunt trauma may have occurred. If the child is old enough to assess his vision, you can check that he sees the same clarity from one eye to the other, and look for any redness of the white of the eye, or hiding of the colored part of his eye. If any doubt that the affected eye is normal, see an eye md asap. ...Read more

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Boiling water spilt on top of foot. Red and painful. No blistering so far. Can I treat this at home?

Boiling water spilt on top of foot. Red and painful. No blistering so far. Can I treat this at home?

Keep cool, not cold.: The burn extent is probably a first or second degree. Both can be treated at home if you feel comfortable doing it. Start by rinsing the burn in cool water for 15 minutes. Wash the burn with mild soap and water. Gloves should be used to prevent infection. Use a thin layer of antibiotic ointment keep clean. Elevate the foot and take OTC pain relievers. To remove all doubt, visit the urgent care. ...Read more

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I believe that I got water blisters from my sunburn on my chest will it scar and how do I take care of it?

I believe that I got water blisters from my sunburn on my chest will it scar and how do I take care of it?

Blisters: In general, I would normally tell a patient that mild sunburns cause little scarring and that aloe vera lotion halps the healing ...Read more