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What causes water blisters on the lower legs?

What causes water blisters on the lower legs?

Many causes.: Clear blisters can be due to a reaction to a cream, soap, detergent, or lotion. Also, swelling of the legs can be so severe from sunburn or congestive heart failure or poor circulation that blisters can develop. There are other causes as well. To determine which is the case for you, see a doc. ...Read more

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A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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What causes water blisters to form on the legs and feet?

What causes water blisters to form on the legs and feet?

This could be a skin: Condition known as bullous pemphigoid but there are many other possibilities, so you really need to see a dermatologist for probable biopsy to determine where the blister is for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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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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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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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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Is an ulcer on the leg the same as a water blister?

Is an ulcer on the leg the same as a water blister?

No: No but often a venous ulcer can start with what appears to be a blister. ...Read more

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My daughter has a cluster of water-filled blisters @ the natural bend in her leg where her underwear would make contact with her skin. How do I treat?

My daughter has a cluster of water-filled blisters @ the natural bend in her leg where her underwear would make contact with her skin. How do I treat?

Blister in the groin: It is hard to tell what these blisters are without seeing them, it is best if you take her to her pediatrician, make sure she wears loose cotton underwear so it doesn't cause friction & more irritation. Good luck ...Read more

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I have got a real bad burn on the back of my leg right under my bottom was burns by hot boiling water in a lot of pain it real red blister leaking?

I have got a real bad burn on the back of my leg right under my bottom was burns by hot boiling water in a lot of pain it real red blister leaking?

Emergency Room: For a burn that bad you should go immediately to a hospital emergency room. Specialized care is need to ensure proper healing. Lack of proper care could result in severe infection. Please do not wait. ...Read more

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I have ipf and emphysema and now have large water blisters appearing on my lower legs is this related?

I have ipf and emphysema and now have large water blisters appearing on my lower legs is this related?

Maybe: "water blisters" can come from bad edema which can come from heart disease or pulmonary vascular disease as well as other issues. It's not that likely to be a direct result of a lung problem unless there is decompensated pulmonary arterial hypertension resulting from the lung disease. ...Read more

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I have been treated for nephrotic syndrome and I'm getting 2-3 inch water blisters on the calves of both legs. I'm only taking water pills now.

I have been treated for nephrotic syndrome and I'm getting 2-3 inch water blisters on the calves of both legs. I'm only taking water pills now.

Tell doc if wt is up: If your weight or swelling are increasing, you need to tell your doc to adjust lasix (furosemide). Nephrotic syndrome is caused by different conditions. It is not a single disease. Some are not treatable. Ask your doc what exactly is the cause for your condition and whether it is treatable or not. ...Read more

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After 10 min of sun my skin gets blisters that burn & itch & are filled :-/ my forhead-neck-hands & lower legs get then- reminds me of water blisters?

After 10 min of sun my skin gets blisters that burn & itch & are filled :-/ my forhead-neck-hands & lower legs get then- reminds me of water blisters?

Photosensitivity: You are having a photosensitivity reaction to something either external like a photocontact dermatitis or a reaction to a photosensitive internal condition which needs to be evaluated. See your dermatilogist. ...Read more

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My husband has developed large brown water blisters on his lower legs, can they be related to his lung diseases ipf and copd?

My husband has developed large brown water blisters on his lower legs, can they be related to his lung diseases ipf and copd?

It can be: People with COPD can develop pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure which manifests with leg edema. But if he has blisters he may have underlying cellulitis or venous insufficiency. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a problem with diabetic water retention in legs causing blisters. I take 160 mg lassic's per day, and 20 meq potassium. What do I have to do?

I have a problem with diabetic water retention in legs causing blisters. I take 160 mg lassic's per day, and 20 meq potassium. What do I have to do?

Edema: You seem to have some real problems with either your cardiac or kidney function. See a cardiologist and get an echocardiogram to see if you have a low ejection fraction and evidence of renal disease. You may also need to have your leg veins visualized by a venous doppler study to see if you have varicose veins causing your edema. Another cause of edema is too much water and/ sodium intake. ...Read more

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Broke out w/blisters all over lips-tongue-roof of mouth 24 hrs after Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) po for leg rash. PAINFUL! What can I take? Even painful drinking water

Broke out w/blisters all over lips-tongue-roof of mouth 24 hrs after Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) po for leg rash. PAINFUL! What can I take? Even painful drinking water

A trip to the ER: Blisters forming on mucous membranes (such as the inside of your mouth and lips) and/or elsewhere on your body could be signs of a serious reaction to a medication such as your antibiotic. Please look up Stevens - Johnson Syndrome for one example of many possible types of reactions. I recommend an urgent evaluation, preferably in the Emergency Department. ...Read more

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Water blister on front of thigh, 4 days. Now its flat, darkish color and rough. It's been 12 days now. Thoughts?

Its most likely: HEALING below the blister and the dark area will PEEL off! Leave it alone as long as no redness or discharge!

Hope this helps!
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I have a water blister on my thigh.4 days, then turned sort of flat and darkish, and feels hard and rough. It's been 12 days now. Thoughts?

Hard to say: Most blisters flatten and get hard and rough and some darken before the skin falls off, but 12 days is a long time. If it is bothering you at all, you should either get a consult and send a photo to one of us, or see a doc. Meanwhile, no harm in warm compressing. If you put a slightly damp gauze over it and change every 12 hours, pulling off any dead dry skin, it might resolve sooner. Hope so! ...Read more

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My wife just devoled water blisters on her ankle what shoud I do they are the size of a silver dollar?

Possible stasis: Is you wife is older-- she could be at risk for venous stasis- which is incompetent valves in the veins causing blood to pool at the surface of the skin. This causes the blood to break down and ulcerate the skin, causing wounds and venous stasis ulcers. There are a variety of other reasons for wounds in the legs, see your physician for a good history and physical. ...Read more

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I am experiencing thigh rash that started 3 days ago. The bumps have grown, appear to be turning into blisters and itch fiercely. They burn when water touches them and I have not scratched.

I am experiencing thigh rash that started 3 days ago. The bumps have grown, appear to be turning into blisters and itch fiercely. They burn when water touches them and I have not scratched.

Thigh rash: This is suspicious of shingles or other herpes virus infection. Since there is treatment available for these types of infection, have a physician examine you and prescribe appropriate medications. ...Read more

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2 Boiling water burns, 5 days ago, above knee, size of index with thumb, blisters can I use Tegaderm &vaseline gauze and swim safely in pool and sea?

2 Boiling water burns, 5 days ago, above knee, size of index with thumb, blisters can I use Tegaderm &vaseline gauze and swim safely in pool and sea?

Do not recommend: That. First off any burn would burn more in salt....SSD cream is very good for burns.
Burn wounds can be dangerous. Must keep a close eye for infection. Tetanus history should be evaluated as well. ...Read more

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What causes your legs to feel like water is running down your legs?

What causes your legs to feel like water is running down your legs?

Paresthesias or neur: This coudl be paresthesias or a neuropathy or another process. You can discuss this with your physicians and get this clarified. ...Read more

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What could cause the sensation of warm water in my right leg when its not exposed to any liquid?

What could cause the sensation of warm water in my right leg when its not exposed to any liquid?

Neurological: If you don't have any skin changes (redness/discoloration), the area is not tender to touch, and there are no new lumps or bumps, then this is most likely due to a neurological condition. Neurologists are best at evaluating this and will most likely recommend getting an MRI to look for any changes in the nerves. ...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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How can I stop legs itching that cause me to scratch till I have some small sores that are watering?

How can I stop legs itching that cause me to scratch till I have some small sores that are watering?

Need evaluation: It is hard to know what is causing the itching but most itching respond to specific treatment to the course like scabies or other infestations, dry skin and other skin conditions. Use of topical steroids or antihistamines or oral antihistamines will help reduce symptoms ...Read more

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I am having a running warm water sensation in the back of my right leg, also pain in my back for 2 weeks now what can be the cause?

I am having a running warm water sensation in the back of my right leg, also pain in my back for 2 weeks now what can be the cause?

See a physician: You need to see a doctor. He needs to ask your detail histroy and will examine and then let you know if you have a herniated disc? ...Read more