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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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11 mo son has hand foot mouth disease. Doc said it's a bad version. He has horrible blisters/rash even on his bottom. Are warm water baths ok? I read about oatmeal baths. Good idea?

11 mo son has hand foot mouth disease. Doc said it's a bad version. He has horrible blisters/rash even on his bottom. Are warm water baths ok? I read about oatmeal baths. Good idea?

Yes: Good idea. I have great success with hand foot and mouth with the homeopathic remedy pulsatilla. You may also try homeopathic rhus toxicodendron for all the blisters. You can give both together. Dissolve pellets in water and give a dropper 3x a dy for 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Small blisters on bottom of feet, what to do?

Small blisters on bottom of feet, what to do?

Depends on the cuase: 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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Hello doctors, I need help with blisters on bottom of feet?

See below: Soak in warm water with epsom salts. If blisters burst then apply antiseptic and bandaids.
Start to use a silicone insert in your shoes to reduce friction. ...Read more

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I have these small water like bumps on the bottom of feet & they itch & hurt sometimes but after a few days it becomes like dry skin. Why & what is it?

I have these small water like bumps on the bottom of feet & they itch & hurt sometimes but after a few days it becomes like dry skin. Why & what is it?

See below: Any type of rash needs to be looked. Start by making an appointment with your primary care doctor and take things from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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Itchy blisters on palms of hands and bottom of feet?

Itchy blisters on palms of hands and bottom of feet?

Eczema: Probably dyshidrotic eczema. The blisters tend to open and then the underlying tissue feels raw
usually we use topical steroid cream but the otc steroids do not penetrate well.

Go check with your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes blister-like red dots on palm of hands and bottom of feet?

What causes blister-like red dots on palm of hands and bottom of feet?

Pompholyx?: Read about dyshidrotic eczema and see if this matches. If so, the treatment varies depending on the severity. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My sons tip of fingers and bottom of feet are peeling. They look like little blisters that have popped. Not red or sore?

My sons tip of fingers and bottom of feet are peeling. They look like little blisters that have popped. Not red or sore?

Desquamation: This is is called desquamation, and the causes are many. Fungal infections, previous viral infections and late Kawasaki disease are some of the causes. ...Read more

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Why do I get water blisters on feet?

Why do I get water blisters on feet?

Athlete's foot: These are often caused by a fungal infection commonly referred to at athlete's foot. There are many different presentations and this is one of them. Use drying soaks (dilute vinegar or epsom salts). One of the otc topicals I recommend is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why do I get water blisters on my feet in humidity?

Why do I get water blisters on my feet in humidity?

Blisters from tinea: The location of water blisters in your feet (sole and toewebs) can reveal their cause if these blisters appear in a humid environment. Most often, the cause is athlete's foot (=tinea pedis), an itchy condition of the skin due to fungus, which thrives in humidity. However, water blisters can also be caused by rash or dermatitis associated with an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Why does my feet becomes wet easily? It will also grow water blisters. How can I reduce this problem?

Why does my feet becomes wet easily? It will also grow water blisters. How can I reduce this problem?

Could be: Could be hyperhydrosis, or excessive sweating. There is no great solution, but some topical treatments are available. Ask MD in your area. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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My baby has had water type blisters on her feet since she was three weeks but now have a green coloured puss when new ones pop out?

See a dermatologist: Pustulosis plantaris is possible. There are several possible diagnoses. It should be defined & treated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to pop a water blister on my foot?

Is it safe to pop a water blister on my foot?

It can be...: If you pop a blister, your purpose is the drain the fluid to relieve pressure that causes pain. Use a clean needle (cleansed with rubbing alcohol and pierce the blister just enough to let the fluid out. Leave the blister skin intact, and it can can heal in 2-3 weeks.

If you are diabetic or have poor circulation- do not attempt and seek care from a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a water blister on my small toe on both my feet. How could I make it heal?

I have a water blister on my small toe on both my feet. How could I make it heal?

See below: Soak in warm water with epsom salt apply antiseptic and bandaid. ...Read more

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I have a small cluster of tiny bumps that look like water blisters on the top of my right foot that itch really bad what could it be?

I have a small cluster of tiny bumps that look like water blisters on the top of my right foot that itch really bad what could it be?

Poison oak or ivy?: That's a tough one! Depending on where you live and what you have been doing, any number of causes might explain your symptoms. If you live in the US, and have been outdoors lately, exposure to poison oak or ivy often results in the kind of rash you're describing. Maybe try a topical hydrocortisone cream and see if that helps. If not, then a more detailed history and exam are in order. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a bit on top of my foot which has started forming water blisters as of yesterday. Started antibotics still have blisters forming what is this?

I have a bit on top of my foot which has started forming water blisters as of yesterday. Started antibotics still have blisters forming what is this?

Defense..: The bites of some insects and spider can cause blisters at the site if the puncture. The body is reacting to an injected substance and the water build up is one way the body defends itself. Try not to pop it unless it become painful. If it persists you may have to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I always. Get little blisters on my hands and feet they start off red I pop it its like water then its hardens then goes away?

I always. Get little blisters on my hands and feet they start off red I pop it its like water then its hardens then goes away?

Please see your doc: Sounds like either viral infection or allergic reaction. If it is recurring problem please see you doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I spilled boiling hot water on my right for now I have a blister that has fluid in it its a little red around the blister my foot swollen very painful?

I spilled boiling hot water on my right for now I have a blister that has fluid in it its a little red around the blister my foot swollen very painful?

Burn/Biling Water: It depends on degree and area of burn. Ist degree burns only need ice locally immidiately after burn is caused, if there are blisters you need to see your doctor, will need silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream locally and to prevent infection. And you can take over the counter pain med
get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a huge white water blister-thing-blister on my foot from my shoes and its about the size of a dime. I don't want to pop it though. Should I leave it alone?

Let it heal on own: A blister functions like a biologic dressing, keeping out bacteria and dirt. Allow it to resolve on its own if possible.
If it pops, keep the area clean and dressed with antibiotic ointment and a sterile bandage you change daily. ...Read more

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My dad is diabetic and he has water blisters on his left foot. We drained it but it came back please help?

My dad is diabetic and he has water blisters on his left foot. We drained it but it came back please help?

Diabetic: Your father should be under professional help of a doctor or podiatrist. You have no business popping blisters because of spreading infection. Leave his treatment to the doctors! ...Read more

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I've been getting tiny water blister on my hands and they've finally stopped popping up so much but now im getting them on my feet. What could this be?

I've been getting tiny water blister on my hands and they've finally stopped popping up so much but now im getting them on my feet. What could this be?

A number of causes: These can be tough to distinguish and need to be tested. With such blisters that seem to spread from hand to feet there needs to be more info about them. This includes culture of the fluid in the blisters and a biopsy of the skin with the blister. Your doc will most likey an rx of a topical cream. ...Read more

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My dad is diabetic and his left feet from his big toe has water blisters how do I treat it? We drained it but it came back please help

Tincture of time: Hi. Assuming it's not infected (they usually are not), conservative management (watch and wait) will resolve the issue. Many patients aren't that patient, however, so I will in some cases remove the top of the blister, which speeds recovery, although that is not a standard recommendation in the foot field. Watch it & make sure there are no signs of infection. I hope his diabetes is well controlled ...Read more

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My right foot has been itchy & dry for awhile. I started to get this water blister feeling when I walk now I see a hard white lump w/ pressure. Help!

Cannot diagnose-get: A checkup. Could be a blister, callous, or infection. See a podiatrist. Do not medicate this yourself. ...Read more

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I have a water blister/blood blister looking rash on my hands and feet. Cortisone 10 is not working. Are there some soaps and other creams to try?

I have a water blister/blood blister looking rash on my hands and feet. Cortisone 10 is not working. Are there some soaps and other creams to try?

Blisters on Hands: You may have a skin condition called dyshidrotic eczema. Treatment is with strong cortisone cream like prescription Clobetasol. Cortisone 10 is not strong enough to treat this skin condition. ...Read more

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After eating sweets my toes on foot start itching, and while I am scratching, blisters appear with clear water inside and skin swallows. What is it?

After eating sweets my toes on foot start itching, and while I am scratching, blisters appear with clear water inside and skin swallows. What is it?

Blisters: The sweets may or may not be related. Any type of itchy or blisters to feet could be related to inflammation of the dermis, allergy or fungal or bacterial infection. Although there could be other reasons, those are the most common. ...Read more

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What causes small blister on the bottom of your feet?

Pressure: Pressure and friction centered over a prominence or other area on your foot from shoe wear, running and many other causes can result in a blister. ...Read more

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What should I do about blisters on the bottoms of my feet?

What should I do about blisters on the bottoms of my feet?

Blister: Depending on the size of the blister and what is it is filled with you can try to lance (open) it. If it is a nickel size or less place a band-aid over it and wear dry socks/shoegear. If it is larger take a sterile needle, and cut an opening after applying rubbing alcohol to the area. You can apply pressure to express the fluid. If it is filled with blood/dark fluid see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can you do to help fluid blisters on the bottom of your feet?

Why are they there: You need to find out why you have the blisters. How large and how many are there? There are multiple conditions that cause blistering on the skin. Small blisters generally will rupture on their own and dry up. If they are large or very numerous you should go to the doctor to have them drained and cleaned in a more sterile environment. ...Read more

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Would taking a shower with a blister on the bottom of your foot effect the blister?

Would taking a shower with a blister on the bottom of your foot effect the blister?

No: You're fine. Keep the blister clean. Try to let the blister heal without being disrupted. ...Read more