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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

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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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?

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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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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Is it safe to pop a water blister?

Is it safe to pop a water blister?

Blisters: I would use a sterile or sterilized needle to puncture the blister to let it drain. Then cover the spot with a good bandage for a day or two to help it stay clean. ...Read more

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What bugs leave itchy water blisters?

ALmost all of them: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to pop water blisters?

Is it a good idea to pop water blisters?

Protective Mechanism: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under skin layers and causes bulging creating a protective fluid cushion we call a blister. As the area heals, the fluid is resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and the fluid drains. This takes about a week. Simple bandaids are the tx popping causes injury. ...Read more

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Why do my bug bites have water blisters?

Why do my bug bites have water blisters?

Some bugs do: Insect venom contains enzymes and toxins and these can lead to blisters. ...Read more

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Post scabie water blisters, what are they?

The formation of: Bump/ blisters is actually normal for scabies these combine together to form little tunnels. ...Read more

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Would it be a bad idea to pop this water blister?

Would it be a bad idea to pop this water blister?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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What should I do with water blister caused by guitar?

What should I do with water blister caused by guitar?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. If very bad you may need to lay off a day or two otherwise try protecting them with band aids especially when playing. ...Read more

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Is it possible my blister is caused by me wiping with warm to hot water? Thats what I think caused it.

Is it possible my blister is caused by me wiping with warm to hot water? Thats what I think caused it.

It could be...: Hot substances can cause skin blister, so if your skin was exposed to hot water, there is a chance.

Please make sure that you exercise caution handling with hot substances and be cautious not to get infected on t
hat blister.
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What should I do to help my water blister?

What should I do to help my water blister?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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What spider bite causes a water blister?

All can: All can not specific to any spider. ...Read more

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Why does my water blisters hurt on my toes?

You need to get: The fluid out and express the liquid. Use a sterile pin and make two separate holes in each blister. Get the fluid out, leave the roof of the blister intact, and apply antibiotic ointment. If you are skittish about doing it yourself have a podiatrist do it. It's relatively painless. ...Read more

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Does a spider bite look like a water blister?

That could be one: Presentation. But, if you didn't see a spider - i wouldn't automatically assume that you were bit by a spider. This finding can occur with a variety of insect bites ; stings. Take care. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a water bubble blister to go away?

How long can it take for a water bubble blister to go away?

Take a sterile: Instrument and gently pierce the roof without removing the roof. If you follow the above the answer is instantaneously. ...Read more

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Blister , painful, oozing water substance, slight bleeding also?

Blister , painful, oozing water substance, slight bleeding also?

See below: Blisters can be a number of things but what helps us narrow down what it could be is its location. Please repost with location. ...Read more

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How can you treat a mosquito bite that became a water-like blister?

How can you treat a mosquito bite that became a water-like blister?

Mosquito Bites: Leave the blister intact if possible , it protect from infection . May use steroid cream to decrease symptoms. ...Read more