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I woke up with a water filled blister on my shoulder that was very painful. I popped it but there is another now and the area around it is red. What could this be?

I woke up with a water filled blister on my shoulder that was very painful. I popped it but there is another now and the area around it is red. What could this be?

Get checked: Did u spend a fair amount of time out in the sun? Be sure to watch the redness as it may be early signs if infection. Get in to see ur doctor? ...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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How can you treat water slide burn on shoulder?

How can you treat water slide burn on shoulder?

Topical: A waterslide burn is likely just a superficial maceration to the skin like a strawberry from skinning your knee. I would treat with topical calamine and antibiotic save. Letting the area dry out quicker will allow the formation of a scab which effectively serves as a bandaid. Don't pick it off. If it starts looking infected you may need to see a doc. ...Read more

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I have a water sensation down my spine and shoulder. What is this and why? X

I have a water sensation down my spine and shoulder. What is this and why? X

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by a "water sensation." I suspect, though, that you are describing either nerve irritation or a psychological "feeling" because of a variety or issues.

See your physician so he or she can narrow the possibilities and, if necessary, run some tests. Then you can get the medical care you deserve. ...Read more

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Small red blisters on shoulder, what are they?

Small red blisters on shoulder, what are they?

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. Friction and insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small blister on my shoulder it is clear I squeeze it and it comes back it's the size of a pea?

I have a small blister on my shoulder it is clear I squeeze it and it comes back it's the size of a pea?

Cyst: Sounds like a cyst or abscess under the skin. Try warm water soaks or a warm, moist compress. Consider topical or oral antibiotics. Also draining or removing the cyst by a doctor. ...Read more

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I want to play water polo next fall, my shoulder subluxed alot, weakest its ever been, 2 week and rest havnt done anything, is this normal?

I want to play water polo next fall, my shoulder subluxed alot, weakest its ever been, 2 week and rest havnt done anything, is this normal?

Unstable Shoulder: Learn more about unstable shoulders here:
http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/unstable-shoulder. Htm
i recommend you have an evaluation with a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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Are brown blisters from a sunburn normal? They are accompanied by small clear blisters, but they are big and brown in color - on my shoulder.

Are brown blisters from a sunburn normal? They are accompanied by small clear blisters, but they are big and brown in color - on my shoulder.

Brown blisters: Hi Joshua635 ~ The brown blisters is microscopic punctate hemorrages into the skin and is one of the manifestations of severe sunburn, which can be up to a 2nd degree hot water burn! Leave the blisters. Its the BEST dressing, and apply antibiotic ointment to scalded areas and if not too extensive and not too deep can be left open so it dries out as quickly as possible thx ...Read more

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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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Have a cluster of blisters on my left shoulder blade area. 1 cluster on the center of my back and one closer to my left shoulder.

Have a cluster of blisters on my left shoulder blade area. 1 cluster on the center of my back and one closer to my left shoulder.

Herpes zoster: If these burned just prior to eruption or are painful this may be herpes zoster, a recurrent deactivation if the chicken pox virus. Need culture to prove and if positive, start either Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir) to treat/prevent also at some point in future consider zostivax vaccine if age >65. ...Read more

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I have a blood blister that appears on my shoulder the week before my mental cycle, and then disappears after each month. What is it?

I have a blood blister that appears on my shoulder the week before my mental cycle, and then disappears after each month. What is it?

Poss. Endometriosis: Based on your history, is is possible that you have an extra-pelvic (outside of the pelvis) endometriosis. This would be rare but I have seen one case (ironically) in the shoulder joint approximately 18 years ago. See your doctor for confirmation and a possible biopsy. ...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?

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?

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? That's what I think caused it.

Is it possible my blister is caused by me wiping with warm to hot water? That's 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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Shoulder and back aches/pain. Hurts when water hits it. Pulsating on right side of my head.

Shoulder and back aches/pain. Hurts when water hits it. Pulsating on right side of my head.

Pains?: Could be musculoskeletal or neurological. Try heating pad and NSAID. If no improvement see your doc. ...Read more

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Just came back from a walk and noticed some blisters at the back of my neck and shoulder. They are itchy as well. What should I do?

Just came back from a walk and noticed some blisters at the back of my neck and shoulder. They are itchy as well. What should I do?

Maybe nothing: Probably nothing but it could be a contact dermatitis. If they persist, try a local cortisone cream. If they become a bigger problem, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Mild shoulder pain when raising shoulder ie for taking a sip of water. In bench press like movement slight pop sound. No pain without moving?

Mild shoulder pain when raising shoulder ie for taking a sip of water. In bench press like movement slight pop sound. No pain without moving?

Instability: Either the shoulder joint or the rotator cuff could be involved here. The slight popping suggest the possibility of shoulder instability. Proper right shoulder strengthening/rehab is usually successful in treating shoulder instability, although occasionally, surgery is necessary. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Recurring water blister on hand?

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