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What is the difference between a blood blister and a boil?

What is the difference between a blood blister and a boil?

Two very different: things. A blister contains clear fluid (sometimes blood) & is found in separated layers of epidermis or between epidermis & dermis. A boil is a skin lesion containing pus. ...Read more

Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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My husband is having a swollen upperlip with a blister/boil in the middle portion of it. There is no pain and it is there for 6+ months. what is it?

My husband is having a swollen upperlip with a blister/boil in the middle portion of it. There is no pain and it is there for 6+ months. what is it?

Don't guess: No responsible physician would provide a diagnosis for your husband's lesion without an evaluation. He would need an assessment to determine what this is. ...Read more

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My boyfriend recently had boils. I never experienced such be4 but i also had some two boils pupping out & some small pus like blisters what is that?

My boyfriend recently had boils. I never experienced such be4 but i also had some two boils pupping out & some small pus like blisters what is that?

Not enough informati: The details are important. Where are your boils? How bad were your friend's? Was he treated? Chlorhexadine washing will sharply reduce staph on the skin. Mupirocin ointment will reduce staph in the nose. Drainage of the boils will facilitate healing. Long term SMZ/TMP or minocycline or doxycycline can stop this problem. ...Read more

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Does MRSA start out a red welt then it blister?

MRSA abscess: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that can cause skin abscesses. These develop as painful red nodules that become filled with pus before rupturing. ...Read more

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I have boil like blisters on my jawline . They drain and keep filling wgat is it?

I have boil like blisters on my jawline . They drain and keep filling wgat is it?

Boils: It could be a recurrent staph infection, perhaps mrsa. Other possibilities include acne, cysts and herpes simplex virus infection. I would have your dermatologist look at this. ...Read more

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Skin disorder itchy, welts, blisters, what should I do?

Skin disorder itchy, welts, blisters, what should I do?

MAYBE 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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Could mushrooms cause a red welt that changes to blisters and stings.

Could mushrooms cause a red welt that changes to blisters and stings.

Mushrooms: If you develop skin rashes after you touch or eat mushrooms, you are most likely allergic to them. The cleveland clinic states that if you have a mold allergy, you may experience an allergic reaction when you eat mushrooms. ...Read more

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This blister looks like what they call a boil. Should i continue to put alcohol on it? What kind of infection could it be?

This blister looks like what they call a boil. Should i continue to put alcohol on it? What kind of infection could it be?

If it is an : Established infection under the skin surface, topical applications would not help. Incision and drainage of pus is the best option. You might also need systemic antibiotics. Skin infections are most commonly caused by staph, but other bacteria are possible. Go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Four welt spots on inner left arm, one starting to blister...what might it be?

Four welt spots on inner left arm, one starting to blister...what might it be?

Blistering: Shingles( herpes zoster) comes to mind unless your arm was exposed to something like poison ivy. Since treatment is available for these entities, get examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Four welt like spots on inner left arm, one welt now starting to blister---causes?

Four welt like spots on inner left arm, one welt now starting to blister---causes?

Welts: Most common cause would be an allergic response. They also can be cause by systemic diseases and autoimmune diseases. Start with your regular doctor who may then send you to an allergy/immunology doctor. ...Read more

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Whenever i eat chicken items the next day i get boils and blisters on chin & near my lips why is it so .. ? what i should do ...?

Whenever i eat chicken items the next day i get boils and blisters on chin & near my lips why is it so .. ? what i should do ...?

Avoid chicken!: Rashes or other symptoms that occur only after ingestion of a certain food or drink is suggestive of a sensitivity or allergy. There are plenty of other protein options that you should be able to tolerate without this effect. ...Read more

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Burned chest with curling wand. Seconds later purple welt appeared.Put neosporin on & bandaged it up. There are no blisters or blanching. 2 or 3degree?

First degree: If no blisters have formed and the only thing you see is redness on otherwise intact skin, it is considered 1st degree burn. If the top skin layer starts sloughing off forming a blister - 2nd degree. 3rd degree would be much deeper skin tissue involvement and that's not your case. ...Read more

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This morning put an ice pack on bare skin. Skin is red like a welt, no pain, no blisters and feeling is normal should I be concerned with the welt?

This morning put an ice pack on bare skin. Skin is red like a welt, no pain, no blisters and feeling is normal should I be concerned with the welt?

Well, actually ice: Can injure the skin. Try applying the ice over a thin towel and limit ice application to 15 minutes. ...Read more

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I have blood blisters or boils on my chest. They hurt especially when you touch it. I have dark spots from old ones. How do I get rid and prevent them?

I have blood blisters or boils on my chest. They hurt especially when you touch it. I have dark spots from old ones. How do I get rid and prevent them?

Abscesses?: Abscesses, boils, small carbuncles, etc. or whatever they may be called are very tough to treat and are often caused by underlying bacterial skin infections that occur locally and can "come and go." As you desribed, they may leave scars or marks where they were. See a Dr. for an exam as sometimes daily antibiotic treatment for suppression may be helpful, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a small blister or a boil on my lower lip. It is painless. Can it be herpes by any chance?

I have a small blister or a boil on my lower lip. It is painless. Can it be herpes by any chance?

Not necessarily: This could be a clogged oil duct, an insect bite, trauma, a mucocele (which is a benign bulge in the lip tissue), OR herpes. It is less likely to be herpes since it is painless (herpes is usually tingly or painful), but I would have a doctor look at it and possibly culture it to know for sure. ...Read more

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Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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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