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Welt With Blister Or Boil That Forms
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
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
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
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
There is some type of blister or boil on a stretch mark on my stomach. What could it be, and how do I care for it?
Need to see a pictur: Need to see a picture to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer