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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

Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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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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 ultra. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Does MRSA start out a red welt then it blister?

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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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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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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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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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


Boil (Definition)

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