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What can I do for the painful red blisters filled with water all over my lower back from cellulitis?

What can I do for the painful red blisters filled with water all over my lower back from cellulitis?

Depends on cause: If the blisters don't cross the midline, consider shingles (tx: acyclovir). With cellulitis present, if the area of blistering is also very edematous (swollen), then mobilization of fluid from this area (e.g. Diuresis) can also help, along with abx. If the pt looks ill, has a fever, and the blisters are looking more violaceous, then go to the ed- the infection may be getting worse. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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Blisters with cellulitis and red lines coming off the sides. Itchy and painful. On inner thigh. Showed up 2 days ago.

Blisters with cellulitis and red lines coming off the sides. Itchy and painful. On inner thigh. Showed up 2 days ago.

Cellulitis: If this is truly cellulitis, and there are streaks starting to form around the area, then you should get evaluated by a Doctor as you may need antibiotics as part of a curative treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a band of a rash on my lower back consisting of many small blisters. They are red and the rash is spreading. It is quite painful as well?

I have a band of a rash on my lower back consisting of many small blisters. They are red and the rash is spreading. It is quite painful as well?

Sounds like shingles: If your "rash" on you lower back follows a dermatome-- sounds like you may have "shingles". Which is re activation of chickenpox (varicella zoster virus). Very painful. You should get seen to make sure what this is. If it's shingles, you can get an anti viral which will help aid in healing. Go to an urgent care if you don't have a doc. ...Read more

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My partner foot is red & swollen with purple patches, yes he had water retention about 2 yrs. No its not going up the leg like cellulitis. Any idea?

My partner foot is red & swollen with purple patches, yes he had water retention about 2 yrs. No its not going up the leg like cellulitis. Any idea?

Clotting?: It sounds as if your partner needs appropriate compression garments to reduce edema and swelling but this is best for venous stasis and not necessarily for arterial insufficency. I would be concerned about varicose veins as well as a potential blood clot (s). A peripheral pulse exam and possible ultrasound imaging may be necessary to evaluate possible etiologies. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, along with redness and what looks like blisters in my throat, and my body is feeling achy. I'm concerned that I may have PID.

I have lower back pain, along with redness and what looks like blisters in my throat, and my body is feeling achy. I'm concerned that I may have PID.

Oral sex??: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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Red itchy area showed up on lower back out of no where Wed. Thurs it grew larger & bumpy; Fri. Tons of tiny blisters formed. Super itchy & sensitive?

Red itchy area showed up on lower back out of no where Wed. Thurs it grew larger & bumpy; Fri. Tons of tiny blisters formed. Super itchy & sensitive?

Shingles: The best way to diagnosis a rash is to actually see the rash and/or feel it, so it is difficult to provide information based on this question. The rash of shingles usually starts as a red itchy (often painful) area, and then develops blisters. Shingles rash usually occurs on only one side of the body, and stops abruptly at the spine when it is on the back. ...Read more

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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

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A drained blood blister on my thumb filled with water and today it is yellow but with no pain and less redness. Should I leave it alone to heal?

A drained blood blister on my thumb filled with water and today it is yellow but with no pain and less redness. Should I leave it alone to heal?

Good idea: There are special bandaids for blisters now. Ok to use.
if you keep messing with the blister, you may get it infected. ...Read more

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Boiling water spilt on top of foot. Red and painful. No blistering so far. Can I treat this at home?

Keep cool, not cold.: The burn extent is probably a first or second degree. Both can be treated at home if you feel comfortable doing it. Start by rinsing the burn in cool water for 15 minutes. Wash the burn with mild soap and water. Gloves should be used to prevent infection. Use a thin layer of antibiotic ointment keep clean. Elevate the foot and take OTC pain relievers. To remove all doubt, visit the urgent care. ...Read more

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I hv cellulitis in my right lower leg. I took 10 days of antibiotics and my leg is going down but still red in the back and turning dark in the front.

I hv cellulitis in my right lower leg. I took 10 days of antibiotics and my leg is going down but still red in the back and turning dark in the front.

Hard to guess: Darkening could be part of the normal healing process, but could also be consistent with dangerous spreading of disease under the skin (fasciitis). Fasciitis is very painful. If something does not seem right, be sure to contact the treating physician. A follow up examination may be warranted. ...Read more

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I spilled boiling hot water on my right for now I have a blister that has fluid in it its a little red around the blister my foot swollen very painful?

I spilled boiling hot water on my right for now I have a blister that has fluid in it its a little red around the blister my foot swollen very painful?

Burn/Biling Water: It depends on degree and area of burn. Ist degree burns only need ice locally immidiately after burn is caused, if there are blisters you need to see your doctor, will need silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream locally and to prevent infection. And you can take over the counter pain med
get it checked by your doctor. ...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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My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling. Is this normal? Yes? No?

My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling. Is this normal? Yes? No?

Wrong Diagnosis?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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When will the pain of a small 2nd degree burn caused by boiling water on skin causing redness blister and pain size of a dime subside?

When will the pain of a small 2nd degree burn caused by boiling water on skin causing redness blister and pain size of a dime subside?

2nd degree burns: 2nd degree burns are the heating of the epidermal layers of the skin causing protein denaturation and the transudate of tissue fluids with a bubbling of that epidermal layer. With this separation of skin layers the cutaneous nerve ending ate exposed and this the pain you are feeling. Upon blister opening, releasing the fluid transudate the pain should subside. Or place a medicate covering to cover ...Read more

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A few months ago I had cellulitis in my finger I think I may have it again. My finger is red warm swollen n very painful! What should I do?

A few months ago I had cellulitis in my finger I think I may have it again. My finger is red warm swollen n very painful! What should I do?

See your doctor: If you have an infection it needs to be treated with antibiotics and even possibly surgery to drain the infection. Also there are other medical conditions that can cause a red warm swollen painful digit. ...Read more

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I had cellulitis on my back over labor day (starting sept. 1st), it cleared up and then appeared the next week on my side. Today, the red, bumpy, raised, hot and somewhat hard rash appeard on my abdamon. This is the third seperate area and three weeks.

I had cellulitis on my back over labor day (starting sept. 1st), it cleared up and then appeared the next week on my side. Today, the red, bumpy, raised, hot and somewhat hard rash appeard on my abdamon. This is the third seperate area and three weeks.

Wrong diagnosis: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or allergies. It need not be caused by bacteria. What you describe sounds more like a contact allergy as infections do not resolve and recur like that, allergic rashes do. Get a new opinion. ...Read more

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Painful tender area of skin. Was a bit red yesterday. Dr said cellulitis. Red disappeared. Still pain tender which spread. Could this be something else?

Possibly: But doubt it. Will probably take several days for the pain to resolve. Continue your antibiotics. If concerned see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long before antibiotics heal cellulitis? My doctor said I should feel better in a few days. Well it’s been three days and I still feel horrible and my arm is still red and painful. Should I wait a little longer for the drugs to work or should I call m

How long before antibiotics heal cellulitis? My doctor said I should feel better in a few days. Well it’s been three days and I still feel horrible and my arm is still red and painful. Should I wait a little longer for the drugs to work or should I call m

Numerous factors: Recovery time fro m cellulitis varies widely due to many factors including how sensitive the bacteria are to the antibiotic. As long as it isn't getting worse three days is ok. Be sure too take the entire prescription even if symptoms go away in a couple of days if not improving by day 5-7 then call the office. Make note that asking how long is a good question to ask the prescribier 1st visit. ...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