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What to do about painful skin rash like blisters on red areas?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Depends...
...On the distribution.
If you have painful blisters in a single band on one side of the body, that's shingles. If the blisters are widespread, it could be viral (herpes), bacterial (impetigo and others), or a contact dermatitis (poison ivy and many others) that may be getting infected secondarily. You should see your doctor or a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis.

In brief: Depends...
...On the distribution.
If you have painful blisters in a single band on one side of the body, that's shingles. If the blisters are widespread, it could be viral (herpes), bacterial (impetigo and others), or a contact dermatitis (poison ivy and many others) that may be getting infected secondarily. You should see your doctor or a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis.
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