Fluid-filled pocket in the upper layers of the skin is called a blister. Friction or rubbing, extreme heat or cold, exposure to chemicals in cosmetics, detergents, and insect bites, and medical conditions like chickenpox, herpes, eczema, etc., can result in blisters.

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Kindly explain the degree of burns in the baby injured by boiling water.

Query: Hello doctor, 1 year and 10 months old boy got injured by boiling water, the doctor pricked some of the blisters. The hospital could not say which degree of burn it is, so we are concerned and want to get a second opinion since he is crying a lot and is in pain, the doctor did not advise anything f...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This qualifies for approximately nine percent burns (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The child will need to take some painkiller medications like syrup Crocin DS (Paracetamol 250 mg), half teaspoon thrice a day for 3 to 5 days to reduce the pain. As reg...  Read Full »

How to treat blisters formed by an insect bite?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife suddenly got some blisters with clear liquid on her hand, neck, and cheeks from today morning. She was bitten by an insect in her neck around 10 o'clock yesterday night. She is having a burning sensation if she touches the blisters. Two of the blisters popped themself. Also, if ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Is there pain or fever? How many blisters would be there approximately? Are the blisters increasing? Is there itching? Kindly answer the questions so that I can give appropriate treatme...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in my vagina and anus and the skin there has turned red with yellow blisters. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain in my vagina and anus. I looked down and saw that my skin has turned red and I have yellowish blister bumps on my labia minora that hurts like there are cuts. I am having a thick white discharge too. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a vaginal infection and suspected sexually transmitted disease. Have a high vaginal swab and one local examination by an infectious control specialist to have investigations regarding sexually transmitted infection. You may need a biopsy, and skin scrapp...  Read Full »

I am suffering from severe itching that started with a rash around the arm and chest area along with fluid-filled blisters. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe itching that started with a rash around the arm and chest area. Currently, fluid filled blisters are developing. Also, I do not have allergies to any food or medicines.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, Kindly answer the questions below in detail. Do you have any history of Herpes. Burning. Tingling sensation. Fever. Oozing. Painful blisters. I suggest you to apply Mupirocin cream twice daily for ten days. Thank you.  Read Full »

Why am I suddenly noticing blisters on my breast, back, arms, stomach, and neck?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months ago, I had a little red raised blister on my breast and then a week later on my back and stomach. Then later, the sore appeared on my inner butt cheeks, with swollen hard whitish clitoris and a sore on the lip of my vagina. I have noticed blisters on my back, underarms, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The lesions and their spread point toward the herpes simplex-related infection with the involvement of the genital area and body. It also appears to be sexually transmitted from your partner. Often, such infections are intermixed with other sexually transmitted disea...  Read Full »

How do I treat a painful boil growing inside my vagina?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a boil like growth on the inside of my vagina around the vulva. It is about 3 cm in length and approximately 2 cm wide. It is very painful especially when walking.   Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like you have a cyst. These cysts are nothing but swellings filled with fluid or some other materials usually secretion of glands. By looking at the history it looks like you have a Bartholin's cyst which usually occurs inside the vagina where Bartholin glands ...  Read Full »

My partner has herpes simplex. How does it occur, and can it spread by blisters burst during sexual intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner has recently been told what they believed to be shingles is herpes simplex 2. The rash that appears is on the outside of her thigh opposed to the inner thigh. I have a few questions about this: Is the only way for them to pass this on through burst blisters during an outbre...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Herpes commonly transfers from skin-to-skin contact (from a person with rash or lesions to another person). Very rarely, it can transmit from a person without rash who had herpes in the past to a non-infected perso...  Read Full »

I and my son have been experiencing similar kinds of itchy blisters on the top of the head. How to get rid of them?

Query: Hi doctor, A few years ago, I started having skin rashes that started out itchy but ended up as small cysts that ooze clear yellow liquid and then form a hard crust where the liquid seems to expand and cause more blisters. Last year my head was swollen so much I could put my finger one inch in my he...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.Your pictures are unclear, but a red lesion-like image can be observed from the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You are having repeated episodes of such eruptions. It is unclear who the patient is since it ...  Read Full »

There are blisters around my labia majora. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,Recently I noticed I have some blisters that look like bug bites in my genital area, they are like four, and one of them is on the labia majora, then I have another closer to the anus. They itch a little sometimes, but I feel a little sting if I touch them too hard. Please help me with thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Dear, it seems some sexually transmitted disease or specific pelvic infection. Better to have a detailed examination if these lessons are in a sexually transmitted center and give a biopsy or skin scrapping and swab for detailed investigation...  Read Full »

I am getting blisters frequently near a root canal-treated tooth. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. I had a root canal treatment two years back. I am getting blisters near that tooth frequently, which is painful. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anjana. G.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. A blister is a pus-filled sac called an abscess. It indicates the presence of infection around the root of the corresponding tooth. It can be due to the following causes: 1. Incomplete root canal treatment (RCT). 2. Persistent periapical les...  Read Full »

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