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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What could be the spots in legs and elbows which look like chickenpox?

Query: Hello doctor, One week ago the back of my son's legs became spotty most of the spots became blisters, looked a lot like chicken pox, but some stayed as little spots. He also has a few spots on the outer side in his elbows, but these have not blistered. He is not ill, and not on any medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will not be able to diagnose and grade your disease without a photograph, so would you mind in sending the good quality photographs taken in a natural light so that I could prescribe you the best according to the grade.  Read Full »

I have a blister near my anus. How can I cure it?

Query: Hello doctor,I have got a blister near my anus, and I am attaching the picture also. Please let me know how can I cure it.  Read Full »

Dr. C Elanchezhian

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How many days are you having this? Do you have bleeding or heavy pain while passing stool? Are you having constipation? It looks like a fissure in ano and piles (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Try this medication for 15 days and review. 1.Tablet Pilex...  Read Full »

I have a reddish-sticky part in my foreskin inspite of having medications. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. Since more than a month I had a blister on my foreskin, and I noticed a reddish-sticky part in my foreskin. I saw this after sex because it was painful (but it was not hard sex at all). The blister went away, but the reddish-sticky part stayed. I had also burning an...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you are concerned, but I can assure you that in the photographs there is no feature suggestive of any cancer. I understand that you had a blister after intercourse, that might be friction blister as other cause of blister in genitals include herpes,...  Read Full »

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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This qualifies for approximately 9 percent burns (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The child will need to take some painkiller medications like syrup Crocin DS (250 mg/5 ml), 2.5 ml thrice a day for 3 to 5 days to reduce the pain. As regarding the cream,...  Read Full »

My husband is having burning red blisters on the back side of the body and beside his nipple. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My husband is having some red blisters on the right back side of the body and beside his right nipple for three days. He is having a mild burning sensation when the cloth touches these blisters or rashes. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case. I have two diagnoses in your case. 1. Insect bite reaction, and 2. herpes zoster. Insect bite reaction does not require any treatment, but you need to follow the treatment as early as possible. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss th...  Read Full »

I have three painless blisters, looking like bumps on the shaft of my penis. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. My height is 6’4", and weight is 205 lbs. I noticed three decent sized painless blisters, looking like bumps on the shaft of my penis. I had sex before two and a half week. I do feel like I masturbate a lot which I am hoping it is, but I am freaking out with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The bumps appear to be normal pimples (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Another possibility is an ingrown hair. Herpes vesicles could also be the possibility, but the chances are rare. Since the site is not common and I hope there is no discharge. If yo...  Read Full »

Hot oil splashed and blisters popped. Should I keep applying ice or do anything more?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday while preparing food, a spoon full of hot oil splashed on my hand. Small blisters started popping up, and it started getting more significant. By today morning, the skin around the blisters has become black. I applied ice and cold water and also one over-the-counter cream. P...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your query and examined your given picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have developed superficial burn.Take injection Tetanus and use Silverex ointment (Silver Nitrate) local application twice daily for one week after co...  Read Full »

I have white blisters that are sore and burn in genitals. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old, girl and I think I have genital herpes. I am full of white blisters that are very sore and burn. My lymph nodes in my groin are swollen and tender too. I generally have been feeling very poorly for the last few days. I am extremely uncomfortable. I am taking contrac...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is better to confirm that it is herpes by having one local examination by infectious control specialist and to have high vaginal swab or biopsy from lesion to check in laboratory. If it confirms, you can have tablet Acyclovir 800 mg five times a day for 10 days ...  Read Full »

Are the blister on fingers due to ringworm infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I hope you are doing well. A blister kind of wound as appeared on one of my fingers in my left hand. I am sure I did not hurt myself on that finger. It is not itching and painful but it is healing now. The wound is circular in shape. I am taking the attached medications for IBS at the...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is not a fungal infection, looks to be a bacterial infection. The wound has started healing due to antibiotics you are on. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause of lesion. Topically, you may consider the application of Fusidic acid 2 % cream twice daily.  Read Full »

What can be done to cure a painful growth around vulva?

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 Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

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