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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Is herpes the cause of frequent water-filled boils around my lips?

Query: Hi. I have been experiencing a problem that seems to be genital herpes. I have noticed that during the last 2 months, some water based boils emerged around lips. This has happened for 3-4 time during this period. And these are not much painful but have a kind of burniing sensation and sweet pain in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Thanks for posting a query at icliniq. The information over internet is difficult to say is correct or lacking some vital data. In your case, as internet information suggested you the first possibility is Herpes simplex. Before labeling this there must be some history of recent sexual contact as ma...  Read Full »

How to treat blisters on the shoulder and arm due to butane explosion?

Query: Hello doctor,My mom had blisters on back of her shoulder and arm due to butane explosion. She can feel the water moving everytime she moves. What can I do with those blisters? Hope you can help my mom. Thank you  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello Welcome to Hope you are keeping safe 1) I understand your concern, what your mother may be having is an Irritant contact Dermatitis due to the exposure to the gas. She can use - Fudic cream to apply on the blister morning and evening ( after sterile aspiration of the blister) - ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get oozing blisters at the same place of cut wound?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a cut on my thumb from a blade over a month ago. I got steri-strips fitted and it healed up I also got a tetanus shot. Once it healed I kept getting some blisters where the wound was. They popped so I covered it over and have had it like that for some time now. I keep it covere...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How old are you? Did you get sugar tested at any time? Firstly, this is a large wound now and you should seek the advice of a local doctor in person. There are a few points I would like to raise. 1. Possibility of diabetes should be ruled out if not tested recently....  Read Full »

Even after dressing, my broken blister hurts while walking. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I broke a foot blister with a pin and the skin appeared intact. I disinfected it and put a dressing. But it hurts when I walk. Is this normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have broken the blister with the pin and I would recommend you not to do that in the future as it is a non-sterile method of doing so and can cause infections in that area. Having said that, I would like to ask you, is there redness around that area? Is there a...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent pus-filled blisters on arms?

Query: Hello doctor, I seem to get lesions or blisters maybe on my arms. They are usually round with one pus-filled bump and at times it could be many small ones. They rarely itch, burn or anything. They crust over and peel and leave dark acne-like marks on my arms it is so annoying because I am embarrass...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw the photo you sent. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you say there is pus formation and you are getting it recurrently almost every month. I like to know a few things before finalizing my diagnosis and treatment. Is there any pain? If pus di...  Read Full »

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, 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 »

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