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 is the reason for redness and whiteness in the area of boils?

Query: Hi doctor, I got burnt before two weeks and had a boil on that spot. The boil got burst, and I got hurt many times in the same area. Now, I feel that my injury is not getting better, and there is whiteness and redness at the point of injury and pain. I am attaching a photograph for your reference. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the photographs you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I want to tell you that the blister that ruptured has caused a raw healing area. It needs proper dressing, and I would suggest a proper dressing with Betadine (Pov...  Read Full »

Was my daughter diagnosed wrongly diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has a fever. Her gums are red, swollen, bleeding periodically, and she also has ulcer-like sores in her mouth with white spots on her tongue, blisters on her lips. We consulted a doctor, and she was diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease yesterday. However, I do no...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your daughter has been suffering from a fever, red swollen gums with bleeding, ulcer-like sores in the mouth, white spots on the tongue, a red throat, a blister on the lips. She has...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get rid of the rashes and heat blisters on my scalp.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 31-year-old male, and my height is 5'6". I have had skin rashes on my scalp for seven months. We thought it might be because of dandruff. The scalp looks clean after a head wash, but dry dandruff and severe rash appear again the second day.Occasionally, I get heat blisters like s...  Read Full »

Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like seborrheic dermatitis with furunculosis. Boils and dandruff in common terms. It would help if you had antibiotics and regular shampoo wash. Kindly start...  Read Full »

How to treat my penile blisters with severe itching in my shaft after aggressive intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, We had aggressive anal intercourse two days ago, and since yesterday I have been having severe itching in my shaft. I noticed some blisters today on my penis. These blisters are itchy, shining, and leaking clear fluid on popping. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you apply Fucidin cream (Fusidic acid) twice daily at the lesion for ten days and take tablet Ciprofloxacin 500 mg once daily for five days. Kindly avoid scratching and rubbing of the lesions, vigorous sex. Kindly answer me the fol...  Read Full »

Do oral blisters caused by infections or indigestion reoccur after popping them?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed lumps on my lower inner lip, I get a small blister in the same place, just on top of the lump, but my lower lip is full of them, I think. I have no other symptoms, just that it feels swollen on the right side, and the little blister reapers when I pop it, really small with...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are oral ulcers caused by infection or indigestion. So do not worry, sometimes these tiny lumps are due to herpes or candida, but they are more likely oral ulcers only in your case. I would suggest you take a healthy diet such as more green vegetables and frui...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent pain in my penis with blisters and itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I got blisters, itching, and pain in my penis seven months back. It recurred again and again for almost 12 months. So my doctor did HSV IgG and IgM tests. All my results came back negative. But he gave me Acyclovir 400. What does it mean? Do I suffer from genital herpes?   Read Full »

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to HSV (herpes simplex virus) 1 and 2 IgM (immunoglobulin M) and IgG (immunoglobulin G) can show negative results even while having herpes. You can repeat the test again. It can come back positive now. Herpes is known for its recurrence. But it is not a dreadful diseas...  Read Full »

How to manage a friction blister?

Query: Hi doctor, Two days ago, I ripped open a deep blister on the ball of my foot to the point where the exposed deeper layer of skin is red, with at least a millimeter or two of skin removed and tiny white balls of cells on that layer. I cannot reasonably walk on it, and I do not want to get it infecte...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your query and also looked at the image that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This typically looks like a friction blister that develops after activities requiring repeated landing on foot and running. I c...  Read Full »

How to treat blisters formed by an insect bite?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife suddenly got some blisters with clear liquid in 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, i...  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 »

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

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having blisters on the back of her shoulder and arm due to a butane explosion. She has water coming out of it every time while moving. What can I do for these blisters? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your mother is having irritant contact dermatitis due to exposure to gas. She can use Fusidic cream on the blister in the morning and evening after having sterile aspiration of the blister. She can take tablet Cefadroxil 500 mg twice daily for...  Read Full »

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

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

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for posting a query. The information over the internet is difficult to say whether it 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 his...  Read Full »

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