Friction Blister

Friction blisters are water-filled lesions that affect the skin in the areas that are in constant friction or pressure. It is commonly seen in the sides of the fingers and feet. It can be enhanced by heat and moisture.

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What can I do to heal painful blisters in the big toe while wearing shoes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had this ongoing pain in the toe of my right foot since some time now. If I wear shoes for a long duration, then invariably small blisters develop. Recently, pus had collected after a four-hour journey wearing shoes and as soon as I plucked the skin tip which I generally keep do...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and went through your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  There could be two possibilities in your case: Your shoes have been ill-fitting and have caused trauma because of which you have repeated infection and pain due to pressu...  Read Full »

Can red dots around my penis be an STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red rash with small red dots on my penis. My previous partner cheated on me one year ago. Tonight, I made out with a girl. Both of us were dressed. There was a lot of rubbing. There is no itchiness or pain when I pee. Can it be an STD from my ex a year ago which was my last u...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns about the possibility of an STD (sexually transmitted disease). First of all, I would like to inform you that most of the rash-causing STDs have an incubation period of six months or less and there is a good possibi...  Read Full »

I got symptomless red spots on my penis head after sex while my wife was menstruatingder. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed red spots on my penis head two weeks ago. I assume that it is some reaction after sex. During intercourse, my wife was at the end of her menstruation, and there was some blood left. My red spots appeared only after sex. They do not itch or have any other symptoms, but they a...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The red spots seem to be normal. There is no need to worry as long as they do not pain, itch, and not raised above the skin. It would help if you sent a picture. Regards.  Read Full »

I have small red and white painless spots on my foreskin. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a personal question regarding my foreskin. There are small round red and white painless spots there, and it does not cause any pain whatsoever. I wanted to know is it something I should be worried about?  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send clear photos of lesions and details for clarification. Please send the following details. How long are you having these spots? Is there any intercourse history? If yes, then please give your partner's history. Do you have symptoms like pain, itching, etc.? Do...  Read Full »

My wife and myself have some itchy white spots in our private parts. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itchy white spots on my penis from last two days. When I rub the spots, it seems the skin is peeling off. It started after having sexual intercourse with my wife, and she also has some white itchy spots on her vagina. Both of us got the same problem a couple of times in the...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need pictures of these spots for better diagnosis. But as per your complaint, there are two things which can be considered. A fungal infection, it is common in young diabetic patients. I would suggest you and your wife try taking the following. Fluka (Fluconazole) 15...  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. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

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 »

Why is my vaginal lip is red and swollen after bacterial vaginosis treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My doctor gave me antibiotic for bacterial vaginosis. I just finished the last pill before three days. Then, I was a bit irritated down there. Now, I have my period. So, I had dry humping with pants on. Shortly after, my vagina was irritated and I checked it out. One side of my lip was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to Yes, the reason could be friction. Also, you also have an infection and that may have caused this. Please get yourself checked with a gynecologist internally. Avoid having sex till then. Wear cotton panties and loose lowers. Maintain personal hygiene and take plenty...  Read Full »

Does sore vagina after frequent sex occur due to fungal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week I had sex every day. We did not use lube. It was sort of intense. It did hurt quite a bit, and I had the pleasure at the same time. This week when I woke up, I felt a burning sting near my vagina opening, and it feels similar to urine infection but no burning when I urinat...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The description you have given emulates that you may have experienced vaginal frictional lesions causing the burning and soreness. Fungal infection is present if the discharge is persistent and thick curdy like with itching. It would be best if you can share pictur...  Read Full »

How to confirm whether the red bump on the penile shaft is pimple or herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I woke up a few days ago with a red bump on my shaft. I recently had protected sex with a new person, which is why I am worrying. There is no white head or hair. It looks deep, but I am not sure if that is the regular depth for a blister or pimple. I put some pressur...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It does not look like herpes, that much I am sure. The photos you attached are not very clear and cannot be zoomed without blurring (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will need a close up well-focused picture in a wel...  Read Full »

How to manage blisters on the penis tip?

Query: Hi doctor,I have skin peeling or blister on the tip of my penis, which I believe is caused by friction. It is tender to touch but does not hurt or itch by itself. There is no oozing of liquid from the penis. I do not have any fever or other ailments. I am also currently taking Sompraz D40 for my sto...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your question. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have attached. It looks like a friction ulcer. Do as follows. 1. Wear only cotton undergarments and clothes. No jeans and ti...  Read Full »

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