HomeAnswersDermatologyitchy blistersI have had water-filled blisters on my hands and toes that were itchy. But now they turned into bloody skin. What can be done?

What is the treatment for fluid-filled blisters on hands and feet?


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Answered by

Dr. Suvash Sahu

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At December 7, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 7, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have got water blisters on my hands and toes and they itch so bad that I have to scratch them and now it has turned into raw bloody skin. Kindly suggest.

Answered by Dr. Suvash Sahu


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query, understand your concern, and examined your video (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). With your descriptions, it seems you have cheiro-do pompholyx. Pompholyx generally causes itching of the hands and feet. Usually, hands and feet come in contact with external objects like pollen, dust, detergent, etc. on a day-to-day basis. The substances that aggravate this condition are pollen, chemicals in detergents, paints, solvents, and rubber materials. When you have an allergy, it is advisable that you stay away from the allergens. There are chances of blisters being infected if you puncture them so do not puncture them. To control itching, I would suggest you start taking tablet Cetirizine and topical steroids like 0.1% Mometasone (Hexylene glycol and Stearyl alcohol) twice daily for one week. Please consult a dermatologist before starting treatment.

I hope you find this helpful.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Suvash Sahu
Dr. Suvash Sahu


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