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    Burns and scalds are damage to the skin caused by heat, which can be very painful and cause blisters and charred, black or red skin. Read more →

    I think I have this but was wondering if external blistering which seems to come and go frequently is linked. Also my lymph nodes in my groin area seem to swell slightly and are painful to touch, usually only on one side at a time? Thanks for any help x





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    Thanks x

    Hi Caroline, this sounds like Herpes Simplex Virus, you should go to your doctors when the symptoms come back. Try not to worry. Hope this helps x

    I get coldsores regularly and have done for about 20 years. However the last few that I have had have made me feel really poorly. I have absolutely no energy and my glands are very sore. The coldsore appears (with the usual tingling, blistering, greasy skin) then a day or so later the fatigue kicks in. Is this a common associated symptom? I have never had this previously and Im having to take time off work! I am a 34 year old female.





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    hi i too get really poorly when i have a cold sore and get a lot of swelling its awfull i know i hate having them i get one once a year and it just knocks me of my feet and end up in bed for a few days my hubby gets cold sores but he dosent get ill with them and there gone within days as for me it takes a lot longer

    Hi For the past 2 years I've been getting these very sore boil like lumps around my privet area and round my upper thighs They scar each time they appear and I can't walk properly when there there Right now I have some blistering on the underneath of my privet area where Yh bottom of my knickers would be But I haven't wore any underwear yesterday or today so why have I got this rather annoying painful blisters? Please help me





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    When u get one boil be careful and use diluted detol liquid to wash the area and use antibacterial soap when washing your body as they spread or reoccur easily. Tea tree oil is good if not in virginal, and a course of antibiotics if it's trouble some.we had boils in my house now no more general cleaning with detol spray and freshener before u leave your house. To kill the bacteria. Good luck

    Hi I've had what I believe is a fungal infection on my feet for quite some time now. I've tried steroid cream and antibiotics (prescription) but the infection keeps coming back. I just don't know what to do now, I've been back to my gp twice and they can't understand why it's returning all the time. It's really getting my down and it's quite painful at times, feels like my feet are on fire when the blistering first appear, they get pretty big too. I'm not sure if popping them is such a good idea but they get that painful I sometimes have to.





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    Im a gay male who's had his fair share of contact with semen in his lifetime. However recently I've begun to notice that my own semen seems to cause a reddening/soreness wherever it comes into contact with me. Its only mine (noone elses does this) and my semen doesn't seem to affect partners, only me. The last several months Ive found that if I dont wash the semen off anywhere ive come into contact with it immediately after sex, the places on my skin (or penis) which its been in contact with reacts like burnt skin, on one occasion even blistering. Is it possible to be allergic only to your own semen? and only have this develop in later life? (PS. regular sexual health screenings found no STI's though all this in case you wondered).





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    Of course it is. There are ointments that an be prescribed to you to help with an outbreak if you're unable to clean it off quickly enough.

    I am 14 years old, and my earliest memory of having this "problem" was when I was 9. I have an extremely enlarged inner and outer labia. My outer labia is about 7-8cm making daily life extremely uncomfortable. I cannot wear trousers, or leggings, any form of tight clothing and some days I find it hard to even wear underwear, because of the friction that is caused.Some of the problems having an enlarged labia has caused me are: -Pain -Discomfort -Blistering -Broken skin -Infection -Discharge -"Weeping" from cuts -Swelling (sometimes swelling to over three times the original size) -tearing -embarrassment And many other problems. As you can see, this has made a massive impact on my life. I am still a virgin, but I dread to think what sexual intercourse would be, when I currently find it hard to insert tampons, without a burning sensation on the sensitive labias. Everyday life, and moving is uncomfortable, painful and embarrassing. Some days I find it hard to sit down because they catch in my clothes and/or underwear, and other days the chaffing that is caused is almost unbearable. I have done extensive research and feel that even though there are no immediate health impacts, it is causing mental and physical pain. I am unsure what to do, as this is no longer something I can ignore, and am wondering if surgery would be available? Whether its on the NHS or private? I need help as it is getting worse, and I feel this is something I can no longer keep to myself.





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    Yes the blistering is normal. Usually tratments like this are made to cause blistering so that your white blood cells go to the place of damage. The aim is to get the white blood cells to realise the 'alien' object. (That being the verruca) This would then kick your immune system into getting rid of the 'alien' object. The treatment doesnt get rid of the verrucas itself, but causes damage to kick start your immune system.

    Hi Caroline, I'm really sorry to hear that your brother is having such a hard time with eczema. I started getting pomphloyx type symptoms on my right hand last September and it spread to my left hand as well. I saw a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor who prescribed herbs to ease the inflammation and itching. My hands were red, blistering and raw. I stopped the steroid cream the day I started the herbs. My hands looked 85% better by the end of the first two weeks. It's been 7 weeks since I started and my hands aren't completely cured but the inflammation is down and my condition is under control, I might get some blistering but it goes away quickly. A restricted diet was recommended along with the herbs. I'm also trying other natural suggestions I've read about such as nettle tea, peppermint tea, vitamin B, avoiding soap. I can give you the name of the Dr if you are interested.

    I can vouch that Tea Tree oil is super effective, more so than the topical antibiotics. I was on both oral and topical antibiotics and seeing no real halting of the spread of infection and blistering. There was no way i wanted to spend 2 weeks in this condition, so I did a ton of research and found a number of forums that recommeded Tea Tree oil. I tried the oil and saw almost immediate results! it stopped the spread and eliminated the blistering within hours. One word of caution, I was so desperate to stop this thing that I used the oil without any dilution. That was probably a mistake, because it slightly burned the normal skin around the infection. Make sure to dilute with warm water and test the strength gradually. Also oregano oil is another treatment I used in combination with Tea Tree oil, although not as much. I am now on my way to rapid healing and recovery after 5 days since the initial onset (it took two days to figure out what I had as I never experienced this before). Good luck to all! Use this approach and it will speed up the healing process!

    hi my fore finger is slightly peeling and feels and looks bumpy, its blistering but with no fluid and i can see red holes under the skin please help





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    I have this too. Do your hands really itch and are sore? I haven't found anything to fix it and I have been to a dermatologist, an allergist and several doctors and no one knows what it is.

    yh ive seen a doc about it they dont know what it is seems to happen same time every year tho

    I got sun burnt to the point of blistering which turned to scabs which have now cleared my concern is where i got burned i have moles which now itch should i be concerned





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    I got sun burnt to the point of blistering which turned to scabs which have now cleared my concern is where i got burned i have moles which now itch should i be concerned





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    Hi i'm a 27 yrs old and had eczema as a child but soon went away. It came back with revenge 5 yrs ago and its all over my feet and hands. I've been to the hospital tried all different creams and steroids but nothing seems to work. It's so bad that i can't walk most times as it's always blistering up, i'm desperate for help as it's really getting me down.!!





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    I was totally intrigued with Charlottes story as my 3yr old daughter has Linear IGA Disease which is a blistering disorder and is actually on medication that used to treat lepracy. I myself fought for 5 months to get to the bottom of it.





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    i am so proud of how brave charlotte is , come on charlotte u can fight it!

    Hi, I've been suffering from Linear IGA for over 15 years and been taking Dapson all this time. I'm a 44 years old woman, I was told this was something that children or old people got, I must be strange. Good news is this is the easiest skin condition to treat. The tablets make you a bit disorientated for a while but it does ease, and children have a chance to grow out of this. My one concern is the very long term effects of taking dapson, and any hereditary effects there maybe on children/grandchildren.

    I have been diagnosed with blistering psoriasis on palms of my hands and soles of my feet only I have had this condition for last 7 yrs and am 34 now i have like u all tried every cream light treatment and herbal ointment out there and would am going to try a good homeopathic doctor as suggested at top of page. Will let u know if it works x





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    Just a small area of my right foot is affected - between my big and second toe. So, the blistering and flaky skin is qiute localised - but I feel like I could itch the flaming toes off! Daktarin helped me last time it flared up - so I'm going to give it another go. Good luck with sorting yours out, everybody!





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    I came up with some minor blistering and red patches on the head of my penis, went to the GUM Clinic to find out that I had picked up Chlamydia. I had the treatment and was given the all clear, however I'm still left with the red blotches (although the blisters disappeared). I went to my GP and was prescribed a Steroid cream, but it hasn't done the trick. Have I been scarred permanently or is it bacterial? It doesn't itch or hurt, it's just red. Any advice? Thanks





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    I was getting bitten a lot before christmas then it stopped. Iv recently started to be bitten again. When I get bitten they sometimes blister/bubble and become extremely painful. Especially when they burst, scab over and scar me. They only really bite the bottom of my legs. Someone told me I may be allergic to whatever is biting me. Is it mosquito bites or bed bug bites? Is blistering normal? HELP!!





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    Hi Candice, To ensure you do not have bed bugs you need to do a visual inspection. Contrary to a lot of comments they will not necessarily be found in your mattress. You need to look under the base of the bed/under bedside furniture/along the skirting board towards the head of your bed/curtain pleats. If you wake in the morning to find spots of blood in your bed ( they may appear very dark in colour, almost like black pen dots ) this is also a sign. You are looking for an insect that resembles an apple pip. Good Luck. p.s I have been specialising in bed bug Inspections and eradication for the past 5 years in Australia.

    I've suffered with this since pubety, chin stretching from one ear to the other, chest could compete with some men there i think xD, back, all over my stomach, and my bum. Its the bum and back that effects me the most and don't like those places to be touched. I have tried white light therapy on my chin which didn't do anything at all just pain and some blistering, i was told a few days ago from a friend that Excessive hair on the face is something that can be done on the NHS something to look into, lets hope she's right!





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    I used to get this. It sounds like your allergic to something your using. Try the simple shower gel range. For months I used a naturals shower gel and my hands were so sore, blistering and red. my legs were also itchy. As soon as I stopped using it It went. Try and limited yourself to one shower/bath a day or try oilatum in the bath (dont get it on tour hair though as it goes greasy). Good luck! I hope it works .

    hi docs just wanted some help as my doctor has no clue on whats happening im not sure if i have athletes foot but the soles of my feet are cracked and bleed all the time and hurt to the piont of me having to take pain killers and its really getting hard to walk as its always blistering as well , i have tryed all the creams and powders but to no avail its driving me nuts, hope you guys have a better idea for me as to what this is or i might have to get rid of my feet!! cheers and thank you





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    Hi my Daughter is 15 years old and suffers from really bad acne on her face, chest and back. She has been going to her G.P for the last year and a half for antibiotics (Tiloryth 250mg twice a day). She has been on the pill (co-cyprindio) for two months now, but nothing seems to help. My daughter has recently been referred to a Dermatologist, as a lot of the acne is blistering and now scarring. What would you recommend for the acne and the scarring? Thank you





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    Someone is promoting derma rescue on this site- it has been around for ages and actually does nothing, unless you just have normal dry skin. It's not a 'new miracle cream". There is research in Scotland at present, looking into causes of Keratoderma -like conditions (of which this is one) - let's hope they find something- so far, science has little. Just wondering though- has anyone tried Botulism toxin-? This would perhaps stop the sweat glands producing the blistering/itch (theoretically)? Any experience of it? Notice Embarrassing Bodies always say they can cure this with a bit of steroid cream! LOL





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    Hi All When my PPP is really sore and i struggle to walk i try this. 1. Apply usual creams and ointments. 2. Cut a ZipZok stocking (impregnated with an ointment containing 20 % zinc oxide) in 2. 3. Slide onto foot to make an ankle sock (1 stocking makes 2 socks). Fold top over to give double layer to heel. 4. Cover with thin cotton sock. This keeps your skin soft and moisturised do at least you can walk and get some pain releif. I sometimes form the bandage into a hand mitt and wear overnight as well.

    That was me advising Derma Rescue I seen it on the doctors show and they advertised it as the 3rd best treatment. Out of all the steroid creams and other creams it seems to working best on my PPP but I've only used it for a month.

    Hi, I'm little worried about a mark that is on my back. Today I've noticed a light brown mark on my back, it's a circle shape about the same size a 2p and light brown in colour. The mark isn't itchy nor blistering. Over the last week I've been working outside in the sun with no top on, putting cream on occasionally, I'm sat here worried that it may be skin cancer. I'm going to a drop in centre tomorrow to get it looked at but I would just like a little information to try and settle my nerves. Thank you for your help Dan Male age 21.





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    Hey I just noticed the same mark on me just above my breasts on my chest it's not itchy or a puss or a rash of any sort but I am afraid it may be something else ... I haven't been working out in the sun or applied any cream there so I really don't understand what the root cause is .. If you know what the cause is maybe you can help me as well thanks

    Hey there, i think it could be a sort of temporary fungal thing. It could have come from lots of wsweating, using a moist towel after a shower, etc. I sometimes gt these but they go away. Try to keep your body dry. I still recommend that you should go to a doctor and get it checked though.

    Hi, my mam has been diagnosed as having severe bulllous pemphigoid which is a rare autoimmune skin disease which causes blistering of the whole body, she is in an awful lot of pain her whole body feels like its on fire and constantly itchy.this has been ongoing for 14 weeks now and is getting no better (worse if anything)even though she is taking steroids to try and control it, liquid morphine for the pain and has her whole body in bandages each day after treatment where a steroid cream is applied. please does anyone know if she would receive any better treatment if i was to arrange private healthcare. any advice on how i can help her would be greatly appreciated.





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    hi, im 24 i have tubular breast and just got surgery thro the nhs 3 weeks ago!i waited a year for to get them done and was soo impressed wen i looked down to see my new set...however things have changed for me ad my skin is soo badly bruised leading to blistering of the skin. There is now a chance that they have become infected and may need removed. If u want surgery then go ahead and get it....i did but these 3 weeks have been full of nothing but worrie. i love the new shape with my new small nipples however if i find out next week that they are infected i can see myself becoming more depressed than i ever was with tubular. Its a risk...just make sure its what you truely want.

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