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What the heck?? Blisters
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kimzsoa - December 26

I am fairly new here, told I have a 99.9% chance I have fibro and 50% chance af RA along with it. I have had the deep severe inside my arm itching for 7 yrs...only ice packs help, hydroxizine too. I often get time itchy blisters on my fingers, sometimes thet are blood blister looking. Now I have a huge one like I have never seen anything like ever...anyone else ever get a huge blister on a finger for no apparent reason...it's my R middle.

 

kimzsoa - December 26

tiny not time

 

kimzsoa - December 26

Also...I can NEVER get warm. Am frozen to the core from the inside out and wake up drenched with sweats...

 

axxie - December 26

Sometimes, blisters will pop and release fluid. You should not pop a blister on purpose. If the blister pops and drains yellow or white pus, it is likely infected. Other signs of infection include redness around the blister or extreme pain. In this case, you should see a doctor or go to an emergency room. You may have a deep splinter that needs to be removed.

If blisters appear out of nowhere and persist, you might have a disease or infection like chickenpox or herpes.

If you have blisters in your mouth or on your genitals, you should see a doctor to make sure that you do not have a sexually transmitted disease.

Frequent itchy blisters could indicate a dermatological condition like dermatitis herpetiformis.

Treatment
Most blisters will heal without treatment. In order for blisters to heal, the irritant must be stopped. Wear different shoes, wear gloves, or wear garments to protect your skin. If these treatments do not work, you can try additional options.

Popping a Blister:

Do not pop a blister unless you absolutely have to. If the blister is large or painful, don't even think about popping it. If you're unsure about what to do, don't pop it. Consult a medical professional if you're ever unsure of what to do.

If you need to pop a blister, make sure that you keep everything sterile. Wash your hands with an antibacterial soap. If you use a needle, make sure that it is sterile. You can sterilize a needle by putting the end in a flame until it turns red or by using rubbing alcohol. Wash the area around your blister and puncture it with the sterilized needle. Squeeze the blister until all of the liquid oozes out. After the liquid has oozed out, treat the affected area with an antibiotic ointment. You can put a bandage over the wound. Make sure that you clean and monitor the wound regularly so that you do not develop an infection.

Blisters that Show Signs of Infection:

If your blister appears infected, you need to see a doctor. You may need a certain kind of ointment, or you may need antibiotics. If you have a deep splinter, the doctor will need to remove it. The doctor can also give you medications for pain and itching.

Skin Diseases:

If you suspect a skin disease, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. You might require extensive dermatological treatment. You might need oral and topical medications.

 

axxie - December 26

may be due to an underactive thyroid gland. Underactive thyroids can slow a metabolism down; therefore, your body is producing less heat. Check with your doctor for the blood work test to see if hypothyroidism is the culprit behind your chills.

There are certain times in life where we know to slow down. However, for some, the opposite can be a necessary mantra in regards to their blood flow. Poor circulation is the cause most related for having internal chills. Why do some people have poor circulation and others do not?

There are certain times in life where we know to slow down. However, for some, the opposite can be a necessary mantra in regards to their blood flow. Poor circulation is the cause most related for having internal chills. Why do some people have poor circulation and others do not?

There are certain times in life where we know to slow down. However, for some, the opposite can be a necessary mantra in regards to their blood flow. Poor circulation is the cause most related for having internal chills. Why do some people have poor circulation and others do not?

Have you lost a considerable amount of weight? Fat is an insulator as well as muscle and the loss of a lot of it can make a person feel colder than they are used to being. Does this mean, gain the weight back in order to feel warm again? No, absolutely not. Build body warming muscles back up with strength and resistance training, such as free weights a few days a week.

 

kimzsoa - December 27

Thanks for all the ifo..as for weight, normal with no changes..will talk to my doctor tomorrow...got some goos pic's in case it pops before then. :)

 

kvc33 - December 27

If you only get blisters on your hands it could be something you are coming into contact with (touching) such as dish soap, household cleaners, hand cream and so on. Getting tested for food allergies would be good too.

 

suem - January 7

Hi Everyone,
I just found this forum today and it seems wonderful. I have had fibromyalgia and lupus now for 22 years. Have been very lucky with my rheumies being very supportive, Although I have not found much that helps the fibro. I have been having some weird symptoms lately and am pretty sure they are the fibro. If any one else has had these please let me know. I am in a flare right now and last week I reached over a chair at work and it felt like my underarm and breast ripped apart. I've had very bad arm and shoulder pain with this. It feels like a nerve is electrified down my arm. I had this once before years ago and it took forever to get better. Help!

 

Canada17 - January 9

The only time I have experienced what you are describing on your hands was when I started taking amytriptiline. About five days after treatment began the pimple like blisters started to appear on my hands. They were sore and itchy and would leave red scars. I informed my doctor of this change and he told me I was suffering from an allergic reaction from the medication and treatment was immediately stopped.

 

HerRoyalHighness - January 15

Has your doctor considered shingles?

 

alivenotliving - January 15

UGH...I get the little blisters as well. I get them most often in the palms of my hands and between my fingers, but /i have also had them appear on my feet. They are little water blisters with a clear liquid in them. They itch so horribly it drives me crazy...but if I scratch at them, they break open and spread. I have had a few episodes where I had raw circles in the middle of my palms that were the size of a silver dollar. I notice that they come about mostly when I am suffering elevated stress and deeper depression. I have been told that they may be numular eczema, brought on by the stress and depression of FMS.

 

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