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  • May 26, 2008
  • 03:52 PM

i have small blisters on my feet they look like water blisters but under the skin more i went to urgent care and they said it was shingles but there is no pain what so ever it itches like crazy it is on the side of my foot right at the ball of my foot by the big toe. everyone i have known that has had shingles said they are VERY PAINFUL and these just itch and blister up and pop i have been taking the shingle medicine the hopsital gave me but i want to know if that is what it really is or not. there is no pain no redness no nerve issues just pussing blisters and itching someone please help me.

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  • I got this question and answer from podiatrynetwork dot com:Question: I have, since I was a child, occasionally gotten these little water blisters on the soles of my feet. They are about the size of a pea or smaller and itch terribly. If I break the blister (the fluid is clear), it is always back again the next day. I have one now and the itching is very intense. I know they aren't just ordinary blisters caused by friction because I hardly ever wear any shoes. I would very much appreciate any advice for some relief. Doctor's Reply:The most likely cause of these blisters is a fungal infection of the skin. Also called athletes foot, these blisters can itch terribly. Try an over the counter antifungal medicine and continue to use it for three to four weeks after the blisters have cleared up. If this does not work make an appointment to see a podiatrist in your area.
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • That's one possibility. Did you see a dermatologist? It could be an allergy or the foot could be sweating in the shoe. Since it's summer, try sandals to determine if the shoe is causing problems. Plus, if it is a fungus, you would keep it there inside your shoe, too. Take advantage of summer. A rash on the bottom of the foot is a symptom of syphilis. Get a blood test at your local county std clinic for free or get one at your doctor's office. You need to know for sure that you don't have syphilis.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
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